We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 1983 to promote the civic and civil rights interests of the Korean American community. We’re passionate about education, community organizing, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.

For 40 years, KAC has been dedicated to integrating immigrants into American society, engaging them in civic life, developing leadership among youth and young adults, and building interethnic understanding and collaboration. KAC’s roster of programs and services serve the intergenerational and diverse Korean American immigrants community in the greater Los Angeles area. KAC has three pillars of focus organized by the acronym C.A.L. – Civic Engagement, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Leadership Development.


Did you know that KAC is the first nonprofit organization to execute a voter registration campaign for the Korean American community in the U.S.? We are dedicated to advocating for the Korean American voice. Voter registration is the founding principle of KAC and remains a critical aspect of our mission to increase Korean American civic participation.


When the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest devastated parts of Los Angeles, we founded our 4.29 Center – with a focus on working with diverse ethnic populations of Los Angeles County and helping cases out of California’s overloaded court system.


In our work, we take a holistic approach in directly providing hands-on leadership training and mentorship, a support network, and resources for students and parents. Our focus is on promoting personal, academic, and leadership capacity-building, equipping them with both hard as well as soft skills necessary to thrive in their professional and personal development and to encourage coalition building.

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Model United Nations (MUN)

KAC Model United Nations (MUN), established in 2006, is the only year-round after-school program available in the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County that is focused on leadership and personal development for Korean American and Asian American youth (intermediate and secondary education students).

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National College Leadership Conference (NCLC)

Created more than 30 years ago, the National College Leadership Conference (NCLC) brings together 20 Korean/ Asian American students from across the nation for one week to meet with accomplished Korean American leaders and established professionals from a variety of fields – from government, finance, nonprofit, art, technology, law, to entertainment.

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Established in 1985, the KAC Summer College Internship Program (SCIP) is a highly competitive program geared toward students interested in politics and government, business, media and non-profit work. By providing personal and professional development opportunities, we train interns to take on future leadership roles in our community.

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