Proud graduates of the Money Smart program, a financial skills course, pose with their certificates at the Bresee Foundation. The program was facilitated by KYCC Community Economic Development staff Lidia Sebastian, Amanda Rodriguez and Cehila Santiago.
KYCC offers financial education workshops in order to help clients learn the ins and outs of credit. The Money Smart program was a four-week workshop that covered topics such as credit, budget, debt and savings. For four Thursdays at the Bresee Foundation, KYCC staff met with 20 program participants to teach financial management skills and help students build credit, maintain credit and handle credit repair.

“Through financial services, we have been able to assist clients to access tools and knowledge on essential financial concepts that will help improve their financial well-being and accomplish their goals. Our financial literacy classes have helped our clients create money-management habits and make them feel more comfortable and secure about their financial decisions,” says Amanda Rodriguez, KYCC Economic Development Specialist.  

Community Economic Development (CED) provides comprehensive financial support services to help residents of Koreatown and Greater Los Angeles manage their finances. Our bilingual economic development specialists serve over 4,000 individuals and families annually, to access benefits, reduce expenses, build savings and reach personal financial goals.

KYCC’s trained financial experts and coaches help clients understand their finances and set financial goals. To schedule a free Financial Coaching appointment, please contact Cehila Santiago (English) at, Sabin Kim (Korean) at or Amanda Rodriguez (Spanish) at