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Top 10 Reasons Why Volunteering at KRCC is Cool

By September 13, 2010No Comments

By Hye Joo
New Organizing Project blogger

Hi! We’re all back in school, which means textbooks, homework and volunteer time! For all you students in Chicago, you know we have to complete 40 hours to graduate, right? Well, read this list and see you at KRCC!

Top 10 Reasons Why Volunteering at KRCC is Cool (They are all equally important and are not in any particular order!)

1. Receive service hours

2. Make new friends from all over the Chicagoland area

3. Don’t be the last to know – learn about important issues in our community through the Youth Empowerment Program

4. Meet cool and super nice staff who can help if you have any questions or problems about school

5. Apply for internships when available and get skills and knowledge, like public speaking

6. Get college information by browsing through KRCC’s college library section

7. Go out to the community and help out with activities like voter registration drives, postcard campaigns and fundraisers

8. Have access to resources like the Internet, which is really helpful if it isn’t available at home

9. Hold school club meetings or study groups in KRCC’s safe, fun and comfortable youth center

10. You get to HAVE FUN!

Doesn’t it sound like a place you want to hang out, have fun and do good things for the community?


Get involved by contacting Eun Young Lee, Youth Program Director, ( or Karn Saetang, Youth Organizer, (!

Find KRCC on Facebook!


KRCC (Korean American Resource and Cultural Center) is a nonprofit organization that was first created in 1994 by a group of low-income, Korean American immigrant youth who wanted to meet regularly to discuss issues facing the community. Realizing that they needed a space where they could develop needed programs, KRCC first opened its office on March 1995. KRCC’s mission is to empower the Korean American community through education, social service, culture, and organizing and advocacy.

KRCC youth empowerment group had been in long existence and had worked on various issues including in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students and the DREAM Act. In 2005, this group officially was named Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity (FYSH). Since then, FYSH has been active in recruiting youth work on community issues. Each year, hundreds of youth come regularly to KRCC during their breaks and school year to participate in youth empowerment programs, volunteer opportunities, internships or to practice dances for their school’s international nights.