Who we are

The MinKwon Staff

The MinKwon Center is comprised of individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds,
all who are committed to serving, educating, and developing leaders in the Korean American and the wider Asian American communities.

Ju-Bum Cha

Ju-Bum Cha

Senior 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 Dong

Jake Dong

Community 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

James Hong

Co-Director

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 Jo

Julie Jo

Operations 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 Kim

Jane Kim

Staff 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 Kim

Yoon Ji Kim

Social 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.

Jason Koh

Jason Koh

NYIC AmeriCorps VISTA

Jason Koh is a NYIC AmeriCorps VISTA who will be working in volunteer management and communications. As a DACA recipient and 1.5 generation Korean immigrant, he hopes to assist his community through capacity development. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University at Albany.

John Park

John Park

Co-Director

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. 

Stephanie Park

Stephanie Park

Immigrant Justice Corps Community Fellow

Stephanie Ji Won Park is a Community Fellow of the Immigrant Justice Corps who hopes to assist in increasing the quantity and quality of legal aid within the Korean American Community. She is a 1.5 generation immigrant from South Korea who moved to the Bronx, NY with her family when she was five years old. She received her B.A. in English, History, and Media Studies from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter College. 

Quinn Haemin Rhi

Quinn Haemin Rhi

Social 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.

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