Korean American Professional Network

Lewisville, TX   |  https://www.kapn.org

Mission

“To develop a strong network of Korean Americans through leadership and community service”

Ruling year info

2007

President

Mr. Chase Park

Main address

2912 Muirfield Dr

Lewisville, TX 75067 USA

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EIN

20-8520683

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Korean American Professional Network (KAPN), a nationally recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to building and fostering, through leadership development, a strong network of professionals to achieve greater heights in society and improve our community.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Empowerment Seminar (“YES”)

Since 2009, KAPN and its supporters have sponsored the annual Youth Empowerment Seminar (“YES”), an interactive one-day seminar that provides local high school students with the opportunity to interact with and become inspired through talks and discussions with celebrity speakers, athletes, high-level professionals, and government leaders throughout the United States and the World.

Recent seminar themes have included “Be Uncomfortable”, “Challenge Accepted”, and “Level Up”, and the event, year after year, offers epiphanies and breakthrough moments that instills confidence and motivation into young boys and girls to help them to embrace challenges, overcome obstacles, achieve greater, and ultimately discover themselves and their deepest passions.

A new scholarship essay contest has been a huge hit with the students, giving them an opportunity to express themselves in front of their peers and a realistic chance at some significant cash prizes!

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Age groups

Enhanced and relaunched in 2017, the College Mentoring Program is designed to teach the student all the skills and tools necessary to identify, seek, and obtain meaningful employment upon graduation from his/her undergraduate or post-graduate studies. Through workshop style seminars that teach hard and soft skills such as strength identification, resume building, interview skills, and professional communication, etc. to one-on-one mentee-mentor relationships that help to guide the student through each step of the process, every student will have the preparation and confidence to submit a polished resume to employers, ace interviews without hesitation, and perform well in new internship and work environments.

Population(s) Served

Recent High School graduates and graduating seniors have a unique opportunity to participate in a 3-month summer internship program with KAPN that culminates with the execution of the YES event. During the internship, students work in their own committees, with guidance and oversight from the KAPN leadership, to plan and develop every facet of YES. This experience provides invaluable project management, team building, and professional communications experience that will make them an asset to any company as soon as they enter the workforce.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Samsung Community Impact Grant 2019

Samsung

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Artists and performers, Self-employed people, Veterans

Related Program

College Student Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

increase in mentoring

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Veterans

Related Program

College Student Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

– Promote leadership skills to youth and working professionals

– Engage Korean-Americans through fellowship and community service

– Cultivate relationships between Korean and non-Korean businesses

– Elevate awareness of Korean leaders and programs to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth community

We are making strides towards reaching these goals through Youth Empowerment, College Student Mentoring Programs, College Internships, and Young Adult Professional Development.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    KAPN's vision is to foster leadership and promote career opportunities while being a voice for Korean-American professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. KAPN has built and maintains a strong alliance with a vast network of Korean and non-Korean organizations and professionals.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Korean American Professional Network

Board of directors
as of 5/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Young Oh

Texas Instruments

Brian Park

American Airlines

Hong Kim

Texas Instruments

Heon Jeong

McKesson Corp

Joesph Jung

Mary Kay

Jayhoon Chung

Texas Instruments

Thomas Kim

Smoothie King

James Mun

Shop Talk Consulting

Jeannie Kim

Hallmark Financial Services

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/25/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/06/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.