Overview

The Council of Korean Americans accepts qualified individuals to become CKA members based on a formal application process. If you are interested in becoming a CKA member, we highly encourage you to reach out to current CKA members expressing your interest. All applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from CKA members in order to be considered for our upcoming application cycle.
The next application period will be from November 25, 2019 to December 16, 2019.
Approved applicants will be notified of their membership status by January 13, 2020.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Program Manager Paul Park at paul.park@councilka.org

FAQ

  1. Fill out the online application form* 
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation from current CKA Members, biography, and head shot photo in single email with the subject “CKA Member Application – YOUR FULL NAME” to newmembers@councilka.org
  3. As you have conversations with current CKA Members, please remember to ask questions about member responsibilities, as well as membership dues commitments.

* Please note that the application form will only be open during certain parts of the year.

Our dedicated Membership Committee reviews all submissions. After a rigorous review process, the Membership Committee sends their recommendations to CKA’s Board of Directors. Once the Board reviews them, they vote to approve the candidates. Invitations are then sent out to the applicants.
CKA Members are not required to attend events or participate in any specific activities. However, you are strongly encouraged to build relationships with other members; join a committee in support of a particular CKA program; raise funds for the organization; and/or recruit members to join CKA. Contact our office for more specifics.

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to engage in leadership and mentoring activities to nurture positive Korean American identity and civic involvement.
  • The opportunity to lead in efforts to create productive inter-community relationships as a CKA representative.
  • A platform for identifying and advancing issues and ideas that benefit the Korean American community.
  • A platform for educating the Korean American community and the broader national community regarding issues of importance to Korean Americans.

Please contact Paul Park at paul.park@councilka.org, if any further questions.