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The Karen Organization of San Diego was established in 2009 to meet the needs of Karen and other ethnic minority groups from Burma who reside in San Diego. Karen Organization of San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Karen Organization of San Diego is committed to the educational and social enhancement of various ethnic minority groups from Burma who reside in San Diego. KOSD programs include, but are not limited to, helping refugees to navigate the welfare, healthcare, education, law enforcement, and public safety systems in the U.S., as well as providing leadership opportunities for youth and adults, connecting refugees from Burma with employment, community empowerment programs, and tutoring and English language training. At the same time, KOSD is a community and cultural space where refugees from Burma can explore their new home together through a strong community support system, while remembering and maintaining their cultural heritage.