Our Mission

Consisting of the Korean Women’s Center (KWC), the Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia (KAAGP) and Korean American Community Center (KACC), Korean Americans for Civic Participation (KACP) is a coalition of Korean American organizations in the greater Philadelphia area that seeks to empower the Korean American community through education, leadership development and civic engagement.


KACP Coalition Members

Korean Women’s Center (KWC)

KWC was established in March, 1985, initially as a support committee of Montgomery County Women's Center. Now an independent 501(c)3 organization, KWC’s mission is to serve Korean women and their families with the difficulties of immigrant life. With offices in Lansdale, PA, KWC helps women lead independent and active lives through supportive counseling and educational programs that teach women skills and increase awareness of their rights and opportunities.  Providing services free of charge, KWC specifically provides domestic violence and family counseling, language classes and other related social services.

Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia (KAAGP)

KAAGP was founded in the fall of 1970. KAAGP serves the Korean American community of greater Philadelphia through educational and cultural programming.  KAAGP also assists community members with language translation, navigating legal services and supporting the Korean American business community.

Korean American Community Center (KACC)

KACC first formed in the early 1990s, is network of Korean Americans in greater Philadelphia who are concerned about the issues of the most vulnerable Korean Americans, including the low-income, recent immigrant, limited English proficient and undocumented.  KACC engages community members in community organizing and advocacy towards systemic change for all.


KACP is proud to be part of the Pennsylvania Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Power Table convened by SEAMAAC (Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc.) and to work in close partnership with the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC).