Kevin Kang started his involvement in the MinKwon Center in 2003 at the age of 15 through the summer youth program, and throughout the years came to assume several positions in the organization. As a youth organizer, he founded the Youth Empowerment Program, which expanded the MinKwon Center's summer youth work to an year-round initiative. He is currently an educator and consultant with the Popular Education Project (PEP), and involved in several campaigns and projects including the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, and The People's Forum.
Marianne Yang co-directs the Immigrant Justice Project of the Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL), which pursues post-conviction relief for immigrants at risk of immigration detention and deportation as a result of their conviction. Before joining CAL, Marianne directed the Immigration Practice of Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS), where she developed and spearheaded BDS’s Padilla unit, its Immigrant Youth and Communities unit, and its assigned counsel role in a first-in-nation assigned counsel program—the New York Immigrant Family Unity Program—for indigent immigrants in detained removal proceedings. Earlier in her career Marianne was a staff attorney and then project director of the Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) and, before that, an associate attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s New York and Singapore offices. Marianne has been a proud supporter of the MinKwon Center for about a decade, serving in a range of roles that have included fundraising consultant, Youth Advisory Board member, Legal Advisory Council member, and now member of its Board.