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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!

RENTERS HAVE RIGHTS!As a renter, it is important that you know your rights and be able to exercise them when need be!#home #tenants #sandiegohousing #tenantrights ... See MoreSee Less
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California Western Community Law Project is hosting a free legal clinic at the KOSD office tomorrow, Tuesday 6/28, 11:30-3PM. They will provide free and confidential legal information, advice, and referrals. Masks are required to receive services. ... See MoreSee Less
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Please join us this Friday, 6/24, 11 AM - 2 PM, at Colina Del Sol Park to celebrate and appreciate tharamu Larkapor Moo for her 11 years of dedicated work at the KOSD and in the community of refugees from Burma in San Diego💐✨ Although she is leaving the KOSD as a full-time staff member, she will be always a part of the KOSD family. ... See MoreSee Less
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