On Dec. 11, 2018, KYCC was one of the 32 recipient organizations to be given the the SoCalGas 2018 Environmental Champions grant in support of our Olympic Greening and Enhanced Volunteer Training Program. Southern California Gas Company‘s 2018 Environmental Champions Initiative awards grants of up to $25,000 for innovative projects related to clean air, energy or water. Koreatown Youth and Community Center received $10,000 in support of Environmental Services’ Olympic Greening project. 

Rachel Malarich, Environmental Services Manager and Jenni Kuida, Grants Manager, attended a luncheon on December 11, 2018 hosted by Southern California Gas Company in Monterey Park, California. Since its inception in 2015, the Environmental Champions Initiative has awarded more than 150 grants totaling nearly $2 million. 

“SoCalGas is excited to partner with this year’s group of Environmental Champions,” said George Minter, regional vice president of external affairs and environmental strategy at SoCalGas. “They are each making important contributions in the energy field or in improving the quality of our air and water. We look forward to them reaching their project goals.”

We are grateful to SoCalGas, the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States, for their support in clean air, water and energy not only in our Koreatown community but across our entire State.