The Sedona Korean American Association (SKAA) provides a wide range of community services that include hosting or sponsoring various cultural event providing scholarship and awards for local students, and promoting volunteerism amongst our membership base.
We also actively support Korean War Veterans by raising funds for building Korean War Veteran Memorial Monument in Northern AZ.
1.Hosting cultural events
In collaboration with The Federation of Korean Associations, government agencies, Sedona businesses, and other non-profit organizations, SKAA has initiated and organized various projects and events across Northern Arizona. These projects and events include the following:
–· Annual Lunar New Year Cultural Festival (Feb)
–· Korean War Veterans Appreciation Day Ceremony (Nov 12)
2.Sponsoring the Cultural Bridge awards and scholarship for students
The Cultural Bridge Awards recognize students that bridge the gap among different cultures and their diverse ways of communicating in Great Sedona area. Students may be selected for an award by recommendation by schools or groups. The scholarships recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Sedona community through their efforts to bridge cultures.
It is the goal of SKAA to provide opportunities and to encourage students to become active in their community through their cultural service. The scholarships have been established to acknowledge and reward that service.
3.Dedication Korean War Veterans Memorial Monument
Another goal of SKAA is to dedicate a Korean War Veterans Memorial Monument in collaboration with the Korean War Veterans Association of Northern AZ chapter and other chapters of the Korean American Association.
The monument will be dedicated to the many men and women that served during the “forgotten war” The projected timeline for completion of this project and the dedication ceremony is in June of 2012.
DONATIONS: If you would like to contribute to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Monument Fund, please contact Banya Lim. (928-567-7897 / 928-274-2957) All donations are tax deductible.
Focused on enhancing the quality of life in the communities where we live and work, SKAA is actively involved with community organizations including:
- Sedona Chamber of Commerce
- Boys and Girls Club
- Big Brother and Big Sister
- Sedona Public Library