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.
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.
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 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 full-time community health workers will serve up to 20 Korean-speaking clients and their families each year.
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.