IgniteNextGen is a six-week online fellowship program hosted by the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles (KAC) for college students, recent graduates, and young professionals to gain leadership skills, and civic awareness to create a positive change in their environment.

Our Core Values



We want fellows to explore their Korean American identity through history, literature, and storytelling.

Personal Enrichment

We will lead fellows through culturally relevant mental health topics and teach healthy mental health practices.

Professional Development

We want to equip fellows with important skills to develop their academic and professional careers.

Meet the Team

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Ireh Yoon

Community Services Manager (KACLA)
Angela Cho (Color)

Angela Cho

Membership & Program Manager (CKA)
Grace Jihyun Lee

Grace Jiyun Lee

Director of Programs (KACF-SF)
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Catherine Chon

CKA Intern (CKA)
Esther Jung

Esther Jung

Program Manager (KACLA)
Kevin Koo

Kevin Koo

Community Engagement Manager (CKA)
Jeany Chang

Jeany Choi

Operations & Program Coordinator (KACLA)