Enhancing the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota

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

Bilingual Case Manager (Full-time, 40 hours per week) – The Case Manager will assist Karen and other refugees from Burma with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders to live independently and engage in community activities. The Case Manager will work with a team of mental health professionals from a partner agency to coordinate individual and group activities that support treatment and recovery. Learn more →

MOC Employment Navigator - Full-time, commit 1,720 hours for a full program year from September 6, 2016 to July 22, 2017

We looking for two Employment Navigators to join our organization through Minnesota Opportunity Corps including at least one Karen speaker. MOC members serve one year making a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency. As an Employment Navigator, you will help program participants one-on-one and in group settings increase their employability, find gainful employment, and ultimately strengthen their financial stability. Learn more →


For the first time ever, the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) has an informational video! Thank you to our talented and hardworking team from the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Saint Paul program for creating this video for our organization.

Learn about KOM's history, mission, programs, and impact in this video with both Karen and English subtitles.


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You are invited to KOM's 6th Annual Gala on October 27 from 6:00-9:00pm! Click on the graphic for more information.


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