Youth Community Action Project (YCAP)

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The 2018 YCAP application is now closed

YCAP connects high school youth with service learning opportunities, leadership development, and professional development by matching them at nonprofit organizations throughout New York City during the summer. Co-hosted by The Korea Times, YCAP has been able to provide Asian American youth the opportunity to serve their local community and to learn the importance of service since 2001. 

To be eligible, you must be an Asian American High School student in New York City

Important Dates:
– Orientation: July 6, 2018
Program Duration: July 9, 2018 – August 24, 2018
– Workshop #1: July 14, 2018
– Lock In: July 27, 2018 – July 28, 2018
– Workshop #2: August 11, 2018
– Graduation: August 24, 2018
2018 YCAP Placement Host Sites will include:
​- Korean Community Services of Metropolitan NYC (KCS)
– MinKwon Center 
– Asian American Federation
– Korean Americans for Civic Empowerment (KACE)
– The Flushing Chamber of Commerce
– Queens Botanical Garden
– Publicolor
–  Offices of Various Elected City and State Officials 
​- Successful completion of your volunteer program
​- Must volunteer at least 16 hours per week
– Attend orientation, workshops, lock-in, and graduation ceremony
– Give feedback and complete evaluation forms

There will be evening and weekend workshops and cultural events that all YCAP participants are expected to attend. Those dates will be announced at the start of the internship program

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Ahn at (718) 939-6137 or email

YCAP is sponsored by

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