June 2024

June 6, 2024

KYCC Celebrates our Prevention Community Council with 8th Annual Flores de Mayo Event

On May 3, KYCC Prevention Education hosted its 8th Annual Flores de Mayo event at the Garden Suite Hotel to commemorate our Prevention Education’s Prevention Community Council (PCC), which currently has a membership of over 200 community members, that consists of several parent groups who help reduce substance abuse in youth ages 12 through 20 years old in Koreatown, Pico-Union, and Westlake. Read more

KYCC Clinical Services Celebrates 4th Annual S.A.Y. Cohort

In 2020, KYCC’s Clinical Services launched its first ever Mental Health Youth Leadership program, Spreading Awareness to Youth’s (S.A.Y.), to help promote mental health awareness among teens and to empower more young people to educate one another, raise awareness about mental health and end the stigma against mental illness. This year’s 23′-24′ SAY cohort consisted of nine AAPI identifying high school students from various high schools across Los Angeles County. Read more

Prevention Education Organizes National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

On April 27, 2024 KYCC Prevention Education’s Coalition for Prevention and Awareness in LA (CoPALM), collaborated with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Behavioral Health Services for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day hosted at LAPD Olympic Police Station, where they were able to engage with 18 community members and collect over 28 pounds of expired and unused medication. Read more

Community News

K-Town Beautiful Cleanup

Join KYCC this June as we come together for three K-Town Beautiful Cleanup events! ☀️🏙️ We look forward to working alongside our community as we roll up our sleeves and show our neighborhood streets some love and care 🧡

Kids Summer Camp

There’s still time to register for KYCC’s Kids Summer Camp! Spots for 2nd through 5th graders are still available, so don’t miss out and sign up today for a summer filled with arts & crafts, science, field trips and more! Contact Presilla Kim for more information at pkim@kyccla.org or (213) 534-8138.

MacArthur Park Clean-Ups

Let’s come together and make a positive impact at MacArthur Park! Join us for our MacArthur Park cleanup this Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to help preserve and keep the community clean and a safe space. 💚 Don’t miss out on the fun!

It’s summertime, which means higher temperatures and hotter days are ahead! Be prepared for extreme heat by visiting HeatReadyCA.com for tips to deal with heat and to find a cooling center near you. 

June is

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan – a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The first official Pride parade began the following year on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, with Christopher Street Liberation Day.

Here are a few activities for Pride:

West Hollywood Library Exhibit

Inglewood Pride – June 22

Black & Queer Poetry Slam – June 19

National Corn on the Cob Day – Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Come by Admin on Tuesday, June 11 at 12:30pm and get a sweet corn treat (while supplies last).

Juneteenth

Juneteenth – June 19 (Weekend 6-15 to 6-16)

Here are a few celebrations for the upcoming Juneteenth weekend:

Taste of Inglewood

Santa Monica 32nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

The Long Beach Juneteenth

LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s event is June 21, 2024

Please be advised that Leimert Park annual Juneteenth Celebration is CANCELLED for 2024.

Leimert Park Juneteenth Celebration

Please remember KYCC is providing services on Juneteenth.  If that is an important holiday for you to recognize and you are eligible, please request to use your floating holiday.

Sunglasses Day – June 27

Please email Jasmine (HR) your best selfie in sunglasses on Thursday, June 27.  All sunglass entries will be entered into a raffle. Winner announced on Friday 6-28-24.

The HAJJ

(Islamic) (pronounced Haj) June 26 thru July 1

Hajj, also spelled ḥadjdj or hadj, in Islam, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which every adult Muslim must make at least once in his or her lifetime.

The hajj is the fifth of the fundamental Muslim practices and institutions known as the Five Pillars of Islam. The pilgrimage rite begins on the 7th day of Dhū al-Ḥijjah (the last month of the Islamic year) and ends on the 12th day.

The hajj is incumbent on all Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the pilgrimage, but only if their absence will not place hardships on their family. A person may perform the hajj by proxy, appointing a relative or friend going on the pilgrimage to “stand in” for him or her.

The pattern of pilgrimage rites was established by the Prophet Muhammad, but variations have arisen in it, and the stringent formal itinerary is not strictly adhered to by the mass of pilgrims, who frequently visit the various Meccan sites out of their proper order.

When the pilgrim is about 6 miles (10 km) from Mecca, he or she enters the state of holiness and purity known as ihram and dons the ihram garments; for men they consist of two white seamless sheets that are wrapped around the body, while women may wear sewn clothes. The pilgrims cut neither their hair nor their nails until the pilgrimage rite is over. They enter Mecca and walk seven times around the sacred shrine called the Kaaba, in the Great Mosque, kiss or touch the Black Stone (al-Ḥajar al-Aswad) in the Kaaba, pray twice in the direction of the Maqām Ibrāhīm and the Kaaba, and run seven times between the minor prominences of Mount Ṣafā and Mount Marwah. On the 7th day of Dhū al-Ḥijjah the pilgrims are reminded of their duties. At the second stage of the ritual, which takes place between the 8th and the 12th days of the month, the pilgrim visits the holy places outside Mecca—Jabal al-RaḥmahMuzdalifah, and Minā—and sacrifices an animal in commemoration of Abraham’s sacrifice. Male pilgrims’ heads are then usually shaved, and female pilgrims remove a lock of hair. After the rajm ritual at Minā, in which pilgrims throw seven stones at three walls (formerly pillars, symbolizing the Devil) on three successive days, the pilgrim returns to Mecca to perform the farewell ṭawāf, or circumambulation, of the Kaaba before leaving the city.

About two million persons perform the hajj each year, and the rite serves as a unifying force in Islam by bringing followers of diverse background together in religious celebration. Once a believer has completed the pilgrimage, he or she may add the title ḥājj or ḥajjī (for a male) or ḥājjah (for a female) to his or her name. The pilgrimage, if performed properly, is believed to wipe out previous sins for the sincere believer. Compare ʿumrah.

(Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopedia. “hajj”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 28 Apr. 2023, https://www.britannica.com/topic/hajj. Accessed 18 May 2023.)

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

  • June 5 – Blanca Morales Perez
  • June 5 – Caroline Lee
  • 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
  • July 2 – Gloria Figueroa
  • July 5 – Myung Kee Kim
  • July 7 – Eli Oh
  • July 9 – Presilla Kim
  • July 11 – Hiroko Makiyama
  • July 12 – Jessica Estrada
  • July 12 – Gustavo Avitia
  • July 12 – Ethan Gourlay
  • July 14 – Nicolas Marquez
  • July 14 – Ruby Rodriguez
  • July 15 – Jazmin Santos
  • July 18 – Jose Pantoja
  • July 18 – Tommy Rendon
  • July 19 – Sarah Won
  • July 19 – Lizet Cruz Jimenez
  • July 19 – Gabriela Guerra
  • July 20 – Geraldin Alvara Lugo
  • July 24 – Yongju Lee
  • July 25 – Brandon Gix
  • July 25 – Brenda Cortes
  • July 27 – Esme Lee- Gardner
  • July 28 – Jennifer Baltazar Baltazar
  • July 28 – Lizbeth Perez
  • July 29 – Lia Yeh

Work Anniversaries

  • June 1 – 3 years – Chivas Mays
  • June 4 – 6 years – Hiroko Makiyama
  • June 5 – 1 year – 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 – G Blades
  • June 24 – 22 years – Rick Kim
  • June 26 – 1 year – Moa Kim
  • July 1 – 39 years – Johng Ho Song
  • July 3 – 1 year – Jack Birney
  • July 6 – 3 years – Angelic Perez
  • July 6 – 2 years – Hayong Lee
  • July 6 – 1 year – Silvia Hernandez
  • July 9 – 6 years – Santos Gutierrez
  • July 13 – 4 years – Aimee Newton
  • July 15 – 5 years – Amanda Rodriguez
  • July 19 – 1 year – Melinda Alvarado
  • July 21 – 2 years – Jessica Gonzales
  • July 30 – 23 years – Anabel Torres

Incrementally better

Massive leaps in utility and quality are extraordinary events. 

But that is almost never what improvement looks like.

Instead, the persistent commitment to slightly better on a regular schedule inexorably makes a difference over time.

–          Seth’s Blog