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Korean Center, Inc. (KCI), founded in 1974, is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to creating a vibrant, engaged community where Korean culture and heritage are explored, celebrated, and preserved for future generations. Whether you want to explore your own Korean heritage, introduce your children to that heritage, or simply want to learn about a new culture, KCI can help you connect to all things Korean!

WHAT WE OFFER


KING SEJONG INSTITUTE
KOREAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

SENIOR PROGRAMS
& SOCIAL SERVICES

YOUTH ENRICHMENT
PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY
CULTURAL EVENTS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • "I wasn’t entirely sure how I would contribute going in, but I am so glad I went for it! It was great to meet others in the Korean Bay Area community and collaborate especially during this particularly isolating time. I found participating and seeing the final result fulfilling and comforting, and I’m very glad to have found this community."

    - A Program Volunteer

  • "My partner and I are both grateful for the chance to be able to connect with our local seniors, however brief, by being able to deliver meals and vaccine info provided by the Korean Center. I've attached a couple photos we were able to take. Everyone expressed a lot of gratitude for the meals. I would love to stay in touch regarding future volunteer opportunities."

    - A Senior Meal Delivery Volunteer

  • "선생님 [teacher] and all the staff did a great job helping us transition to online learning in the middle of a crazy emergency. Thank you for taking the time and effort to make it as smooth as possible!"

    -A Korean Language Student

  • "It was amazing seeing how adaptive we are and what a success our second annual Chuseok festival came out to be! I speak from my volunteer experience last year as well, but it really is the people and their energy, compassion and creativity that makes all this come together - and it’s the reason why I keep coming back! I can’t wait to do it again next year! And for any other volunteer work that may pop up in between 🙂 "

    - A Chuseok Festival Volunteer

  • "It was wonderful partnering on the art contest, and hope we can continue the collaborations in other programmings as well."

    -A Partner Organization

  • "I am very impressed with the timeliness and passionate heart with which the Korean Center stepped up as a major source of information and resources for the Korean community from the start of the pandemic. ...[helping to address] the dire impact the pandemic was having on the lives of many people and businesses."

    - A Korean Translation Program Volunteer

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