Welcome to ENoK!

Since it’s founding in 2011, Empowerment of North Koreans (ENoK) has raised awareness of human rights in North Korea and the struggles faced by North Korean defectors around the world, led fundraising efforts for the benefit of North Korean defectors, and launched programs specifically tailored to meet the educational needs of defectors in the United States. Based out of South Side Chicago, ENoK currently operates a college-preparatory boarding school for North Korean defectors residing in the United States with the aid of volunteer tutors from around the Chicago area. In addition, we connect with defectors in the US and South Korea to provide them with free, customized tutoring services remotely.

If you are interested in learning about our RSO at the University of Chicago, please visit our “RSO” page!