KYCC was founded in 1975 as a small storefront program by a group of community members wanting to provide after-school and summer programs for recently immigrated Korean youth, who were struggling with poverty and language barriers.

For over 45 years, the organization has gone through a remarkable evolution, not only in size, but also in the diversification of its services and target populations.

After the L.A. civil unrest in 1992, KYCC expanded from being an ethnically focused agency to one that included the surrounding community, aligning with its evolving needs.

Today, we serve more than 11,000 people each year at eight locations throughout Koreatown, most of whom are first generation immigrants from Asia and Latin America.