Tree Planting Program Transforms Youth

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago,” a Chinese proverb says. “The second best time is today.”  The same can be said for cultivating the future leaders in our community. This past summer, KYCC Environmental Services Youth Summer Program Volunteer Deborah Oh, alongside her team, helped plant hundreds of desperately needed trees… Read more

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Dunn-Edwards Provides Free Painting Services and Materials to KYCC

The Dunn-Edwards Corporation in Los Angeles generously provided the Los Angeles-based nonprofit KYCC (Koreatown Youth and Community Center) with free painting expertise and materials, refreshing the interior and exterior of KYCC’s Wilton Family Apartments and Wilton Center, located on Wilton Place, just south of Wilshire Boulevard.

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Finding Hope at KYCC’s Menlo Family Apartments

Eighteen months ago, Brandi(cq) Kelly was at the end of her rope. The Los Angeles resident had moved her little daughter from homeless shelter to homeless shelter for two-and-a-half years, ever since they lost their home when Kelly’s mother was shot and killed in a random act of violence. Kelly’s mother held the lease, and… Read more

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Adolescents’ Alcohol Access more Arduous

A one-year-old KYCC program that is trying to stem the tide of liquor sales to underage drinkers is off to a strong start, said Sam H. Joo, the center’s Director of Children and Family Services. “To the credit of local businesses, many liquor stores, convenience stores and markets have been quite receptive to our Card Under 35… Read more

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KYCC’s 13th Annual Benefit Concert

KYCC would like to thank our supporters for the great success of our 13th Annual Benefit Concert, held on July 31 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Indie folk-rock band Run River North was on the star-studded bill, along with noted jazz musician Brian Culbertson and contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit. The Korean… Read more

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Asian small businesses to expand their markets

The largest networking event of the year for Asian small businesses in Southern California– the 15th Annual Asian Small Business Expo–will be held on Sat. Sept. 20. In Alhambra, Calif. . The Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (APISBP), which runs the Expo, expects 500 attendees this year. “The theme this year is ‘Reaching New… Read more

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Trouble dealing with your cell phone or utility provider?

Some cell-phone users, because of their limited English, end up with cell-phone service-provider contracts that have expensive charges for not-needed services. Other customers have been confused by the difficult application process for some utilities’ low-income discount programs. KYCC helps limited English speakers who are having difficulty communicating with their cell phone, Internet, cable, gas, electric,… Read more

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Beautify YOUR Neighborhood DEK: KYCC’s Environmental Services provides free services, resources

KYCC’s Environmental Services unit believes that sustainable positive changes begin with community residents. When neighbors come together to beautify their community, their work not only positively affects their physical space, but also connects neighbors with each other and the community they live in. If you’re an individual who wants to increase the safety, health and… Read more

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KYCC’s 13th Annual Benefit Concert

Featuring Run River North, Brian Culbertson, David Benoit, Yang Ok Choi, Siwoo Kim, Seung Ju Kim and the Korean American Youth Symphony. WHEN: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7 p.m. WHERE: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES Front orchestra $120 Orchestra $95Orchestra East/West/View or Terrace $65 Terrace… Read more

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