KYCC is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago of the 53rd Assembly District. KYCC is one of more than one hundred nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assemblymembers for their tremendous contributions to the communities they serve.
Environmental Services Plants Trees for Latino Heritage Month
On September 25, KYCC Environmental Services joined the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Councilmember Kevin De Leon, Council District 14, City Plants, and more, to celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a Community Tree Planting and Adoption event in Boyle Heights. The day focused on bringing together climate action and community by working with the city’s Tree Ambassadors and volunteers to plant 47 street trees along Judson Street and the surrounding neighborhood blocks.
Environmental Services Summer Youth Bring Greenery to Ktown
Every summer, KYCC's Environmental Services Summer Youth Program provides paid positions for youth in Los Angeles to join our Environmental Services unit and learn more about how KYCC helps make Koreatown a more green and beautiful neighborhood. The Summer Youth take part in activities such as tree planting and maintenance, community engagement and outreach, graffiti removal and abatement, street cleaning activations and more.
Prevention Launches Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign for July Fourth
On July 2, 2021, our Prevention Education team partnered with 13 restaurants and bars to launch the Table Top Campaign (TTC) for the Fourth of July holiday. CoPALM's Table Top Campaign disseminated approximately 600 coasters with anti-drunk driving messaging in both English and Spanish. The educational materials have prevention messaging about drunk driving and is intended to remind patrons to drink responsibly during the holiday.
Meet Our New Environmental Services Volunteer Team Leads
Meet our two new Environmental Services Volunteer Team Leads (VTLs), Amelia and Cristina! On July 1, they received training to become VTLs and will be helping our Environmental Services staff lead group of volunteers at tree plantings and cleanups.
KYCC Launches New Responsible Cannabis Retailer Campaign (RCRC)
Just as KYCC's Responsible Retail Campaign seeks to reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related harms by working at an environmental level to address substance use availability and accessibility, KYCC's Responsible Cannabis Retailer Campaign (RCRC) seeks to reduce marijuana-misuse among youth and teens through policy advocacy, education and partnerships with local cannabis retailers.
KYCC Environmental Services Hosts Paramount Pictures Virtual Community Day
Paramount Pictures joined KYCC’s Environmental Services for their Virtual Community Day on June 17. For Virtual Community Day, employees from Paramount offices around the world volunteer with local organizations in their area to give back to the community.