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Karen Organization of Minnesota

Welcome to the Karen Organization of Minnesota

The Karen Organization of Minnesota (“KOM”) welcomes you and hopes this website can provide you with information about the Karen People in addition to providing resources for the Karen and other refugees from Burma living in Minnesota and the United States.


Jobs at KOM

KOM, in partnership with the Minnesota Opportunity Corps, is looking for a new MOC member for the 2014-2015 service year. Minnesota Opportunity Corps Members will work as Employment Navigators to help KOM clients increase employability, find gainful employment, and strengthen their economic stability. For more information about this position and how to apply, please go to our Jobs at KOM page.


Martyr Day FlyerKaren Martyrs Day, August 15-17

Mark your calendars for the 64th Annual Karen Martyrs Day Celebration. This event honors those who have given their lives to the Karen people's fight for independence from military rule. The event features traditional Karen dances and songs, speeches about Karen leaders, a 3-day sports tournament, and more. More information about the event can be found here. We hope to see you there!


4th Annual KOM Gala, October 2

Save the date for KOM's 4th Annual Gala! This year, the Gala will be held on the evening of Thursday, October 2nd at Hamline University's Anderson Center (same location as last year). Please click here for more information about individual and sponsor registration as well as how to donate a silent auction item for this event.



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