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

Van Driver - Part-time, Monday-Friday (20 hrs/week). The Van Driver will be responsible for driving a 12-passenger van to pick up adult ESL students in the mornings from 8:00AM-10:00AM and then drive students home after class from 2:00PM-4:00PM. The Van Driver will be responsible for passenger safety including monitoring the use of seatbelts by all passengers in the vehicle and routine basic inspections of the van before and after trips. Learn more →

New Co-directors

The Karen Organization of Minnesota is pleased to announce that Eh Tah Khu and Alexis Walstad have been named co-executive directors following a search by the Board of Directors. With a combined nine years of experience on KOM's staff, both bring a wealth of knowledge working to assist refugees from Burma in Minnesota. Read more about each of them and the new leadership model.


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.


Volunteer Opportunities

ESL Assistant ESL Assistant
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