Philosophy and Vision

Our vision is to build a healthy future of Korean American and other immigrant communities in the greater Bay Area.

Our work is deeply rooted in a social justice framework. The organization’s direct services and programs address the interplay of factors – including sexism, racism, ageism, classism, ableism, and heterosexism – that shape the daily reality for many of our clients and fellow community members. KCCEB’s model of social justice delivery is embedded in how it prioritizes self-determination of the clients we serve. We believe that our community can be strengthened through a 3-pronged approach:

  • Social service delivery to increase service and resource access for the Korean population;
  • Community political education;
  • Mobilization of the Korean American community in coalition with other community groups to address and influence social justice issues, particularly with respect to immigrant rights, racial, class and gender justice

In order to honor and maintain the integrity of our work, KCCEB is committed to upholding the values of direct communication, teamwork, and honesty. KCCEB staff members and volunteers are accountable to each other, to our clients, to community-based partners, and to the organization’s Board of Directors.