Two California Climate Action Corps fellows Miles Kim Parr and Krystle Yu joined KYCC’s Environmental Services in the start of 2021 to support local climate action projects on the frontlines and in low-income communities across Los Angeles.
The California Climate Action Corp Fellowship program provides nonprofits with cost-effective, high quality Fellows that advance sustainability programs relating to resource reduction, K-12 education, and community outreach. Fellows that serve in CCAC are mission driven, emerging climate protection leaders who gain career experience while meaningfully contributing to the environmental field.
Currently, they are working on projects such as the Koreatown Canopy Campaign and the Tree Ambassadors Program, that aim to grow our city’s urban forest through community engagement and education.
KYCC’s Environmental Services beautifies canopy-poor areas of Los Angeles by planting street trees and distributing free trees to property owners through the Mayor’s Million Trees L A Program. Through community engagement programs, KYCC is able to increase canopy in communities vulnerable to urban heat and climate change.
In addition to working on their individual projects, they are also helping with KYCC’s bi-weekly free tree curbside adoptions with Los Angeles City Plants. At our most recent tree adoption with our partner, South LA Café, Krystle helped to distribute over 70 trees.
Through our partnership with Los Angeles CityPlants, Los Angeles city residents can adopt up to seven free trees for their property. Every tree we plant is carefully selected to fit the space provided, and is adapted to our dry climate, thereby reducing its water needs.
KYCC also provides graffiti removal and community clean-up services, seven days a week, for Koreatown and central Los Angeles. To learn more about the many ways we are keeping Koreatown clean, safe and healthy, please visit KYCC Environmental Services.