Civic Engagement

Community Forum in OC: 2018 Elections

Our May 31st Community Forum and Discussion is an opportunity to collectively learn about specific issues on this year’s ballot and to build clarity around key propositions impacting ours and surrounding communities so that we can make more informed voting choices. While presidential races are usually the most visible aspect of the U.S. election system, statewide and local ballot measures during midterm and general elections will have the most direct and immediate impact on our local communities. This will be our focus for the evening; however, we hope to build this conversation into the movement for social justice beyond the election cycle.

Leaders of the New School 2018 - Orange County

2018 Leaders of the New School

Leaders of the New School (LNS) gathers college-age youth across Orange County and focuses on developing them into effective leaders. LNS is a six month paid internship program that connects young students to various community organizations and civic engagement coordinators in order to develop and expand their understanding and skills in navigating local political spaces. The summer portion is an intensive eight week program which focuses on developing skills that will be utilized in the fall. APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED: APPLY HERE by May 10th, 2018.

Which are the cities with the most Korean American voters in California?

For over a decade, the Korean Resource Center has led the way in voter engagement techniques and voter data usage among people of color community organizations in Southern California. This is our first entry in a new blog series exploring topics in voter data and integrated voter engagement best practices to share the accumulated know-how with social justice activists and organizations in the Asian American community.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District Resolution #54 PASSED!

We are ecstatic to announce that after months of hard work and organizing, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District passed Resolution #54 on June 20th. This is a resolution that would ensure that all students, regardless of immigration status, would have a safe and supportive learning environment. View photos of our KRC Park Celebration on July 1st here.

Join Our Park Celebration on July 1st!

KRC Park Celebration

The Korean Resource Center (KRC) is hosting a community park day at Smith-Murphy Park to celebrate the passing of Resolution #54, a Joint Union High School District measure which enforces the district to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students regardless of immigration status! Come join us for a fun afternoon of activities, food, and community love and celebration at Smith-Murphy Park on July 1st at 11am. RSVP here:

Apply to Leaders of the New School in LA

Apply to Leaders of the New School in LA!

This summer, the Korean Resource Center (KRC) will be hosting a new youth program focused on Los Angeles high school students called Leaders of the New School (LNS). This program aims to mobilize and empower youth to become strong effective leaders in their communities. It employs social justice education on topics such as history, immigration, and gentrification, as well the practical training of skills from public speaking to project management, and the active application of said skills. To apply, please fill out the application at The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 21st at 5:00PM PST. To request more information about the programs, please contact Nara Kim at nara [at] or (714) 321-0531.