Youth Community Action Project (YCAP)

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The 2016 YCAP application is now closed.


YCAP connects middle and 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. In 2014, 50 student volunteers were placed at 13 sites throughout New York City. Of the 50 students, 19 received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.


To be eligible, you must be an Asian American High School student in New York City (ages 14-17)
Important Dates:
– Application Deadline: May 27, 2016
– Orientation: July 6th, 2016
– Program Duration: July 6, 2016 – August 24, 2016
-Graduation Ceremony: August 24, 2016
​Internship Placements: 

The applicant must specify an area(s) of interest for his/her internship placement (e.g., not-for-profit, politics, education, advocacy and organizing, administrative, and media​). I​t is the participant’s responsibility​ to research and identify an organization that is directly related to his/her interest

2016 YCAP Placement Host Sites will include:
​- Korean Community Services of Metropolitan NYC (KCS)
– MinKwon Center 
– Asian American Federation
– Soze Productions
– Korean Americans for Civic Empowerment (KACE)
– The Flushing Chamber of Commerce 
–  Offices of Various Elected City and State Officials 
​- Successful completion of your volunteer program
– Attend orientation, workshops, 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 Mathew Ha at (718) 939-6137 or email


YCAP is sponsored by

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