The MinKwon Center for Community Action’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce James Hong as the Interim Executive Director, effective July 1, 2016.
As Director of Civic Engagement, and since joining MinKwon in 2010, James has worked tirelessly to increase immigrant political participation through voter registration, mobilization, education and awareness campaigns and community organizing. He spearheaded MinKwon's redistricting campaign, which brought together 14 Asian American organizations around federal, state and city-level redistricting. Through this coalition, New York's majority-Asian districts quadrupled to better reflect the community's growth. He also oversaw the development and expansion of APA VOICE into a pan-Asian coalition of 18 organizations, the largest collaboration of its kind in the Asian community. More recently, he has led MinKwon's new civic engagement team to integrate the work of our advocacy, community organizing, voter engagement and Youth Empowerment Program.
James assumes the position of Interim Executive Director with the full support, confidence and enthusiasm of MinKwon’s Board of Directors, staff and allies. We look forward to his leadership in harnessing and focusing the energy that will come from this transition period, seeding the ground for MinKwon’s next executive director, as well as the organization’s ongoing efforts to empower our Korean and immigrant communities.