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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KACE hosted a KAGC Regional Seminar in Dallas, Texas on April 29th and 30th, 2017 in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). In collaboration with the Korean Society of Dallas and The Korean Association of Fort Worth, the seminar was attended by nearly 100 Korean American community leaders. KACE President Dongchan Kim educated attendees on voter registration, community organization, grassroots leadership development, and the national conference. The 2017 […]

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On April 1st and 2nd, KACE hosted the KAGC Regional Seminar for Midwest in Chicago, Illinois in preparation for the 2017 Korean American Grassroots Conference (KAGC). The seminar, in collaboration with Korean American Voice, was joined by over 120 community leaders from 6 states in the Midwest to discuss the importance of civic engagement in the Korean American community. During the seminar, KACE President Dongchan Kim held an education session […]

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Application is now open for the 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship Program. Since its launch in 2006, our annual high school internship program has been joined by over 200 high school students in New York and New Jersey. The 2017 KACE Grassroots Internship Program is a unique opportunity to experience first-hand community organization through grassroots civic participation. Under supervision, students will take on research projects on various issues within our community […]

On Election Day 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) operated its own Voter Hotline to assist Korean American voters in New York and New Jersey. Today alone, KACE resolved a total of 79 inquiries on a various topics related to voting, from 6AM when polls opened in the two states. The most common questions today were on the poll site location and registration status confirmation. It seems that the surge in […]

Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) hosted a voter registration drive on October 29th and October 30th, 2016 at the 2016 Korean Harvest Festival. Throughout the weekend, KACE assisted over 50 first-time voter registrations and more than 120 inquiries on voting. With hardly a week left until the election, many visitors were already registered; however, with the spike in first-time voter registrations this year, we received a slew of questions on what […]

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On October 28th, 2016, Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) published the 2016 New York & New Jersey Voter Guide. An annual publication by KACE, the voter guide is a compilation of positions and candidates to be on the ballot this year in districts with a significant Korean American population. As part of our community education initiative, KACE has published the voter guide every year since 2012. In addition to the […]

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