Established in 1984

Our mission is to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community.

Since our founding, we have made a profound presence in the Korean American community through various grassroots organizing, education, and advocacy initiatives that address important community issues, including immigration policies at the national, state and city levels, voter rights, and cultural awareness.

The MinKwon Center places a special emphasis on meeting the needs of our marginalized community members who have less access to resources, including the youth, the elderly, recent immigrants, low-income residents, and limited English proficient residents.

Our History

1984

Founding of YKASEC (Young Korean American Service and Education Center)

1985

Creation of BINARI-Korean American Cultural Troupe

1995

The Washington Post Ad Campaign for Immigrant rights

1995

First Annual Jishinbalpgi

1996

Fix 96 Campaign

2001

DREAM Act Campaign

2005

The New York Times Ad Campaign for Immigration Reform

2006

“We are America” Immigrants March

2009

Creation of Immigrants Rights Legal Clinic

2009

Launch of our new name – the MinKwon Center for Community Action

2009

Formation of 12% and Growing Coalition / 12% and Growing Coalition

2010

Washington D.C. Rally for Immigration Reform

2012

Launch of legal services for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

2014

Reached 60,000 New Immigrant Voters Registered