The Korean Resource Center was founded in 1983 to empower low-income, immigrant, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and communities of color 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 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Social services allow us to provide much-needed assistance to our community and integrate them into our organizing work. Education helps individuals assess and critically analyze the issues that affect the community. Culture roots us as communities of color and immigrants living in the U.S. Organizing equips community members with the tools and capacity to find solutions to issues that affect them and direct and implement strategies for social change. Finally, Coalition Building ensures that all communities can move forward together.
KRC has offices in Los Angeles and Orange County. It is a founding affiliate of the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), founded to advance a national progressive Korean American agenda by organizing Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. KRC's 501(c)(4) sister organization is KRC in Action.