KOREAN RESOURCE CENTER
The Korean Resource Center was founded in 1983 to empower low-income, immigrant, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and people of color communities in Southern California. Using a holistic approach, KRC strives to empower our community by integrating services, education, culture, organizing, and coalition building, all of which seek to improve the life of the individual and the community. KRC has offices in Los Angeles and Orange County.
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. NAKASEC has affiliates in Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center), Chicago (Hana Center) and Northern Virginia (NAKASEC VA).
Meaning “one” in Korean, Hana Center’s mission is to empower Korean American, immigrant and multi-racial communities through social services, community organizing, culture and education to advance human rights. Hana center serves the Korean American and multi-ethnic communities in greater Chicago.
Meet Our Planning Team
JUNG WOO KIM
Fundraising Lead (email@example.com)
Jung Woo is a wanderer and has been traveling in America as an undocumented young person for 19 years. As National Campaign Director, Jungwoo has led several campaigns regarding immigration policy at both the local and national level. He is currently based in LA with the Korean Resource Center and also works to expand KRC's membership throughout the nation amongst Asian American & Pacific Islander communities. Jung Woo graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Kinesiology. With over 15 years of sales experience and passion for immigrant rights and social justice, he is excited to work as an organizer. He completed a cross-country bike tour in summer 2016, which gave him the opportunity speak with a multitude of people.
Logistics Lead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youngwoon Han works as a Community Organizer in Chicago, based in the Hana Center. He organizes Korean senior citizens and works on our national campaign, Citizenship For All. Youngwoon previously worked for a chemical company as an international salesperson and later pursued a master’s degree in social work where he worked with young people of the South Side of Chicago. Youngwoon claims to be the lucky charm for the White Sox and is desperately looking forward to celebrating franchise’s second World Series Championship in the 21st century. He has also biked across the country in the summer of 2011 to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
ESTHER “할머니” JEON
Program Lead (email@example.com)
Esther is an Immigrant Rights Fellow at NAKASEC Chicago. In this role, she plans conferences and supports the national Citizenship for All campaign. She is currently a senior at Harvard College concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on migration. Prior to joining NAKASEC, she was an intern at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07). Her heroes in life are her mom, Audre Lorde, and Cherríe Moraga. In her free time, she loves to read, explore new cities, and make Spotify playlists. Her new favorite book is Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee!
Program Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alice is an Immigrant Rights Youth Organizer at the Korean Resource Center who works to empower undocumented young adults by providing resources and building community. She finished her third year of college studying Applied Mathematics at UCLA and is currently taking time off from school, working and saving for expensive tuition. She is often fascinated by the brave immigrant rights activists around her, good food/desserts, fun statistics, babies and beauty in God’s creations. She also accepts donations for her college tuition.
Communication Lead (email@example.com)
Sam is a first-generation graduate of the College of William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Summa Cum Laude. He is NAKASEC’s Communication’s Coordinator. Sam has experience in community organizing, awareness campaigns, and programming for marginalized communities through non-profit work and on-campus groups. Sam is especially passionate about the intersections of race and sexuality, reproductive justice, ending gender-based violence, and achieving immigration justice. In their free time, Sam enjoys discussing RuPaul’s Drag Race, horror movies, and practicing their jump split.
Communication Co-lead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christine is a DACA recipient who started as a volunteer at the Korean Resource Center mobilizing for a Clean Dream Act and DACA. She was hired as an Immigrant Rights Campaign Coordinator at the Korean Resource Center to raise awareness on issues of immigration reform and to create safe spaces for undocumented youth. Her goal is to fight for social justice and equality amongst AAPI and communities of color. Prior to joining the Korean Resource Center, she worked in the real estate industry in Southern California. During her free time, Christine likes to play video games, rock climb, and enjoys cosplaying.