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
KAC MUN & Best Delegate Announce
MUN Institute Summer Scholarships
KAC MUN and Best Delegate are pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for local high school and middle school students to attend Best Delegate's MUN Institute Summer Programs at UCLA this summer! With available scholarships, this wonderful opportunity is available to middle school and high school students who would like to attend this wonderful program.
To apply, click HERE.
2015 National College Leadership Conference (NCLC)
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, while building 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. Students receive a valuable 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.
Dates: Monday through Friday, June 22-26, 2015
Cost: The conference week costs $650 per attendee.
- Cost includes room and board
- Financial aid is available for students who qualify
All applications must be received no later than Thursday, June 18, 2015.
For an application form or for more information about the program, click 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.
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To learn more about getting involved, check out our Membership page or Contact Us.
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tax-deductible, in-kind donations.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.