Ju-Bum ChaSenior Consultant of Strategy and Special Projects
Ju-Bum Cha is the Senior Consultant of Strategy and Special Projects at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. He coordinates all of the media outreach efforts as well as overseeing internal communications, education, strategy, and projects. He is a 1st generation Korean American who came to the United States in 1992. He started volunteering at the MinKwon Center in 1994, and joined its full-time staff in 2004 where he directed the Immigrant Rights Advocacy Program. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, Ju-Bum worked at an affiliate of MinKwon, Young Koreans United – New York Chapter.
Jake DongCommunity Engagement Manager
Jake Dong is the Community Engagement Manager at the MinKwon Center for Community Action, where he oversees the organization's advocacy for immigrant rights and overall community engagement. Jake joined the MinKwon Center in 2010 and has since been working for many campaigns including comprehensive immigration reform. He has organized various community groups, and has led the organization's efforts to organize and assist undocumented young adults who are eligible for DACA. Jake received his B.S. in Finance and Legal Studies from the University of Indiana. He is a 1st generation Korean-American.
James Hong is one of the two Co-Directors at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. He oversees the MinKwon Center’s Civic Engagement Program, Advocacy and Community Organizing efforts, and Communications. He is a 2nd generation Korean American from Miami, Florida who joined the MinKwon Center in 2010. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, James was a Senior Research Analyst at Market Dynamics Research Group, Synovate USA and Synovate Korea. James received his A.B. from Bowdoin College and his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Julie JoOperations Associate
Julie Jo is the Operations Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. Through her role, she hopes to provide a strong support for her team. She is a 2nd generation Korean-American, born and raised in Queens, New York. She received her B.A. from SUNY Geneseo.
Jane KimStaff Attorney
Jane Kim is a Staff Attorney at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. She joined MinKwon to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in the community. Jane received her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law, M.B.A. from Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies and B.A. from Sookmyung Women’s University.
Yoon Ji KimSocial Services Director
Yoon Ji Kim is the Social Services Director at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. She assists community members with access to financial benefits and oversees the Social Services program. Yoon Ji is a 2nd generation Korean American from Queens who first became involved with the MinKwon Center as a volunteer with the Advocacy and Community Organizing Program in 2009. She received her B.A. in Political Science and English from University of Michigan.
John Park is one of the two Co-Directors at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. He oversees MinKwon’s Social Services, Development and Operations program areas. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, John served as the Executive Director of the Korean American Youth Foundation and the Director of Operations and Development at the YWCA of Queens. John received both his B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Quinn Haemin RhiSocial Services Associate
Quinn Haemin Rhi is a Social Services Associate at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. She assists community members with access to various public benefits. She is a 1.5 generation immigrant from South Korea who moved to New York City with her family at age three. Quinn received her B.A. in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.
Eric YunDevelopment Coordinator
Eric Yun is a Development Coordinator at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. Eric is a 1.5 generation Korean-American who grew up in Queens, New York. Prior to joining MinKwon he has worked as a communications director for a New York City elected official, conducted community outreach for a City Mayoral agency, and helped nonprofits lobby for government funding and grants. Eric received a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.