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Los Angeles, CA - On March 22, 2018, KAC Executive Director Joon Bang brought home over $6,000 in prizes and donations for KAC, including the Coaches Award, at the 2018 Social Innovation Fast Pitch Event & Showcase, hosted by Social Venture Partners Los Angeles (SVPLA). In competition with over 50 applicants, KAC became the only Korean non-profit organization among the 20 semifinalists for this event, who were selected based on the degree to which their approaches to pressing issues give them a competitive advantage to significantly increase social impact.
With the support of 40 SVPLA coaches, KAC was selected as one of the 10 finalists to present on-stage. As a finalist, KAC Executive Director Joon Bang gave a 3-minute pitch to an audience of approximately 600 philanthropic, business, civic, and nonprofit leaders.
KAC Executive Director Joon Bang said, “I was thrilled at the opportunity to share with the broader community the issues that affect the Korean American community and our initiative to collaborate across all cultures in Los Angeles in 3 minutes. At KAC, we envision a collaborative and inclusive Los Angeles that works together to uplift the marginalized, regardless of the color of our skin or our differences.”
Educate | Embrace | Empower
Korean American Coalition-Los Angeles (KAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1983 to promote the civic and civil rights interests of the Korean American community. KAC endeavors to achieve these goals through education, community organization, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.