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The young Korean American Network (yKAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization of 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-Americans who strive for the advancement of all Korean-Americans in the mainstream of American society.

Officially inaugurated on August 30, 1990, the organization’s membership has grown over the past 20 years. Our members are Korean-American professionals, representing every industry and academic field.

Our mission is to elevate Korean-American professionals by fostering educational programs, community service, and networking opportunities. Through these activities yKAN addresses the issues of our community and provides a forum for those who share common experiences and face similar challenges.

Through our combined efforts, yKAN will undoubtedly lead to a better standing for the Korean-American community and open doors of opportunities for current and future generations.

Our Objectives:

  • Create a professional network to facilitate the even exchange of ideas and common goals among all Korean American professionals
  • Foster a professional Korean-American presence in our community by sponsoring educational programs and opportunities
  • Promote social awareness and activism through community service
  • Foster mutual understanding between Korean-Americans and other ethnic groups
  • Promote greater opportunities for the current and future generations of all Korean Americans
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