about us

Welcome to the Washington chapter of the Korean American Coalition! 

KAC-WA is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization, whose mission is to strengthen and empower the Korean American community, and to enhance its profile and influence through civic education, community advocacy, leadership development, and professional networking.


Started in early 2002 by Korean American leaders who recognized the need for Korean American civic participation and representation under the name Korean American Voters Alliance (KAVA), volunteers set up massive voter registration drives and launched civic education programs.


In January 2008, Korean American Professionals Society (KAPS) of Seattle merged with KAC-WA to combine the resources and purposes of the two organizations, and to further strengthen the Korean American community.


We are part of a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with sister chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Los Angeles, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.

our programs

Community Advocacy

  • Advocate for the Rights and Interests of Members
  • Liaison with National KAC
  • Maintain partnerships with other community organizations

Civic Education & Participation

  • Encourage the Civic Participation of Members
  • Voter registration drive
  • Citizenship clinic
  • Candidates’ Forum
  • Civic education
  • Liaison with government offices

Finance & Membership

  • Develop and Maintain the Financial Resources of KAC-WA
  • Grow and maintain membership
  • Fund-raising
  • Budgeting

Leadership Development & Mentoring

  • Foster the Development of Leaders
  • Provide leadership training to students and members
  • Mentor high school and college students

Professional Networking

  • Encourage the Professional Growth of Members
  • Professional networking events
  • Biannual Gala event


  • Promote the Activities of KAC-WA
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Managing the KAC-WA Facebook group
  • Media outreach

Our Team

Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing all of the projects and events for KAC-WA. The Executive Board meets monthly.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides community support and guidance to the Executive Board.


Committees consisting of the Executive Board members handle the daily operations of KAC-WA. Committees meet as needed, according to their own schedules.


contact us

contact information

  • Address: 1611 116th Avenue NE | Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Join: Join the KAC-WA email list
  • Donate: KAC appreciates your support

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