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KACE Grassroots Internship Journal

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About This Publication:

Every year, our high school Interns complete several research and writing assignments throughout the KACE Grassroots Internship Program. 

These include their stories and first-hand reflections on the Korean American experience from their perspective. There are interviews and stories about the Korean American experience. Our interns explore and conduct field research assignments, and present their findings based on their own independent research. We also provide a space for our interns to express their opinions, thoughts, and concerns regarding current events and politics.

Our journals contain some of those submissions, and serve as a time capsule of their thoughts and experiences.  It is my hope that future Interns and members of the Korean American community will benefit from these different perspectives from all walks of life and circumstances from their formative years in the grand diaspora of our shared heritage, culture, and history.

– Richard In, Esq.

You can find links to our annual publication below:

Issue No. 1 (2022)


About the KACE Grassroots Internship Program

Since its launch in 2004, over 300 high school students throughout New Jersey and New York have joined our annual high school internship program. 

Our program is open to high school students of all backgrounds that are interested in contributing to our community’s civic empowerment in New York, New Jersey, and also recently in Illinois and Texas.  Through this program, Interns learn the importance of registering new voters, issues facing the Korean American community today, and the process of organizing and mobilizing the Korean American community. 

Under supervision, Interns research and lead public campaigns to raise awareness of various important issues.  Interns also have the opportunity to meet with elected officials and engage with members of the local, state, and federal legislature.  Our program is specifically devoted to developing all the inherent skills of our interns as they go out and experience firsthand what it takes to help and support the community.  Students with demonstrated interest in public policy, politics, and history are encouraged to apply. 

To learn more, such as the application process, please visit: 



Since its founding in 1996, KACE has diligently worked to develop and empower the Korean American community by raising new leaders and fostering good relations between Korea and the United States.  KACE hopes to contribute to the greater good of the United States through the empowerment of the Korean American community.

We helped register over 30,000 Korean Americans to vote since 1996, and over 1,000 Korean American voters every year.  KACE plays a significant role in establishing Korean assistance at election sites in New York and New Jersey, and continues to work to improve Korean assistance services.  

KACE also represented the interests of the Korean American community and succeeded in various instances: House Resolution 121 (Comfort Women Resolution, 2007), Korea’s inclusion into the US Visa Waiver Program (2008), and US’s first Comfort Women Memorial monument(2010).

Your donations will be of great help to us in empowering the Korean American community. With your valuable support and contributions, we will be able to continue this important work for the betterment and lifting up of our communities.

Korean American Civic Empowerment is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service. Your donations and contributions are tax-deductible.  KACE sends out certificates of contribution within 15 days of receipt. Please take the certificate(s) to your tax professional when preparing your annual tax return.  If you choose to support us regularly or at multiple times, we can send a certificate at the end of the year as well.  

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You may send a check payable to “Korean American Civic Empowerment”, and send it to:
Korean American Civic Empowerment
35-11 Murray Street
Flushing, NY 11354



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We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support!