KYCC Discusses Economic Equity at L.A.’s Asset Building Symposium

KYCC’s Community Economic Development participated in two panels at the Asset Building Symposium on Feb. 21 at the Radisson Midtown Hotel at the University of Southern California. KYCC Economic Development Specialist Doris Valenzuela and Senior Financial Case Manager Audrey Casillas delivered presentations on financial well-being and free tax service providers. The annual conference is attended… Read more

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YDAPP Presents Story of Second Chances and Triumph Over Substance Abuse

On Feb. 27, KYCC’s Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program (YDAPP) presented its latest video, “My” Story. This video shows the positive impact of empowering youth through second chances and opportunities to overcome substance abuse. “I put my education at risk. I put my future at risk. It was then that I decided that all this… Read more

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KYCC Launches Action Sports Program for Youth

Since October 2016, KYCC has partnered with STOKED Mentoring to encourage youth character development through action sports. The program serves middle through high school-aged youth, exposing them to an array of outdoor physical activities year-round. This joint KYCC-STOKED program facilitates skateboarding in the spring and fall, snowboarding in the winter and surfing in the summer…. Read more

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KYCC Awarded $50,000 Taper Foundation Grant for Menlo Programs

KYCC was awarded a generous $50,000 grant in December 2016 from the S. Mark Taper Foundation to provide ongoing support for our Menlo Family Center youth programs. KYCC’s Menlo Family Center provides on-site services for the residents of the Menlo Family Apartments, a 209-unit affordable housing building on the border of the Pico-Union and Koreatown neighborhoods…. Read more

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KYCC and Lanterman Address Developmental Disabilities in Korean Community

KYCC’s Clinical Services was selected by the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center (FDLRC) to serve the Korean community with a newly implemented Community Health Worker Program. The goal for this program is to connect families and individuals to available community resources, educate them about disabilities and their child’s/family’s needs, and to improve advocacy skills. Two… Read more

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OC Register Highlights KYCC Tax Client

A Feb. 6 Orange County Register article on the new California Earned Income Tax Credit highlights Tanya James, a KYCC tax client who benefitted from this new program. James, a single mother of three, needed to stay home more with her youngest child, who has a disability. This greatly impacted the family’s finances last year…. Read more

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KYCC Partners with Mayor’s Office in Tax Services Campaign

On Feb. 2, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Free Tax Prep Los Angeles campaign in collaboration with local private and public organizations, including KYCC. The campaign is designed to provide free tax preparation services to low-to-moderate income households and help eligible families claim thousands of dollars’ worth of State and Federal tax credits…. Read more

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KYCC Heads Countywide API Child Abuse Prevention Program

On Feb. 2, KYCC hosted a kickoff meeting for the newly established Asian Pacific Islander Partnership for Families (API PFF) Collaborative, which will address the needs of pregnant women and families with children aged five or younger who are at risk for child maltreatment. KYCC was designated the lead agency of the new child abuse… Read more

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KYCC Annual Appeal 2016 Raises Over $15,000!

KYCC is tremendously grateful to our supporters—many of whom were NEW supporters this year—for donating to our Annual Appeal 2016. Our goal for the Annual Appeal was $10,000 and we raised over $15,000! The agency intends to use 100% of the proceeds from this year’s campaign towards our Youth Services programs and services. KYCC’s Youth Services includes academic… Read more

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KYCC’s Free Income Tax Assistance Starting Jan. 23

KYCC’s Volunteer Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, provided by our Community Economic Development unit, offers free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The VITA clinic will open on Jan. 23. Since its inception in 2006,… Read more

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