There is a Korean proverb that says: 백지장도 맞들면 낫다 or, “It is better to lift together, even when it is a blank sheet of paper”. We know that for Koreatown to become the greenest neighborhood in Los Angeles, it will take many hands working together.

KYCC is committed to educating and training community members to become leaders in changing the environmental landscape. This coming year, we will lead hundreds of Koreatown residents and community volunteers in planting trees, removing graffiti, and cleaning our community.

Since 2007, KYCC has planted over 6,000 street trees to buffer the interface between automobile and pedestrian traffic. KYCC also upholds “zero tolerance” standards against graffiti for Koreatown residents and business owners in the form of free graffiti removal services. Each month KYCC removes over 50,000 square feet of graffiti; most removed within a 24 hour timeframe from both public and private locations.

Want to join the team? Contact KYCC’s Environmental Services Manager Ryan Allen at to become a community leader or volunteer and help make Koreatown the greenest neighborhood in Los Angeles!

Categories: 2013, News Article