Koreatown Youth and Community Center and PCC Manos Unidas de Liechty Community hosted their 2nd Annual Community Cleanup event at John Liechty Middle School. On Sat., June 22, 2019, over 110 volunteers from Assemblymember Miguel Santiago’s office, Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Division and KYCC’s Environmental Services staff gathered in the early morning to clean the neighborhoods around John Liechty Middle School.

Twenty-nine youth planted a tree, seven flower pots and painted an alley wall. A total of 18 members from the PCC Manos Unidas de Liechty Community and 58 community members participated in this neighborhood cleanup.  

A special Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to the PCC Manos Unidas de Liechty Community mothers from Assemblymember Miguel Santiago’s office. Students were also honored with a Certificate of Community Service presented to them by KYCC and the PCC parent group.

When asked why this community cleanup began in the first place, a member of PCC Manos Unidas de Liechty replied, “We wanted to engage parents in the community, even though most have a language barrier and felt hesitant about organizing such a large community event. We wanted to encourage mindfulness and show others that we can make a difference in our community through small acts of kindness.”