The third annual gathering of student leaders from across the nation, the 2018 KAGC U Leadership Summit took place in New York, NY from January 10 through 12, 2018. Hosted by Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE), this year’s Summit was joined by 59 students representing 32 universities in 15 states who were selected through a rigorous application process.

Over three days, the student leaders learned the history of the Korean-American community and discussed tangible actions plans to empower it through civic means.

 

The third annual gathering of student leaders from across the nation, the 2018 KAGC U Leadership Summit took place in New York, NY from January 10 through 12, 2018. Hosted by Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE), this year’s Summit was joined by 59 students representing 32 universities in 15 states who were selected through a rigorous application process. Over three days, the student leaders learned the history of the Korean-American […]

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On January 9, KACE joined Bergen County officials and local community organizations for the annual Bergen County Korean American Day celebration to commemorate the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States, and to honor our community’s immense contributions and impact to society. Korean American Day, established by Congress in 2003, celebrates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the U.S. more than 100 years ago, as […]

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On December 17, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) was invited for civic education seminars with the youth and young adult ministries at First United Methodist Church in Flushing. With 50 students in each session, audience ranging from 6th grade through 30 years old, KACE spoke on the civic standing of the Korean American community and ways of more active participation. Attendees also shared their personal experiences in connection to Asian […]

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On December 8, KACE was invited by Silicon Valley Korean American Federation (President Yeonsook Park) for keynote address at its end-of-year conference. Before an audience 150 in San Jose, CA, President Dongchan Kim introduced several civic engagement programs the Korean American community in Silicon Valley can adopt through case studies. SVKAF especially welcomed the voter registration and community education initiatives and plans to launch their own program with KACE as […]

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On Saturday, December 2, KACE was invited to speak to the parents, teachers, and students at Korean School of Southern New Jersey (Principal Angela Jung). To the audience of 60, President Dongchan Kim introduced the history of the Korean American community with examples of grassroots civic action our community has taken in the past 21 years. We appreciate the enthusiasm and passion the families at KSSNJ shared with us and […]

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On November 19, 2017, KACE┬áPresident Dongchan Kim was invited as a keynote speaker to an educational seminar hosted by the Korean American Association of Greater New Orleans. President Kim shared with 50+ community leaders, educators, and students in attendance the importance of political participation and civic engagement, as well as practical guidance on local programming and civic education. Together, attendees explored ways in our community can raise its political voice […]

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On November 7, 2017, Election Day, KACE assisted 36 voters in NY and NJ through our Voter Hotline. The inquiries submitted and resolved through the Hotline today revolved around registration status and poll site location unlike the recent elections. “Judging by the different pattern of questions today, it seems as though there was a small spike of first-time voters, as well as those turning out for the first time in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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On October 27, 2017, KACE hosted a forum with all 7 candidates running to represent New Jersey’s 39th Legislative District. One of the few hotly contested district, the 39th encompasses northern Bergen County and boasts the second most Korean-American population in the state. In the forum, we discussed critical issues of our community like local economy, small business, education, and senior citizens’ welfare. We thank our community partners Korean American […]

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