"We each have a piece of the puzzle"

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Community Service

  • Korean American Coalition (KAC) - A national, nonprofit organization "to facilitate the Korean American community's participation in civic, legislative, and political affairs so that it can contribute to and become an integral part American society."
  • Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) - Based in New York, KACE's mission is "To empower the Korean American Community by promoting civic participation."
  • Korean Americans for Political Advancement (KAPA) - Based in New York city, the goal of this organization is "To maximize the political influence of the Korean American community" through political action, education and community service.
  • Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) - A nonprofit organization which "seeks to assist Korean American Students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, to encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development, and to nurture a sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition."
  • Korean Womens Association (KWA) - A nonprofit social service organization to "provide multilingual services to Asian to Pacific Island Communities in Pierce, Thurston & South King Counties. It serves the low income and elderly population and provides resources for other agencies as it purtains to ethnic minority issues." (Tacoma, WA)
  • Korean Youth and Community Center (KYCC) - A nonprofit organization "to serve the evolving needs of the Korean American population in the Greater Los Angeles area, as well as the multiethnic Koreatown community."
  • NAKASEC- Based in Flushing (NY), National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, Inc. "is a national organization that seeks to empower the Korean American community through education and advocacy."

Culture and History

  • Center for Korean American Culture- A nonprofit organization based in Flushing (NY) dedicated to "engender within young Korean Americans a pride in their heritage and their capacity to contribute to society, to provide a cultural voice, to promote a progressive awareness, amongst Korean Americans and within non-Korean communities, of Korean America."
  • KCON- "The Biggest K-POP Celebration in North Ameria"
  • The Korea Society- "The leading organization in the United States dedicated expressly to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the United States and Korea in all areas of vital interest to the peoples of both countries."
  • Korean American Museum (KAM) - A nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles dedicated "to preserve Korean American history and culture from the unique and relevant perspective of Korean Americans."
  • Philip Ahn Admiration Society- The official website for information about the actor, Philip Ahn, by his nephew, Philip Ahn Cuddy.
  • US Pungmul - A website of Pungmul organizations in the United States.
  • Still Present Pasts - An interactive multimedia exhibit by Korean Americans about the Korean War, whereby audiences are drawn into an interactive dialogue.



  • Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences- An online publication with historical information about Korean and other Asian Martial Arts.
  • KoreAM Journal- THE monthly newsmagazine for the Korean American community in the US.
  • Korean Quarterly- A nonprofit newsmagazine "written by and about the Korean American community of the Twin Cities and upper midwest."
  • Society of Korean-American Scholars- Links to KASTN (Korean American Science and Technology News), IKEAS (The Information Exchange for Korean-American Scholars), North and South Korea Virtual Libraries, KAWWW (Korean American World Wide Web), KAF (Korean-American Forum), and SBKU (Selected Bibliography on Korean Unification).

Educational Resources

  • Association for Korean Music Research (AKMR) - "An international community of scholars and performers devoted to promoting, exchanging, and advancing in-depth study of Korean music as a distinctive cluster of traditions."
  • East Rock Institute - "A nonprofit research, educational, and cultural enhance and deepen cultural understanding between the East and West."
  • Committee on Korean Studies - Association for Asian Studies advocacy group for Korean Studies.

Asian/Asian American Community Organizations

  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)- "To build a politically empowered Asian Pacific American (APA) population, to be the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to enter and advance into elected office and to act as a resource to Congress about the APA community."
  • Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)- AAJA seeks to "increase employment of Asian American print and broadcast journalists, assist high school and college students pursuing journalism careers, encourage fair, sensitive and accurate news coverage of Asian American issues, and provide support for Asian American journalists."
  • Asian American Writers' Workshop- "The premiere resource for writers, readers and publishers on literature written by Americans of Asian descent. ...a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, development, publication and dissemination of Asian American literature."
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)- Based in Seattle, ACRS seeks "To promote the social, emotional and economic well being and empowerment of Asian and Pacific Islander individuals, families and communities by providing and advocating for innovative community-based multilingual and multicultural services."
  • Asian Pacific American Network (APANET)- "APAnet is a communications and information technology resource provider empowering community based organizations" with information and communications technology "resulting in improved delivery of human services to the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community."
  • Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)- "the nation's oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, was founded in 1929 to address issues of discrimination targeted specifically at persons of Japanese ancestry residing in the United States. ...whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and prejudice."
  • President's Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders- Established by President Clinton through Executive Order 13125 to advise the President on ways to improve quality of life and community involvement, and ways to foster research and data on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA)- A state agency originally established in 1972 "To improve the well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) by insuring their access to participation in the fields of government, business, education, and other areas. (RCW 43.117.110)"

Asian/Asian American Cultural and Heritage Organizations

  • Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)- A nonprofit organization "to promote understanding, education, enlightenment, appreciation and enrichment through the identification, gathering, preservation and dissemination of the history and culture of Filipino Americans in the United States." (Seattle, WA)
  • Japanese American National Museum (JANM)- A nonprofit organization "to make known the Japanese American experience as an integral part of our nation's heritage in order to improve understanding and appreciation for America's ethnic and cultural diversity."
  • KAYA- A nonprofit publisher of Asian diasporic literature and culture. "Kaya's books range from individual volumes by innovative poets and fiction writers to comprehensive anthologies to its annual publication of Asian diasporic culture and society, MUAE."
  • National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) - A nonprofit organization "dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and culture of Japanese Americans."
  • The Wing Luke Asian Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience- Named after the first Asian American elected official in the Pacific Northwest, "it is the only pan-Asian American museum in the United States devoted to the collection, preservation and display of Asian Pacific American culture, history and art with projects, inspired and created by community members," in Seattle.

Asian/Asian American Educational Resources

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