For immediate release
December 14, 2007
Contact: EunSook Lee, NAKASEC, 323-937-3703, ext. 205
National Immigration Law Center Recognizes
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium and
EunSook Lee for leadership and organizing
Los Angeles, CA – The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium and affiliates – KRC, KRCC & YKASEC – are pleased to announce that EunSook Lee, NAKASEC’s Executive Director, received an award from the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) for outstanding leadership and dedication to immigrants’ rights. In addition, NAKASEC and affiliates received an award for its exemplary advocacy and organizing of immigrant communities. The awards were presented during the 6th Low Income Immigrants Rights Conference and this is the first year NILC board and staff members have selected recipients for such awards.
“The award to NAKASEC and its staff is more than deserved. I wish that we at NILC could give them more than a mere award. They consistently produce more with less than any other organization I can think of. They are principled and grounded at the same time. Their Executive Director, EunSook Lee, is a visionary leader, not just for the Korean community, but for the entire movement,” said NILC’s Director of Federal Policy Josh Bernstein.
EunSook Lee oversees all NAKASEC programs and policy work and is responsible for program planning, development and evaluation, fundraising & grant writing, media & publicity, board communications and financial management. She is the former executive director of Korean American Women In Need, a bilingual domestic violence service agency in Chicago and Station Manager at CKLN Radio, Inc. in Toronto, Canada. Currently, EunSook is on the board of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific Community Development, National Immigration Forum, and APIA Vote! In 2006, she was confirmed to the Los Angeles City Board of Neighborhood Commission.
About NILC: Since 1979, NILC has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of low income immigrants and their family members. In the past 20 years, NILC has earned a national reputation as a leading expert on immigration, public benefits, and employment laws affecting immigrants and refugees. NILC’s extensive knowledge of the complex interplay between immigrants’ legal status and their rights under U.S. laws is an essential resource for legal aid programs, community groups, and social service agencies across the country.