“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
Media Archives: 2014
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
KYCC’s Prevention Education unit will discuss with the Korean American media their current and future efforts to reduce substance abuse in youth, ages 12 to 17, in the Pico-Union, Koreatown and Westlake neighborhoods.