On November 3, KACE concluded its 2017 Grassroots Internship in New York. Since this May, 17 dedicated high students from across Queens and Nassau County served our community through voter registration drives, community education efforts, supervised research, and meetings with elected officials in the local, state, and federal government. Together the students have put in over 3000 hours of volunteers service. In addition, 10 of this year’s participants also received […]

On October 27, KACE concluded its 2017 Grassroots Internship in New Jersey. Since this May, 21 high students from across Bergen County served our community through voter registration drive, community education efforts, supervised research, and meetings with elected officials in the local, state, and federal government. All together they have put in over 2900 hours of volunteers service. In addition to recognition for their hard work over the past 5 […]

On October 20, 2017, high school students in the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship visited Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson today to discuss the current issues of District 37, the legislative district with the most Korean American residents in New Jersey. We appreciate the Senator and Assemblyman’s longstanding support for the immigrant community and small businesses throughout the area – especially the encouragement for our students to continue being engaged and expressing […]

On October 6, 2017, high school students in the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship were visited by Councilman Barry Grodenchik at KACE’s New York office. In light of the upcoming General Election on November 7, Councilman Grodenchik emphasized the importance of electoral participation and displayed his appreciation for our interns’ efforts in engaging the Korean American community through daily voter registration drives. Thank you Councilman Grodenchik for visiting our KACE interns and for […]

On October 4, 2017, high school students in the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship met with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco to discuss critical issues of the Korean American community. County Executive Tedesco explained to the students the role and structure of the county government and agreed on the need for more Korean American voice in public policy on all levels of government. The students from across the county were awarded citations in […]

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 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 […]

On August 18, 2016, our high school students in the 2016 KACE Grassroots Internship met with Councilman Chris Chung (Palisades Park, NJ) and Councilman Dan Park (Tenafly, NJ). Two of the few Korean American elected officials in Bergen County, these councilmen shared with our students their personal and professional experiences as Korean American public servants. They applauded our students for their voter registration assistance, especially for Korean speakers who often […]

On August 16, 2016 KACE Grassroots Interns invited New York Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (District 16) to our New York office to discuss community issues and ask questions on a career in public service. Senator Toby Ann Stavisky has shown support for the Korean American community and KACE, attending KACE’s 19th annual gala in 2015. [Senator Stavisky and Grassroots Interns in Q&A session] At the meeting, Senator Stavisky underlined the […]

Our 2016 Grassroots Interns visited the Bergen County Plaza on August 15, 2016 and met with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. County Executive walked them through the structure and role of county government and applauded their active engagement. Commending their voter registration assistance of over 100 people within one month, County Executive encouraged them to keep up the good work: “this is the generation that more Korean Americans become elected […]

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