'To know what it is to be Korean': Foundation to build cultural center in Ely

K America Foundation purchased the Ely Community Center building in 2018.
The Minneapolis-based K America Foundation, headed by Byongchan and Africa Yoon, purchased the Ely Community Center building last fall for $30,000. The foundation intends to raise $3 million to renovate the building and create summer camp programs for Korean-American children to teach the Korean language through arts and technology programming.