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What is yKAN
The Young Korean American Network (yKAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization of 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-Americans who strive for the advancement of all Korean-Americans in the mainstream of American society. Established in 1989, then officially inaugurated as a non-profit on August 30, 1990, the organization’s membership has grown over the past two decades to over 2,000 members and alumni. Our members are Korean-American professionals, representing every industry and academic field.
Our mission is to elevate Korean-American professionals by fostering educational programs, community service, and networking opportunities. Through these activities yKAN addresses the issues of our community and provides a forum for those who share common experiences and face similar challenges. Through our combined efforts, yKAN will undoubtedly lead to a better standing for the Korean-American community and open doors of opportunities for current and future generations.