During the Young Adult Service Program (YASP), Asian American high school and college students gain first-hand experience serving their communities and learn the importance of public service through internship placements at various nonprofit organizations and local elected officials’ offices across New York City. This immersive 7-week summer program also includes various workshops and events, such as a career panel and a resume workshop, to enrich their learning and growth. Co-sponsored by The Korea Times.
The Dr. Lee Hoon Scholarship program was established in 2020 through the generosity of Dr. Cheol Hoon Lee. Every year, we award high school seniors of Korean descent who have demonstrated academic excellence and shown outstanding leadership in their communities. The program supports tuition payments for the recipient’s first year of college.
We offer English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to help non-native speakers improve their literacy skills. Alongside our qualified teachers, students are able to bring their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to newer heights. Thanks to the generous support of the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) and the New York State Office of New Americans (ONA), classes are offered free of charge.
KCS offers Korean classes to anyone who wants to read, write, and speak Korean. Those who wish to incorporate themselves deeper into Korean culture can do so, as our classes were made to do more than teach but to help build bridges between each member. This class is funded by the Korean Education Center.
Community members already on the path to becoming U.S. citizens can take naturalization test classes for free. Our instructors will help you prepare for the Civics test, English Language exam, and interview. All classes will be held virtually until further notice. This class is funded by the New York State Office of New Americans (ONA).