Know Your Roots. Live Strong.
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 Justly. Know Your Roots. Live Strong. Live Together.
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.