On June 15 and June 16, 2017, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar in Houston, TX, in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). In collaboration with the Korean American Association of Houston (KAAH), attendees discussed the importance of grassroots activism, explored methods of community organizing, and discussed ways in which community members can raise their political voice through electoral participation. KACE’s regional seminars encourages the development of […]

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On June 10-11, 2017, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar in Northern Virginia, in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). In collaboration with the Korean American Association of Greater Washington Metropolitan Area (KAAWUSA), attendees explored the history of Korean Americans, and discussed the importance of grassroots activism and community organization. On the evening of June 10, nearly 50 attendees gathered at the KAGC Regional Seminar’s gala dinner. The […]

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On June 8th, 2017, KACE was invited by the Jefferson Democratic Club in Bayside, NY, to share the progress of its “sanctuary church” initiative that protects undocumented immigrants of our community. Alongside Councilman Paul Vallone of the New York City Council and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (NY-26), KACE reviewed the far-reaching impacts of the current immigration policy. In the absence of legislation establishing a comprehensive immigration reform and in light of […]

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On June 1st, 2017, in preparation for New Jersey’s Primary Election on June 6th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) released its Korean American Voter Data Analysis for New Jersey. This data report will explain the significance of the statistical figures on Korean American civic engagement in New Jersey, and reveal the potential for political empowerment of our community. Using the 2016 General Election voter data sets obtained from the New […]

The annual high school internship program, the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship, commenced on May 26th, 2017. After a thorough application and interview process, the selected 13 high school students in New York and 20 high school students in New Jersey will be contributing to the Korean American community through various civic engagement initiatives for the next 22 weeks. Since its launch in 2006, KACE’s annual high school internship program has […]

On May 20th, 2017, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar in Seattle, Washington, in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). In collaboration with the Korean American Coalition of Washington (KAC-WA), attendees explored the structure of the government, the Korean American identity, and discussed the importance of grassroots activism and community organization. At the regional seminar, attendees engaged in a panel discussion with Senator Jeannie Danielle, Senator Mark Miloscia, […]

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After a rigorous and competitive application process, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) is pleased to finally introduce the inaugural class of the 2017 KACE Congressional Fellowship program! Through this program, KACE helps students with demonstrated leadership in civic engagement and interests in contributing to the U.S.-Korea relations gain a first-hand experience in policy making and public service. Fellows will work closely with congressional staff, complete a wide range of tasks, and […]

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On May 15th, 2017, KACE commemorated the historical Los Angeles Riots by hosting a symposium for the 25th Anniversary of the L.A. Riots at the Arcola Korean United Methodist Church (아콜라 연합감리교회) in Paramus, New Jersey. April 29, 1992 is known as “Sa-I-Gu”, and a turning point in Korean American history. Our community’s lack of visibility and political power proved to be detrimental in the rioting that injured nearly 2,000 […]

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On May 13th, 2017, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar in Los Angeles, California, in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). In collaboration with the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, the seminar was attended by nearly 100 high school students and community leaders. Together, attendees explored the Korean American identity, history of Korean Americans, and discussed the importance of grassroots activism and community organization. Since 2014, […]

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Preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC), the largest annual gathering of Korean American community leaders from across the nation, is in full swing. On May 12th, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar in Orange County, California, to educate our community on the importance of grassroots activism. In collaboration with the Korean American Federation of Orange County, attendees discussed the importance of grassroots mobilization. As Korean Americans from all […]

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