Donghwa Cultural Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that strives to promote Korean and East Asian culture within American society through educational programs on traditional Korean music, arts, dance, and food. Our underlying philosophy and focus is contained behind the very meaning of the word "Donghwa (東和)". As the sun rises from the East (Dong 東), our hope is for a new day in which harmony and peace (Hwa 和) can shine together in our world. Through a collaborative exchange of Eastern and Western cultures, we aspire to raise deeper awareness and understanding of the diverse cultural makeup of our modern day society.
Donghwa recognizes the intrinsic values of traditional East Asian cultures and their underlying principles: virtue, benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and wisdom. Our fundamental mission is to provide a better understanding and appreciation for these traditions and practices, not only for Americans of Asian descent, but for anyone who is interested in developing their understanding of these fascinating and unique cultures. All classes, programs, and events are offered at the center implement a hands-on approach to learning, which helps provide an authentic taste of these traditional values and characteristics.