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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

안수화(이사장)

한현순

한성순

김영자

Julia Kim

김 용

이영실

이형만

이진억

이재순

심공주

송경희

박남희

조윤희

조죽선

민성진

유자영

최현옥

김효만

이선주

이소연

주상희

장영자

황여진

송영성

최영재

양화경

박혜옥

서영희

James 서

박로자

Mrs.Na

2021-2022 Committee Members

Title

Name

President

장영란

Vice President

Jessica Lee

Treasurer

Grace Yang

Auditor

최병모

CPA

Nam S. Kim

Program Manager - Events

이상덕

Program Manager - Mentorship

Kelly Wright

Program Manager - Internship Program

Gloria Kim

Program Manager - Grants

Sara Clayton

Program Manager - Intern

Minhee Kim

Program Manager - Consumer Protection

Myungseon Kim

Consumer Protection Office Volunteers

김명선

Jenny Hwang

수미

윤경숙

홍보대사

Martin Johnson

홍보부장

김영후

Volunteer Team

Lauren Pinkette

Michael Yang

정수미

김수옥

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