National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

Culture and Media, Education, Law and Justice
National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

Geography: United States

Founded: 1994


900 S. Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 during a political turning point for Korean Americans. The LA Civil Unrest of April 29, 1992 and the subsequent anti-immigrant wave in Congress, precipitated by Prop 187, posed tremendous challenges to Korean Americans as people of color, working families and immigrants. The state of America at that time led a group of local grassroots community based organizations to come together to form NAKASEC with the purpose of projecting a national progressive voice on major civil rights and immigrant rights issues and promoting the full participation of Korean Americans with the greater goal of building a national movement for social change.

Today, NAKASEC is based in Los Angeles and a D.C. office opened in September 2008. NAKASEC also has affiliates in Los Angeles (Korean Resource Center) and in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center).


NAKASEC targets the following program areas:

  • Education & Research
    • Summer Youth Empowerment Program
    • Publications
  • Immigrant Rights
    • Student Legalization and Access to Education
    • Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    • Anti-immigrant measures
  • Civil Rights Advocacy
  • Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment
    • Census
  • Health Reform
    • The Choice Before Us: Letters to President Obama
  • Social Services
  • CreditSmart Asian
  • Culture