KCM Background History

The Karen Community of Minnesota (KCM), a volunteer-led organization established in 2003 by Robert Zahn, Saw Million, Saw Hla Tun Oo, Saw Nay Htoo, KyawKyaw, Wilfred Tun Baw, and other leaders in St. Paul's growing Karen community. KCM served as the community's governing body, helping newly arrived Karen refugees in the Twin Cities maintain their culture, elect community leaders, and receive assistance beyond the initial resettlement period.