Charles Khym Leadership Development Program Application is Available

CKLDP application package are available: HERE

UPDATE: Deadline extended to Saturday, Dec. 13 Dec 20th@ 6PM.


The Young Korean American Network (yKAN) is a grassroots, 100% volunteer driven, donation supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1989. yKAN with its long rich history uniting Korean American professionals together has produced many leaders to the Korean American community.

Charles ChulWon Khym, Esq., served as yKAN’s sixth president in 1998 and fifth chairman of the board from 1999 to 2002. He was a pillar of the New York and Korean American communities, having served on the boards of yKAN, Friends of THIRTEEN, LaGuardia Community College, Milal Mission, Korean American Association of Greater New York, Korean American Lawyers Association, Korean American Youth Foundation, and the Queens Community Board and having volunteered for numerous local community and social service organizations. Professionally, he was a successful attorney heading up the Law Office of Charles C. Khym in Flushing which specializes in personal injury litigation. In 2012, Charles Khym passed away. The Law Offices of Charles C. Khym, would like to continue Charles’ legacy by solidifying the growth of the future leaders of the Korean American community through our new yKAN leadership program.

A message from Gary Park, managing partner of the law firm of CHARLES C. KHYM & COMPANY, PC and former President and Chairman of the Board of yKAN:

“On behalf of my firm, CHARLES C. KHYM & COMPANY, P.C., I am honored to sponsor the yKAN-Charles Khym Leadership Development Program. As a former President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of yKAN, I am especially honored to be part of this special leadership program which will encourage and foster future leaders of our ever growing Korean American community. I know that my late partner and friend, Charles Khym, would have been so proud of this program which mirrors his belief that we must do all we can to nurture and support future leaders to ensure a bright future for our community. The law firm of CHARLES C. COMPANY, P.C. looks forward to sponsoring the leadership program for years to come and work with yKAN on this and other significant community action programs”

Photo: NY State Assemblyman Ron Kim with Gary Park at the announcement of the yKAN CKLDP


The yKAN-Charles Khym Leadership Development Program (yKAN-CK LDP) seeks applicants to apply for our program which will span several Saturday afternoons starting January. While the roundtables with leaders of the community won’t be announced until candidates are finally selected, in the past yKAN had speakers such as Senior TED fellow speakers, esteemed leaders of the Korean American community, and even the last Princess of Korea. NY Times Best Selling author on the power of modern networking, Cynthia Greenawalt will be teaching her proven professional networking mastery course to our candidates. This program is at no-cost to applicants, and those selected will not be charged for these exclusive sessions. Additionally, the leadership group will complete a project that will directly contribute to how yKAN services the Korean American community.  All sessions will be in English.

For more details, please download the application package: HERE