As we celebrate Financial Literacy Month in April, Hanmi Bank (Chief Executive Officer and President, Bonnie Lee) and Koreatown Youth and Community Center (Chief Executive Director, Johng Ho Song) have teamed up to support Kindergarten to 12th grade students with financial literacy.

As a part of Community Contribution Programs, the Hanmi KYCC Youth Financial Fitness Partnership program will provide classes on finances, savings, and investment.  The program will be conducted by professional teachers and financial experts, with Hanmi Bank employees also serving as instructors to offer financial education classes tailored for each grade level.

Hanmi Bank, a prominent Korean American bank led by CEO and President Bonnie Lee, is anticipated to offer tailored financial education to KYCC students, enabling them to develop a sound understanding of money, values, and concepts that would foster healthy financial habits as they grow into adulthood and become leaders in their community. Hanmi Bank plans to continue supporting financial education programs with KYCC beyond this collaboration. 

Overall, this collaboration between Hanmi Bank and KYCC is an excellent example of how corporate entities can give back to their communities through financial education initiatives.

KYCC (Koreatown Youth and Community Center) was established in 1975 to support a growing population of at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Today, KYCC is the leading multiservice organization in Koreatown, supporting children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. We believe that if the family is healthy, our community will thrive. KYCC is committed to making Koreatown a safe and beautiful place to live and work.

Established by Korean immigrants as the first Korean American bank in 1982, Hanmi Bank’s founding principles were to help guide and support fellow Korean American immigrants in fulfilling their dreams. Hanmi now serves multi-ethnic communities through a network of 35 branches and 8 loan production offices across 9 states, coast-to-coast. Our mission is to provide quality financial services that support every American’s dream, and we pride ourselves on being experts in business banking.