John Park

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John Park is one of the two Co-Directors at the MinKwon Center for Community Action. He oversees MinKwon’s Social Services, Development and Operations program areas. Prior to joining the MinKwon Center, John served as the Executive Director of the Korean American Youth Foundation and the Director of Operations and Development at the YWCA of Queens. John received both his B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [1]

He became a founding member of both the Midwest Asian American Graduate Student Organization and the Greater Chicago Asian American Studies group, served on the Korean American Community Services Board and Asian American Resource and Cultural Center Advisory Board, was involved in the Chicago Asian American Artists Collective, and actively worked on local campaigns and ballot initiatives. In New York, John works in the nonprofit sector on community initiatives while doing some writing and editing on the side.[2]

KAPA Board of Directors

Korean Americans for Political Advancement board, January 2008;[3]