About Us

KAC-Chicago… “Building Chicago’s Korean American Legacy”

KAC-Chicago (KACC) started in November 2002 and has established itself as one of the leading organizations for Korean American young professionals (1.5 and 2nd generation) in metropolitan Chicago. Our Chicago chapter is part of the national 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Korean American Coalition, based in Los Angeles.Our MISSION is to promote the civic participation of Korean Americans through advocacy, community service, leadership development, and cultural education.Our GOAL is to create a strong, vibrant community which embraces the best of our Korean heritage and the potential of our future in America.

What makes us unique from other community organizations is the fact that not only do we offer an opportunity to be involved on a local-level, but equally as important, a broader national-level:

KAC operates a national network of 7 chapters:

KAC-Chicago Board of Directors

Karen Hwang
President

John Kwon
KAC Nat Con Chair

James Lim
Board Member

Edwin Nam
Board Member

Jongsu Yoon
Board Member

Jeremy Johnson
Board Member

Tesia Kim
Board Member

Ashish Shah
Board Member

Byung Sohn
Board Member

Jane Lee-Kwon
Senior Advisor

Eugene Chang
Senior Advisor