On December 30th and 31st, 2014, the Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) invited back the interns and volunteers of both New York and New Jersey  to celebrate their achievements during their internship program. KACE interns and volunteers spent their time organizing and participating in grassroots outreach and community education on voter registration, and participated in the  inaugural Korean American Grassroots Conference.   The interns and volunteers who participated in the program for […]

New York City’s largest energy provider Con Edison announced on November 7th its partnership with KACE to support KACE Grassroots Internship program. As a part of Con Edison’s community support initiative, “Power of Giving,” the company supports KACE’s civic awareness program through a grant. Ms. Sarah B. J. Sung, Public Affairs Manager at Con Edison, emphasized the importance of civic engagement in metropolitan New York and wished for continued success with KACE. For […]

On August 15th, 2014, Congressman Scott Garrett representing the 5th district of New Jersey visited the Bergen County “comfort women” memorial with the interns of Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE). The occasion was especially meaningful because it was held on the Korean Independence Day, and it was Congressman Garrett’s first time officially visiting the memorial. Upon his arrival at the memorial built in front of the Bergen County courthouse,  he […]

On August 14th, 2014, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein visited the interns of Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE).  KACE interns invited Assemblyman Braunstein to learn about his thoughts as an incumbent running in the upcoming election, and his plans for the future. After a brief introduction given by the assemblyman, the interns asked him questions that touch upon various issues pertinent to New York state residents. Intern Kevin Yoon asked Assemblyman Braunstein about his […]

On August 13, 2014, the Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) interns and volunteers visited the Queens County Board of Elections. During their visit, the interns and volunteers delivered 60 voter registration forms that they had collected during the Summer Internship Program. Furthermore, they had an opportunity to meet Barbara Conocchio, the Chief Clerk of the Queens County Board of Elections. One needs to register by August 15th to be considered […]

On August 5th, 2014, the interns from the Asian Social Justice Program met with the “Comfort Women” survivors Ok-seon Lee and Il-chul Kang at a lecture held at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center. This lecture has been held for the last three years, and the interns who presented this night were interns of the third session. The fourth session of the internship will be starting shortly. Staffs of the House […]

On June 20th, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) held its second annual Alumni Night along with the award ceremony for its first Scholarship Contest at Santander Bank. The event started with an opening speech by President Andy Sul of Korean American Association of Manhattan, who provided the venue. A role model for Korean American youths, President Sul gave words of encouragement to the interns and alumni. During the event, […]

On June 7th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) carried out voter registration drive and voting advocacy campaign at the Eurasian Multicultural Festival in Murray Hill, New York.The festival was hosted by the Korean Restaurant Street Merchant Prosperity Association and Korean American Association of Queens under supervision of New York Ilbo. The KACE interns and staffs walked through the block where the festival was held to conduct the campaign. KACE received […]

On May 21st, 2014, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) and the Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College hosted the Northeast Asian History Internship Award Ceremony in the Kupferberg Holocaust Center. This internship was first started in 2012 for the purpose of educating college students about atrocities committed by the Japanese armed forces before and during World War II, with a focus on the violation of women’s rights through the […]

On May 10th, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) held a voter registration drive in Fort Lee and Ridgefield H Mart. It is especially alarming that the voter registration deadline (May 13th) for the New Jersey primary election on June 3rd is coming up, but many Korean Americans are not aware of the election dates, the type of election, and whether there are Korean American candidates running in the election. 93 […]

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