About Korean Connection


  Korean Connection is composed of people sharing a blend of professional and personal interests: former Korean nationals, some now American citizens, some not; Korean adoptees and family members; families with Korean and American members living on separate continents; Korean students studying in West Michigan; people who have taught and lived in Korea; and veterans who were stationed in Korea. Our goal is to introduce and strengthen the relationships between the people in West Michigan.

  We have hosted tables at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Ethnic Heritage Festival and the Grand Rapids Asian Festival to build awareness of the presence of our Korean population with unique and beautiful art forms including dance and food.

  We have hosted Christmas and Halloween parties for Korean students who are studying in West Michigan. We have organized pot luck picnics to commemorate Korea's Liberation day. Every April, we have invited the Grand Rapids community to share with us a Korean dinner.

  Korean Connection is chartered as a non-profit in the State of Michigan, and is a 501c3 non-profit charity.

Our Mission

Korean Connection in West Michigan provides opportunities to learn about and experience Korean culture.

Deb Havens was the founder and first President of Korean Connection.

According to the 2015 American Community Survey, 4,578 people in the Grand Rapids - Wyoming-Muskegon Metropolitan Area identified themselves as Korean or part Korean