The MinKwon Center for Community Action (formerly YKASEC) was established in 1984 to serve the Korean American community in New York through our five program areas: Community Organizing and Advocacy, Social and Legal Services, Civic Participation, Youth Empowerment, and Culture. Since our founding, we have built a profound presence in the Korean American and broader Asian Pacific American community through grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues at the city, state and federal level. The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of marginalized community members, including youth, elderly, recent immigrants and low-income residents.
– Engage in advocacy and community organizing efforts to empower Asian Pacific American community members to advance immigrant rights.
– Help plan, coordinate, and facilitate outreach to the immigrant community to spread awareness about the importance of voting and civic engagement.
– Take part in Civic Participation campaigns such as door-knocking, mailings and educational events.
– Conduct educational activities for community members to inform them of the importance of voting and to empower the Asian Pacific American community to advance immigrant rights.
– Assist in the planning and coordination of coalition calls, meetings, trainings and site visits.
– Draft letters to elected and appointed officials, press releases for local media, and advocacy updates for MinKwon Center’s Facebook and Twitter feed.
– Committed to empowering the Asian Pacific American community and working on immigrant rights issues.
– Works well in a team environment and under time pressure.
– Strong administrative, research, and note taking skills.
– Proficiency in Korean or Mandarin is preferred, but not necessary.
– Experience using social media for advocacy is desirable.
The Fellowship will include both in-person and remote work, given the on-going
importance of complying with public health covid-19 protocols.