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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.


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!

"CDC Recommendation for Masks and Travel “At this time, CDC recommends that everyone aged 2 and older – including passengers and workers – properly wear a well-fitting mask or respirator over the nose and mouth in indoor areas of public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, etc.) and transportation hubs (such as airports, stations, etc.) ... See MoreSee Less
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Please sign up for a Know Your Rights workshop today, or talk to KOSD staff to learn our upcoming workshop in Karen and Burmese. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are still accepting applications for the Case Worker position. If you are interested in joining the amazing KOSD team, please send your resume and cover letter to Nao Kabashima,, by 5 PM tomorrow, Friday 5/13.KOSD is hiring🎉 Please visit the following link for more information. If you have any questions, please email our Executive Director, Nao Kabashima at Opening Position: Case Worker (Apply by Friday 5/13) ... See MoreSee Less
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