August 2022

August 4, 2022

KYCC’s Clinical Services Hosts Parent Self Care Yoga Event

On June 9, KYCC Clinical Services’ API-PFF and API-PNA collaborated with Yoga Angels International Foundation to host a Parent Self Care event for mothers. Parents were gifted yoga mats, water bottles, and an acai bowl at the end of the session. There were 8 mothers at the event, and 4 babies in the next room who received childcare! Read more

LABC’s 16th Annual Sustainability Summit

The Los Angeles Business Council’s 16th Annual Sustainability Summit is hosted in partnership with USC President Dr. Carol Folt, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Register now!

The sustainability summit will tackle pressing issues, including:

• Regional Momentum Toward a Clean Energy Future
• Revitalizing Our Buildings with Carbon-Free Power
• Outlook and Opportunities on Water Resources and Drought
• Achieving a New All-Electric Transportation Sector
• Building a Successful Western Transmission Grid

August is:

Eye Exam Month

EYE MYTHS


HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL EYE EXAM MONTH

1.   Take the exam

An eye exam usually takes about 20-30 minutes.

2.   Encourage others to do the same

Urge your loved ones to get their eyes checked to ensure their healthy vision, too.  If you are a parent, getting your kid’s eyes examined can help them in school.

3.   Make sure you have the right prescription

Your eyes change over time. Adjusting your prescription may be necessary to reduce eyestrain, optimize performance, and make your vision as clear as can be.

Most KYCC staff have Kaiser Permanente as their health insurance carrier.  Kaiser offers free vision screenings/eye examinations to you as a member and no referral from your primary care provider is required.  Here is the link to set up an appointment.

Eye Exam Word Search

1. Blurry               2. Contact           3. Dilated             4. Exam                5. Eye                    6. Eyes

7. Glasses            8. Lashes             9. Lenses             10. Optometrist                11. Pupils             12. Squint

Find all 12 words and send your puzzle to Jasmine (HR Asst) to enter a raffle for a gift card. 

Good luck!

National Trail Mix Day

On Wednesday August 31, all sites will have Trail mix.  Happy Trail Mix Day!!!!

DEI Corner: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 

August 9th is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples! This was pronounced by the United Nations in December 1994 to commemorate the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982.

Here are some resources that you can check out to help celebrate Indigenous People this August:

Mapping Indigenous LA: 

Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles aims to uncover and highlight the multiple layers of indigenous Los Angeles through a storymapping project with youth, community leaders, and elders from indigenous communities throughout the city. The website resulting from this collaborative research makes visible the rich Indigenous identities and histories that are often hidden within other racial formations yet deeply embedded in the history of Los Angeles.

Website: https://mila.ss.ucla.edu/636-2/ 

Cultural Survival’s List of 12 Things You Can Do on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples:

On August 9, 2021, Cultural Survival shared a list of different resources and ways to celebrate and uplift Indigenous Peoples on this special day. While many of the items on the list apply to last year specifically, the list does include important resources and ideas. 

Website: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/12-things-you-can-do-international-day-worlds-indigenous-peoples 

Active Sustainability’s Infographic and Research on Indigenous Populations

Verse yourself in some important data and research about Indigenous People’s by checking out the below infographic and link associated with it.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays

  • August 3 – Sabin Kim
  • August 4 – Luis Huerta
  • August 7 – Aimee Newton
  • August 15 – Ha Yeon Kim
  • August 15 – Katherine Kim
  • August 16 – Desiy Gutierrez
  • August 16 – Shania Betton
  • August 21 – Ricardo Brown
  • August 24 – Amanda Rodriguez
  • August 27 – Kimberly Lucas
  • August 30 – Lidia Sebastian
  • August 31 – Anthony Robert
  • September 3 – Grace Park
  • September 6 – Greg Peralta
  • September 6 – Natalia Magana
  • September 8 – Preston Bryant
  • September 8 – Sandra Poblano
  • September 10 – Christopher Caro
  • September 11 – Christian Morales
  • September 11 – Bryan Zaragoza
  • September 11 – Christine Nguyen
  • September 15 – Nayon Kang
  • September 15 – Porfirio Marin
  • September 16 – Karen Salas
  • September 18 – Jerry Levinson
  • September 18 – Hannah Joo
  • September 23 – Francesca LeRue
  • September 23 – Jennifer Barrios
  • September 23 – Leila Mzali
  • September 25 – Hayoung Lee
  • September 25 – Mikaella Ahn

Work Anniversaries

  • August 3 – 2 years – Andrea Marquez
  • August 3 – 2 years – Jonathan Diaz
  • August 5 – 20 years – Jessica Estrada
  • August 6 – 4 years – Bitna Lee
  • August 6 – 2 years – Christine Nguyen
  • August 6 – 1 year – Joseph Rodriguez
  • August 10 – 2 years – Francesca LeRue
  • August 13 – 1 year – Ernesto Navarro
  • August 13 – 1 year – Charisee Williams
  • August 16 – 1 year – Jerry Levinson
  • August 16 – 1 year – Karen Salas
  • August 16 – 1 year – Sylvia Giron
  • August 20 – 1 year – Luis Huerta
  • August 20 – 1 year – Jose Olazabal
  • August 20 – 1 year – Ronald Malone
  • August 22 – 6 years – Bryan Zaragoza
  • August 27 – 1 year – Krystle Yu
  • August 27 – 1 year – Miles Kim Parr
  • August 30 – 1 year – Preston Bryant
  • September 1 – 7 years – Andy Kim
  • September 3 – 3 years – Kimberly Lucas
  • September 8 – 2 years – Kathleen Hobkirk
  • September 8 – 8 years – Nedette Cuerno
  • September 13 – 6 years – Jovan Rodriguez
  • September 17 – 4 years – Ana Carlin
  • September 19 – 6 years – Albert Rodriguez
  • September 25 – 5 years – Valerie Mireles
  • September 28 – 33 years – Seung Yoon
  • September 28 – 1 year – Leila Mzali

Did you know…

…you have the power to improve your work site?

If you see something that needs fixing or replacing, you can let Miguel and Porfirio know.

We use The List to track and prioritize our work (it’s also on the wiki).

When you open it, select the tab for your location, add your request to the bottom, and leave the rest to us!

Now you know!

Dependable

This is a distinct skill.

Something can be dependable without being extraordinary, rare or even reasonably priced.

It’s also one of the easiest skills to acquire, and often quite valuable if you stick with it.

While sticking with being dependable is sort of redundant, it’s also essential.