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Lesson 2: The First Koreatown and the Legacy of Dosan Ahn Chang Ho
Civic Engagement Support

Possible Activities

  • Mentor/tutor elementary through high school students

  • Restore natural areas, parks, rivers, and beaches

  • Teach literacy or English as a second language

  • Provide shelter for those in need

  • Enhance health and well-being 

  • Help the visually impaired complete everyday tasks with Be My Eyes

  • Assist public health efforts and the elderly

  • Volunteer with the National Park Service 

  • Volunteer to register voters or at election poll

  • Volunteer for translation services

  • Volunteer at a museum or public library

  • Volunteer at a pantry, soup kitchen, or food bank

  • Volunteer at a community garden

  • Volunteer to coach a youth sports team or lead a youth group

  • Volunteer at a community center or to help seniors, immigrants, or those with special needs

  • Volunteer to help teachers

  • Help researchers advance science on or

  • Volunteer for a party or candidate

  • Identify a problem in your community and work with neighbors to fix it


  • Council of Korean American, Washington, DC - The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is a national nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance the national voice and influence of the Korean American community. Our vision is to serve as the celebrated national leadership organization representing the voice, interest, and future of the Korean American community.

  • Korean American Coalition, Los Angeles - The Korean American Coalition - Los Angeles (KAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1983 to promote the civic and civil rights interests of the Korean American community. KAC endeavors to achieve these goals through education, community organizing, leadership development, and coalition-building with diverse communities.

  • Korean Community Center of the East Bay, Oakland, CA - Our mission is to empower immigrants in the Bay Area through access to education, services, resources and advocacy. We are a bridge helping individuals get needed resources at critical moments in their lives. Our vision is a world where immigrants and refugees thrive in an inclusive and equitable society and everyone has access to basic health care, housing, work and can be part of a safe, healthy and thriving community.

  • Korean Community Services, Los Angeles - Korean Community Services began in 1975 in order to provide social services and community outreach tot he influx of Korean immigrants coming to Southern California. The organization was birthed under the vision of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Los Angeles and its pastor, Father Matthew Y. Ahn, and for over four decades Korean Community Services has experienced exponential growth and has broadened its scope to serve the general population with behavioral health services and into seven other sites in Orange County. At present, Korean Community Services is a multi-service agency providing an array of social services to Korean Americans as well as the community at large.

  • Korean Resource Center, Los Angeles - The Korean Resource Center (KRC) was founded in 1983 to empower low-income, immigrant, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and communities of color in Southern California. Using a holistic approach, KRC strives to empower our community by integrating services, education, culture, organizing, and coalition building, to improve the life of the individual and the community.​

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