On August 22nd, 2016, the high school students in the 2016 Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE)
Grassroots Internship visited the New York State Capitol in Albany and had an opportunity to meet with Assemblyman Ron Kim
(Assemblyman Ron Kim engages in a Q&A session with our Interns)
Our students spoke at length with the representative of our community and one of the few Asian American role models in the state legislature–in fact, the only in New York and one of the 142 AAPI state legislators in the United States. Assemblyman Kim applauded the students’ voter registration efforts and encouraged them to set long-term goals, beyond just a profession or fame.
Following the discussion, Grassroots Interns were given the opportunity to tour and learn about the structure and history of the New York State Capitol.
(Grassroots Interns pose in front of the New York State Capitol)
We all appreciate the Assemblyman for his leadership, public service, and especially the time he made to meet with us all the way in Albany!