Korean Women’s Association

The Korean Women’s Association (KWA) was established in 1972 as a social club for Korean women married to American servicemen.  Originally focused on providing transportation and translation services to immigrants at area military bases, KWA has grown into a multi-cultural human services nonprofit that provides education, socialization, advocacy, and supportive services to 150,000 people across 11 Western Washington counties on an annual basis.  The nonprofit owns and manages over 200 affordable housing units, many of which are in facilities that offer residents culturally sensitive services such as English as a Second Language classes and ethnic meals.

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