The Korean American Youth Foundation was established 25 years ago with a single focus in developing our youths so they may have a voice and make an impact in their communities.

 

We believe great leaders have a deep sense of purpose, and a worldview that sees and feels the world differently. We want to cultivate leaders who are daring enough to have big dreams, and the passion and skills to execute their vision. Through our youth program we are dedicated to helping our youth understand themselves and the world better and what it takes to make a lasting impact for others.

 

OUR MISSION

We exist to empower young Korean Americans to become socially responsible leaders who make a positive impact in their communities.

OUR PROGRAM VISION

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Our programs focus on our youths developing meaningful relationships with resourceful people, connecting with the broader systems outside themselves, and finding their unique purpose to contribute to the greater world.


 
 

OUR TEAM

We are a community-based organization that is locally and authentically resourced. Our team is comprised of dedicated individuals from various backgrounds from business to education as well as from different age groups. The tireless board members and staff together strive to better serve the local youth hungry for purpose and meaning in their lives.

 

Board chairman

Mike Heesuk Kim - Founder, Vice President, Shake-N-Go Fashion, Inc

John H. Kim - President, Nicka K

Co-Vice Chairman 

Robert J. Lee - Founder, Vice President, Unicorn Graphics, Inc

Howard D. Park - Owner, 5 Bar Karaoke & Lounge

David D. Yoo - Owner, BCS International, Co

President 

Kwangsoo Kim, ESQ - Attorney, Law Offices of Kwangsoo Kim

Steering Committee

Phillip Hong - Branch Manager, Citizens Bank

Sylvia Huh - Teacher, Francis Lewis High School

Dan Kim - Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, City National Bank

Soo-Jung Kim - Former Representative Director, Moody's Investors Services, Inc

Christopher J. Lee - Financial Advisor, JPMorgan Chase

Dana Lee, ESQ - Of Counsel, Yoon LLP; President, Classical Musicians Network

Sejin Lim - Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development, Citigroup

Honorary Presidents  

Moon Sung Lee - Founder, First President, Korean American Youth Foundation; Tae Kwon Do Master

Joon Jae Bang, MD - Internal Medicine, Parkside Medical 

Yonghwa Ha - President, Solomon Agency, Corp; President, Esther Ha Foundation

John H. Kim - President, Nicka K

Alex Hwangyong Lee - Owner, CK Sports, Inc

Jeffrey Kim, ESQ - Attorney, Law Offices of Jeffrey Kim, P.C.

Thomas S. Kim, ESQ - Attorney, Law Offices of Kim & Cha, LLP; President, Korean American Association of Queens

STAFF 

Hoin Choi - Program Director

Myunghoon Choi - Operations Manager

Hansol Jung - Events Coordinator


 
 

OUR SPONSORS & DONORS

  25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA - MAY 2018  Click   HERE   for more photo

25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA - MAY 2018
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GOLF FOR GOOD - SEPTEMBER 2017
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We would like to thank the following sponsors and donors for their generous support and for believing in our mission. Our fundings come from corporations, foundations and individual donors, and every year we have two major fundraising events, Golf For Good in September and Future Leaders Gala in May. Click HERE to learn more about the upcoming events,

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