Know Your Roots.
Our mission is to empower Korean American, immigrant, and multi-ethnic communities through social services, education, culture, and community organizing to advance human rights.
Live Right. Know Your Roots. Live Strong. Live Together.
Strengths-based approach: All people have strengths that they can draw upon to achieve their full potential. Therefore, we partner with those who seek our services.
Human Rights: All people have dignity, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, ability, age, immigration status, and other barriers that may prevent them from exercising their full rights. Therefore, we can address the root causes of injustice by uplifting our collective voices of those most impacted by social, economic, and racial inequities.
Togetherness: The more we share struggle, the smaller it becomes; the more we share joy, the bigger it becomes. Therefore, we encourage people to pull together within our organization, as well as to partner with other organizations, institutions, and our community members.
Comprehensive Offerings: A holistic, understanding, and compassionate approach to building community power. Therefore, our programs are rooted in four pillars: social services, community organizing, culture, and education.
HANA is committed to serving the diverse interests of our community - including immigrants, women, youth, people of color, low-income families, older adults, LGBTQ+ folks, and adoptees. In Korean, HANA means one. We are stronger than we are apart. Our shared history and culture are our strengths. By combining our resources, we can accomplish more for ourselves than we can by ourselves.
Launched in February 2017, HANA Center is a merger of Korean American Community Services (KACS, founded 1972) and Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC, founded 1995). Meaning “one” in Korean, HANA is the culmination of a vision held by key stakeholders of KRCC and KACS. These leaders recognized the great potential of establishing a single, united organization that combined KACS’ history of responding to the critical needs of the Korean American and local resident communities and KRCC’s track record of powerful community organizing, advocacy, and celebration of cultural heritage