On March 24, 1972, a group of concerned citizens met to discuss solutions to the acute problems that the first generation of Koreans were facing upon arrival in Chicago. This initial meeting transpired the establishment of a community social service organization on July 1, 1972. KACS since then has successfully responded to the needs of the Korean American community and contributed to enrich their lives. A half-time single staff agency has grown into a near fifty full-time staff agency, and the operating annual budget is now 2.3 million dollars. KACS currently serves more than 7,000 clients per annum.
Our mission at KACS is to celebrate our ethnicity and to empower all members of the community by providing educational, legal, health and social services.