The League of Korean Americans, a nonprofit and non-political corporation, promotes civic engagement, education, and leadership that encourages Korean Americans to partake in all facets of American life. It serves as a helping hand for the Korean American community in Maryland.
Since 1997, LoKA-MD has served as a community outreach organization for the Korean American community in Maryland. We have promoted civic engagement, education, and leadership for Korean American high school students through our summer internships, mentoring programs, and workshops. Working with the growing Korean American population in various Maryland counties, LoKA-MD encourages Korean American members of the community to partake in all facets of American life. In September of 2020, different LoKA chapters and organizations were consolidated under LoKA-US to include five different branches as well as LoKA-MD. LoKA-US has been established under the current president set to hold the position from 2021 to 2023.
Young Ran Chang (Smith), current president of LoKA-US
Young Ran Chang (Smith), is the current president of LoKA-US. Prior to joining LoKA, she was an IT professional. Since she retired in 2011, she has been giving back to the community by serving as an advocate for Korean Americans. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Howard County Consumer Protection Office, a transition committee member under county executive Dr. Calvin Ball, and the chairperson for the AAPI Community Engagement and Government Access workgroup. She has a a great passion for bridging the community to public services, especially in combating language barriers. In her position of leadership, she hopes to live out her aspirations to bring community engagement and government access to the Korean American community.
2021-2022 Board Of Directors
2021-2022 Committee Members