Another key strength of CKA lies in the values of the organization. We are a curated national community of Korean American leaders who show the importance of service, generosity, collaboration, building bridges with other groups, and investing in each other. With these values in mind, we work to give back to the Korean American community, address societal challenges, and make a better world.
Last but not least, CKA’s mission is to stand stronger together. As a network, our aim is to advance the national voice and increase the influence of the Korean American community. This effort seeks to build a stronger community, invest in leaders, celebrate our Korean American identity, and promote cooperation with other allied groups to make a positive contribution to this country and the world.
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