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

Project Coordinator - This is a part-time (24 hours/week) position, with about 16 hours per week dedicated to the Elders Program and 8 hours per week dedicated to the Weaving Circle. As part of the Elders Program, the Project Coordinator will provide case management and coordinate group activities for Karen elders. As part of the Weaving Circle, the Project Coordinator will work with a group of Karen and Karenni weavers to increase opportunities for them to sell their products and teach weaving skills to Karen youth and other community members. 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

ESL Assistant ESL Assistant
Youth Mentor Bus Buddy

KOM Job Club

Job Club Job Club

Would you or someone you know like to learn basic English skills, enhance your computer skills, or prepare yourself for the American workplace? Then come to the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) to participate in ESL classes and Job Club for FREE! Register for either class by calling Ta Tha Hso at 651-202-3122 or Morrison Johnny at 651-202-3101.

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