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Karen Organization of San Diego

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.

About Us

Established in 2009, KOSD supports Karen and other refugees from Burma in San Diego. We help refugees navigate social service systems, access leadership and employment opportunities, and stay connected to their community and culture.

Programs

KOSD’s programs are informed by community input and needs assessments, and are conducted through a Community-Self Help model:

We support the community and empower them to help themselves. Our programs are possible with funding from various Funders

Find Support

KOSD provides case management services for individuals and familieswho are refugees from Burma. Learn how you can access welfare, educational, and health resources.

Get Involved

KOSD values support from various community partners, volunteers, donors and advocates. Here are the different ways you can support KOSD’s work, and the Karen and Burma refugee community.

News & Events

Stay up to date with the latest announcement and events from KOSD!

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KOSD is hiring Part-time Van Drivers🎉
We are looking for reliable and responsible drivers who can support the KOSD's work by providing transportation support for our program participants. Please consider this opportunity and apply before 6/2/2024 to be a part of the amazing KOSD team.

Job Description: drive.google.com/file/d/1MVH_PH5WE9HN-avd_H4jB7OKpiszg68h/view?usp=sharing
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KOSD is hiring Part-time Van Drivers🎉
We are looking for reliable and responsible drivers who can support the KOSDs work by providing transportation support for our program participants. Please consider this opportunity and apply before 6/2/2024 to be a part of the amazing KOSD team. 

Job Description: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MVH_PH5WE9HN-avd_H4jB7OKpiszg68h/view?usp=sharing

Join us this summer for our fourth year of Level Up, a 5 week program with Karen and Burmese language classes, cultural education and preservation classes, and STREAM projects. It will be hosted at John Marshall Elementary from June 12 to July 12 on Mondays through Fridays from 12:00pm-5:00pm. The general registration is today and all SDUSD students should be receiving an invitation to register for the summer program. For those interested in enrolling their students in the program, please contact us using the emails or phone numbers in the flyer! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us this summer for our fourth year of Level Up, a 5 week program with Karen and Burmese language classes, cultural education and preservation classes, and STREAM projects. It will be hosted at John Marshall Elementary from June 12 to July 12 on Mondays through Fridays from 12:00pm-5:00pm. The general registration is today and all SDUSD students should be receiving an invitation to register for the summer program. For those interested in enrolling their students in the program, please contact us using the emails or phone numbers in the flyer!Image attachment

Join us at the Mingei International Museum on Friday, June 21 as we present Our Voice, Our Power: Oral History Project by Refugees from Bruma in commemoration of World Refugee Day. In this cultural exhibition we will be celebrating and showcasing the rich heritage and experiences of our local refugee community through art installations by students and KOSD staff inspired and accompanied by stories from community members as well as live performances. At this wonderful event community members will be able to see their stories brought to life in a way that honors and cherishes them, and others can enjoy learning about and appreciating the culture and resilience of our community! ... See MoreSee Less

Join us at the Mingei International Museum on Friday, June 21 as we present Our Voice, Our Power: Oral History Project by Refugees from Bruma in commemoration of World Refugee Day. In this cultural exhibition we will be celebrating and showcasing the rich heritage and experiences of our local refugee community through art installations by students and KOSD staff inspired and accompanied by stories from community members as well as live performances. At this wonderful event community members will be able to see their stories brought to life in a way that honors and cherishes them, and others can enjoy learning about and appreciating the culture and resilience of our community!
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