May 2022

May 13, 2022

KYCC Partners with USC Volunteers to Remove Graffiti

On April 15th, 2022, nine USC student volunteers from USC’s Volunteer Center joined KYCC‘s Environmental Services to remove graffiti in the Pico Union area. USC volunteers worked with KYCC crews to respond to graffiti removal requests in the neighborhood including removing graffiti in residential areas, alleyways, and businesses across five blocks within the area. Read more

KYCC Hosts 15th Annual FORE Children and Families Golf Classic

On April 21, KYCC hosted its 15th Annual FORE Children and Families Golf Classic at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, CA. Proceeds from the FORE Children and Families Golf Classic are used to support KYCC’s services including mental health services, affordable housing, early childhood education, after-school programs, youth development, environmental services, and financial education. Read more

KYCC Celebrates Arbor Day with a Tree Planting Event & Resource Fair

As Spring has come into full bloom, KYCC Environmental Services along with City Plants LA, partnered together to celebrate Arbor Day to help increase urban canopy and beautification in Los Angeles. The Arbor Day Tree Planting Event takes place every year in April, leading up to Earth Day, and is a national holiday created to recognize the importance of trees and climate action. Read more

Koreatown News


Join KYCC as we participate in Give in May to raise awareness and fundraise for AAPI nonprofits across the country. Share KYCC’s fundraiser with your family and friends, or start your own fundraiser in support of KYCC. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by the end of this month!

2022 California Primary Election

Election Day is coming up! All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election. The last day to register to vote for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election is May 23, 2022. Your primary Election ballot will include candidates for Mayor, City Council, U.S. Senate, Secretary of State, & more! Learn more at https://registertovote.ca.gov/.

Free Senior Meal Program

Eligibility Requirements for The Senior Emergency Meal Program are for residents of Los Angeles who are 60+. To sign up please call Senior Emergency Meal Hotline:  213-202-5669. Once clients sign up, they will be added to the program the following week! 7 meals in one box (some breakfast/lunch) will be delivered once per week. For New clients, 14 meals will be distributed 2x per week. A robo call will be made to each client the day before delivery!

The Homelessness Crisis: A Monster of Our Own Making

To understand the full scope of the homelessness issue, please read Heidi Marston’s post on Medium about why she’s resigning as Executive Director of Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). 

Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries

Birthdays

  • May 2 – Albert Rodriguez
  • May 5 – Eric Ji
  • May 6 – Lisa Kim
  • May 7 – Nefatari Thomas
  • May 9 – Santos Gutierrez
  • May 16 – Viridiana Delgado
  • May 22 – Jovan Rodriguez
  • May 22 – Marcella Lively
  • May 27 – Javier Osorio
  • May 28 – Joseph Rodriguez
  • May 31 – Barbara Fleeman
  • June 1 – Elly Kim
  • June 6 – Joseph St. John
  • June 6 – Nedette Cuerno
  • June 11 – Soo Lee
  • June 17 – Erica Suh
  • June 17 – Anabel Fierros
  • June 18 – Aaron Kim
  • June 22 – Ki Tae Rick Kim
  • June 22 – Yun Pak
  • June 27 – Evan Phoenix

Work Anniversaries

  • May 6 – 20 years – Jose Pantoja
  • May 12 – 5 years – Eric Ji
  • May 21 – 4 years – Presilla Kim
  • May 15 – 3 years – Haidee Gutierrez-Diaz
  • May 20 – 3 years – Karin Wolfe
  • May 17 – 1 year – Lia Yeh
  • May 17 – 4 years – Jorge Sanchez
  • June 24 – 20 years – Rick Kim
  • June 16 – 8 years – Gennesis Jerez
  • June 20 – 6 years – Glesteree Blades
  • June 16 – 5 years – Elly Kim
  • June 4 – 4 years – Hiroko Makiyama
  • June 10 – 3 years – Julia Uribe
  • June 10 – 3 years – Sandra Aparicio
  • June 19 – 3 years – Carolyn Kwak
  • June 1 – 1 year – Barbara Fleeman
  • June 1 – 1 year – Chivas Mays
  • June 1 – 1 year – Shania Betton
  • June 1 – 1 year – Christina Velasquez
  • June 14 – 1 year – Natalia Magana
  • June 14 – 1 year – Jennifer Barrios
  • June 18 – 1 year – Alejandra Valdez
  • June 28 – 1 year – Eui Son Cho
  • June 11 – 3 years – Eun Jun Lee
  • June 26 – 4 years – Ronald Aquino
  • June 29 – 1 year – Anthony Robert

Did you know?


Just by being KYCC staff, you are eligible for an 18% employee discount on Verizon Wireless service!

First, there’s a 15% staff discount plus 3% more if you are enrolled in paperless billing.

But wait, there’s more! KYCC staff can get 25% off selected accessories.

Here goes the link https://www.verizon.com/discounts/ so you can start enjoying the Verizon Wireless discount.

When you are on the Verizon Wireless Discount website, you’ll need to click on the tab that pertains to your current account (existing, new or renew).

If you need additional help and getting the Verizon discount, you can contact NPP customer service at 800-810-3909 to start saving today!

Now you know.


Cooperative enthusiasm

When someone shares a new idea, or makes a pitch, or describes a dream, what would happen if you were enthusiastic?

Perhaps positive thinking is contagious.

Perhaps egging on the other person will help them explore the edges.

And perhaps it will help them overcome their fear and share the very best version of what they have in mind.

You can always say ‘no’ later.

In this moment, your confidence and enthusiasm exist to make the idea better. No harm in that. For either of you.

–          Seth’s Blog