Community Mondays: Karen Organization | Mingei International Museum

For this Community Monday event, the Karen Organization of San Diego will be hosting a SEED Program Community Graduation Ceremony. The Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED) Program is a new initiative funded by the State of California to fulfill two fundamental public policy goals:

  1. Serve vulnerable communities facing significant barriers to employment by providing them with entrepreneurial opportunities.
  2. Promote entrepreneurship of individuals who may be precluded from obtaining gainful employment (due to either immigration status or limited English proficiency).

In partnership with LISC San Diego, SDRCC started to implement the SEED Program in San Diego in 2021, and this is the first community celebration to recognize the commitment and success of refugee/ former refugee entrepreneurs in San Diego who completed the SEED Program. 

More About the Karen Organization of San Diego

Karen Organization of San Diego (KOSD) is an ethnic community-based organization serving refugees from Burma who resettled in San Diego. KOSD co-hosts a community celebration with the San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition to recognize the success and commitment of refugee/ former refugee entrepreneurs in San Diego. SDRCC members serve multiple and diverse refugee communities that have made San Diego their home: Afghan, Congolese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Haitian, Iraqi, Kurdish, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian, and many different ethnic groups from Burma. 


Cristina Godinez

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