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Hamkae Center’s 2023 in Review

By 15 December 2023No Comments


Mitch, Hamkae Center's Organizing Team Lead, leads a crowd holding signs at the Rally to Stop Whitewashing Virginia History just before the History SOLs Town Hall at Mount Vernon, VA on March 14, 2023.

PROTECTED THE TRUTH by organizing Asian American youth and educators in a multi-racial and multi-faith response to block passage of proposed whitewashed History and Social Science Standards of Learning (SOLs)

Sookyung speaking at the VEC press conference

ORGANIZED FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE – Our organizing and advocacy led to important changes that make it easier for more linguistically-marginalized communities to apply for and have accurate information about unemployment insurance. Changes include:

  • 13-language phone line that goes beyond press 1 for English, press 2 for Spanish
  • Using a private company to translate important documents instead of Google Translate
Katie Zhang, Hamkae Center Board member, speaks at the podium to the audience at Hamkae Center's 10th Anniversary event: Pursuing Our Dreams 2023 on June 8, 2023.

CELEBRATED OUR ROOTS and community power-building at our 10th anniversary fundraiser

Community Spotlight

A person prepares a tan piece of fabric on a machine to apply a print to it.

After getting 1-on-1 small business counseling sessions, Mrs. Kang grew the confidence to set up her printing business, Virginia Printee. She feels more secure knowing that her family has more than 1 source of income, and is empowered to be able to do something on her own to support her family.

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