May 2024

May 9, 2024

KYCC Hosts 17th Annual FORE Children and Families Golf Classic

On April 18, KYCC hosted its 17th Annual FORE Children and Families Golf Classic at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, CA. Our Annual FORE Children and Families Golf Classic benefits KYCC’s programs and services including early childhood education, mental health, affordable housing, after-school and youth development programs, environmental services, and financial education. Read more

KYCC Hosts Third Annual Unwind Your Mind Youth Summit

On Friday, April 19, KYCC held its third Annual Unwind Your Mind Koreatown Youth Summit at the Los Angeles County Department Of Mental Health Administration. Unwind Your Mind is a collaboration between KYCC’s Clinical Services, Prevention Education, and Youth Services programs to create a safe space for high school students to build community with each other, while unwinding with art, music, and interactive workshops. Read more

Community News

AAPI Heritage Month Community Day of Service

May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month and KYCC invites you to join us for a Community Day of Service! Join KYCC, City of Los Angeles, Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, Councilwoman Heather Hutt, Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky, and City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA) 981 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006 as we celebrate #APAHM and show our neighborhoods some love by beautifying our community and making it more livable for our community members. We can’t do it alone and need your help! We look forward to working together with you to make our communities more beautiful and livable for all. Sign up today!

Holy Shitake! A Wokstar is Born: A Solo Performance by Katie Chin

Let’s continue the celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth! Join the fun on May 25th and experience a remarkable comedy show by celebrity chef Katie Chin, a one woman show about her journey as a Chinese American girl raised by her mother restaurateur Leaann Chin. A portion of proceeds will benefit KYCC, get your tickets now!

PCB Bank 7th Annual Scholarship

PCB Bank will be holding its 7th Annual Scholarship event on June 2024.  PCB Bank will be awarding a total of 30 scholarships of $3,000 each. The scholarship will have some requirements and limitations:

  1. Student must be a high school senior heading off to a 2-yr or 4-yr college
  2. Maintained a min. 3.0 unweighted GPA
  3. Demonstrate financial need

The deadline to submit an application is May 22, 2024. Students can apply on-line by visiting www.mypcbbank.com

May is

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In the month of May we take time to reflect and celebrate the important role that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) have played in our shared history.

Check out some events around the city in celebration:

2024 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Blood Pressure Month

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to all KYCC’s teachers that are key to the development, nurturing, and support of young people.

YOU ARE THE BEST!

Mother’s Day

In 1872 Julia Ward House organized a day for mothers dedicated to peace.

Wear Purple for Peace Day. It was a landmark moment in the history of Mother’s Day.

Memorial Day

Of the two official United States holidays recognizing the commitment of members of America’s military services, Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives while defending their country. (Google)

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

  • May 2 – Albert Rodriguez
  • May 5 – Eric Ji
  • May 6 – Liz Kim
  • May 6 – Camilo Morales
  • May 9 – Santos Gutierrez
  • May 12 – Beyonce Rivera
  • May 13 – Jade Frank
  • May 17 – Dwayne Reed Jr
  • May 22 – Liliana Dominguez
  • May 22 – Jovan Rodriguez
  • May 28 – Joseph Rodriguez
  • May 29 – Marlene Martinez Perez
  • June 5 – Blanca Morales Perez
  • June 6 – Joe St. John
  • June 6 – Nedette Cuerno
  • June 11 – Sarah Lee
  • June 12 – Estelita Pascual
  • June 17 – Anabel Torres
  • June 18 – Aaron Kim
  • June 22 – Rick Kim
  • June 25 – Yun Pak
  • June 25 – Rafael Zavala
  • June 26 – Clarisa Lopez Garcia
  • June 29 – Omar Amador

Work Anniversaries

  • May 1 – 1 year – Taylor Lee
  • May 2 – 2 years – Jacqueline Garay
  • May 2 – 2 years – Jasmine Kim
  • May 3 – 2 years – Arlene Rodriguez
  • May 3 – 1 year – Christopher Perales
  • May 5 – 1 year – Jennifer Baltazar Baltazar
  • May 6 – 28 years – Jose Pantoja
  • May 7 – 6 years – Jorge Sanchez
  • May 8 – 1 year – Esther Shin
  • May 8 – 1 year – Daniela Flores
  • May 12 – 7 years – Eric Ji
  • May 15 – 5 years – Haidee Gutierrez-Diaz
  • May 21 – 6 years – Presilla Kim
  • May 23 – 2 years – Omar Amador
  • May 23 – 2 years – Lisbette Armenta
  • May 23 – 2 years – Hannah Joo
  • May 31 – 2 years – Brandon Gix
  • May 31 – 2 years – Ethan Gourlay
  • June 1 – 3 years – Chivas Mays
  • June 4 – 6 years – Hiroko Makiyama
  • June 5 – 1 years – Abraham Perez
  • June 6 – 2 years – Jacob Cervera
  • June 10 – 5 years – Julia Uribe
  • June 14 – 3 years – Natalia Magana
  • June 19 – 5 years – Carolyn Kwak
  • June 20 – 8 years – Glesteree Blades
  • June 24 – 22 years – Rick Kim
  • June 26 – 1 years – Moa Kim

The Blank Page

Sometimes, we’re so afraid of creation that we don’t even leave blank pages around.

If your workspace has a hole exactly the size of a creative idea in it, you’re more likely to fill the hole.

When we decrease the number of steps to begin creating, and increase the expectation that something is going to arrive, it’s far more likely to happen.

Book a recording studio. Leave the laptop open. Schedule a blog post. Make sure the whiteboard can be seen. Buy more blank canvasses than you need. 

Blank pages beg to be filled, and it helps to have them around.

–          Seth’s Blog