On Dec. 10, KYCC Executive Director Johng Ho Song was awarded the Durfee Foundation’s 2016-17 Stanton Fellowship. As a Stanton Fellow, Song will take two years “to think deeply about the community issues, and to implement solutions that will improve life for the people of L.A.”

Prior to the Stanton Fellowship, Song was a 2009 recipient of the Stanton Sabbatical, which offers leaders in the Los Angeles nonprofit community stipends to “travel, reflect and renew” themselves to better serve their organizations. 

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to explore the community’s vision for Koreatown,” said Song. “The foundation truly understands the importance of creativity and inquiry in community building.”

The Durfee Foundation was established in 1960, and is named in honor of the late Dorothy Durfee Avery and her husband, the late R. Stanton Avery. The foundation has awarded more than $30 million in grants, primarily in the Los Angeles region.