GLEF was founded in 2010 in Portland, Oregon. Its mission, inspired by Kilong Ung’s memoir, Golden Leaf: A Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor, is to empower humanity by enhancing educational opportunities internationally, in memory of genocide victims and in honor of survivors, golden leaves. GLEF operates 100 percent on the volunteer efforts of students, business professionals, community members, and community leaders. GLEF is welcoming everyone who is interested in leveraging the history of the Cambodian genocide to make the world a better place through school building and renovation. In March of 2011, GLEF earned its 501 (c) 3 non-profit status.

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