The Korean American Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization. Established in 1983 to promote the civic concerns, civil rights, and community affairs of the Korean American community through education, community organizing, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.
KAC Updates & Upcoming Events
The 4.29 Center Essay Contest
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the 23rd Annual 4.29 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony took place at the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles.
KAC awarded 15 deserving students scholarships ranging from $100 to $1,000. Samantha Lee received this year's Grand Prize scholarship.
To read this year's winning essays, please click HERE.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the following sponsors of this year's 4.29 Essay Contest for their continued support of KAC and its programs.
Korean American Federation of Los Angeles
Korean American United Foundation
Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council
Table Etiquette Seminar
Mentorship Circles-Table Etiquette class is coming...
SAVE the DATE for a fun and delicious lunch, where
an instructor will help guide attendees on the proper etiquette for handling utensils as well as how to make
an excellent impression with fellow dinners
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015
1:00 PM ~ 3:00 PM
For more information, please call 213-365-5999.
2015 National College Leadership Conference
The National College Leadership Conference is the longest continuously running annual leadership conference for Korean American students in the United States. NCLC strives to educate and inspire future generations of Korean Americans and develop leaders among them. The conference invites Korean American students from all across country, and even internationally, to convene for one week in a camp-style setting.
With the support of our Title Sponsor State Farm Insurance, the KAC National College Leadership Conference is an opportunity for young Korean Americans to meet established professionals in their field of interest, learn essential leadership skills to assist them in their future professions, and make friends of other bright, ambitious Korean Americans. The Leadership Conference builds awareness of current and past issues facing the Korean American community, with an emphasis on the importance of participation and the appreciation of cultural identity and roots.
Dates: Monday through Friday, June 22-26, 2015
Location: Paradise Springs, Valyermo, CA 93563
- 90 minutes from LA, San Bernardino, & Riverside counties
Cost: The conference week costs $650 per attendee.
- Cost includes room and board
- Financial aid is available for students who qualify
- Students recommended by church/established non-profits may qualify for a community scholarship. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
1. Download the NCLC 2015 Application and Info Sheet
2. Mail application and resume to:
Korean American Coalition
3727 W. 6th Street, Suite 305
Los Angeles, CA 90020
All applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, June 8, 2015.
For an application form or for more information about the program, please call at 213-365-5999 or email email@example.com.
The application for NCLC can be found HERE .
Redistricting Lawsuit Updates
On February 24, 2015, Judge Consuelo Marshall of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an opinion granting the City’s motion for summary judgment and dismissing the action. However, Judge Marshall left open the option for the plaintiffs to re-file certain claims in state court.
KAC is deeply disappointed with Judge Marshall's decision, given the uniquely strong evidence in this case that the City re-drew city council district lines based predominantly based on race. Given that evidence, we believe Judge Marshall should have allowed plaintiffs an opportunity to present their case at trial and required the City to explain its actions at that trial. The plaintiffs are presently conferring with their lawyers regarding next steps, including the possibility of an appeal.
KAC has continued to cover redistricting in Los Angeles as the lawsuit filed by 5 residents against the City of Los Angeles kicks back into gear. Both Korean and English media outlets have covered Koreatown's struggle to be unified and represented in one City Council district.
Become a KAC member or volunteer and get involved in your community!
KAC members receive exclusive firsthand access to KAC and community events throughout the year.
To learn more about getting involved, check out our Membership page or Contact Us.
KAC is in need of 2 laptops with wifi capability as
tax-deductible, in-kind donations.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.