Registration for the Winter 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



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

Advanced Ramen Making Workshop Series 
Workshop #2: Carbonara Kokomen Ramen

Welcome to our food workshop series, Advanced Ramen! The Second in the series will be Carbonara Kokomen Ramen. Kokomen is Korean ramen with a chicken and jalapeno flavored white broth.  KCI Board member and talented food expert, Sarah Kim-Lee, will show you how to turn this ramen into a delicious gourmet, Carbonara on Friday, Feb. 26 at 6 PM.

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

Virtual Office for Current and Future KLP Students

Are you interested in taking Korean language classes at KCI, but want to learn more about the program? Are you a registered student and have a question about your class or next semester? SIGN UP for KCI’s virtual office hours on ZOOM with our Korean Language Program Coordinator to get answers or just to stop by and say hello!

  • Office Hours: Monday 11 AM – 1 PM
  • February – April

Advanced Ramen Making Workshop Series 
Workshop #1: Soondubu Kimchi Ramen

Welcome to our new food workshop series, Advanced Ramen! The first in the series will be Soondubu Kimchi Ramen (순두부 김치 라면). KCI Board member and talented food expert, Sarah Kim-Lee, will be leading the workshop on Friday, Jan. 29 at 6 PM.

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

Translation Volunteer Recruitment

In partnership with Tax-Aid, a nonprofit organization offering free tax services for low-income families  in SF, KCI will help to offer free tax return services for low-income Korean seniors in the SF Bay Area. We are looking for volunteers fluent in Korean and having an accounting background. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Diane, KCI Program Coordinator, at

Click HERE to volunteer with KCI

Volunteer Spotlight

KCI depends heavily on the generosity of numerous dedicated volunteers to achieve our mission. We are truly grateful for their commitment and contributions of time and expertise.

We are pleased to introduce you to Lauren Bullock, who has been a volunteer and Korean language student at KCI since 2018.

(Click the image to read the interview)

In Our Community

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).