The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is a national nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance the national voice, interest, and influence of the Korean American community through education, collaboration, and leadership development. We connect, equip, and cultivate Korean American leaders for greater impact and public engagement. We promote collaboration with other ethnic, racial, and international groups in order to advance the interests of the 1.8 million-strong Korean American community in the United States.
Since 2011, CKA has been building a movement. We began as an all-volunteer group of Korean American leaders in SF, DC, and LA who wanted to build a national organization to strengthen the voice, visibility, and influence of our community. Today, CKA has five full-time staff, 18 board members, 230+ members, and a global network of partner organizations and supporters. In 2018, CKA’s fourth annual National Summit & Gala in Washington, DC showcased the groundbreaking partnerships with African American & Jewish American communities to promote inter-community dialogue & education and featured congressional leaders & government officials, including Rep. Andy Kim, the only Korean American currently serving in Congress.