KCI’s Stand Against Hate | #STOPASIANHATE

Registration for the Spring/Summer 2021 Korean language program is NOW open

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The Korean Center (KCI)

We are a community-based, non-profit organization established in 1974 in San Francisco.  KCI offers an array of educational classes, cultural workshops and events, and social services.  LEARN MORE >



Korean Language Programs
(King Sejong Institute)

Our classes for adults are now offered online.  LEARN MORE >






Events & Workshops











Senior Programs



Minhwa(Korean Folk Painting) Workshop Series

Welcome to our new Korean art workshop series, Minhwa Workshop: Discover the Beauty of Four Seasons with Minhwa! KCI Board member and Minhwa artist, Kate Nam, will be presenting a series of 4 Minhwa drawing workshops throughout this year.

The first workshop will be Summer edition, Peach on June 2 from 12 PM  to 1:30 PM. Click the image to learn more about what Peach means in Minhwa and this workshop.

This event has limited capacities. Get your ticket now before they are gone!

Joint Statement from the Bay Area K-Coalition: #StopAAPIHate

The recent attack in Atlanta has left AAPI communities scared, angry and afraid. Please join us for our virtual vigil on April 3rd at 5 p.m. to honor the victims and show solidarity in opposition to AAPI hate. We would also like to take this opportunity to make our communities more visible and elevate our voice against racism and hate. This event is open to members of AAPI communities and allies, who undoubtedly need a space to grieve and heal together. Registration link

Special Ramen Kits Available for Purchase

We are thrilled to announce that the Special Ramen Kits are available for purchase! This kit includes a curated selection of Korean instant ramens, other non-perishable items used in KCI’s Advanced Ramen Workshop Series, and a hand-made mask gift from us. It is wrapped in a beautiful Bojagi (Korean traditional wrapping cloth) made with 100% natural material and in Korea. Click here for more information.

*Limited quantities available

KCI Welcomes New Board Member

We are proud and pleased to welcome Kate Nam to KCI’s Board of Directors. Kate  has been a strategic business leader for 20 years in new business development, transformation, and organizational leadership driving results. Also, she is a passionate artist and curator connecting traditional Asian art to western living and digital technology.

We are excited by their passion for giving back to the community and look forward to their contributions to KCI’s mission.

(Click the image to read the interview)

Korean Americans in Nonprofit | No.2

To highlight the rich, diverse and vibrant energy of San Francisco’s Korean American (KA) community, KCI features conversations with KA professionals working in various careers. For the first quarter of 2021, we are featuring professionals working at local nonprofit organizations to hear their stories and experience.

This month, we are pleased to introduce Eunice Chun, Executive Director of Korean American Community Services (KACS), a nonprofit based in San Jose focused on serving the needs of recent immigrants and first-generation Korean American seniors. 

(Click the image to read the interview)

In Our Community

We are heartbroken and outraged by the recent shootings in Atlanta. We grieve with the families and communities victimized by this and all hate crimes.

Click HERE to read KCI’s statement of STOP ASIAN HATE.

Korean Center, Inc. (KCI) stands in unequivocal solidarity with the Black Community in response to the senseless killing of George Floyd and the many other indiscriminate acts of violence, brutality and injustice against Blacks and other people of color.  Click HERE to read KCI’s statement of solidarity (in Korean and English).