August 2019

August 12, 2019

What’s New

KYCC’s Clinical Services Focuses On Parental Self-Care

In an ongoing effort to support families and to promote self-care among parents, KYCC’s Clinical Services hosted their Summer Self-Care event on June 25, 2019. KYCC Prevention and Aftercare Services (PnA) staff provided free food, childcare and relaxing activities for the entire family to enjoy. Read more…

KYCC, PCC Manos Unidas de Leichty Hosts Community Cleanup

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. Read more…

KYCC Recognizes Responsible Retailer Topper Liquor

On June 28, 2019, Jung and Michelle Lee of Topper Liquor (3061 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA), received a recognition award from Gil Cedillo’s council district office and Koreatown Youth and Community Center as part of KYCC’s Prevention Education’s Responsible Retailer Campaign. Read more…

August is: National Eye Exam Month

But don’t forget that there are plenty of other reasons why it is important to have your eyes and your vision checked regularly, because vision exams:

  • Improve student performance – Are you in school? Do you have children who are in school or in college? If so, getting a vision exam should be one of your school and back-to-school routines.
  • Reduce or prevent headaches – Even if your eyeglass prescription still brings objects into sharp focus, it could still be causing headaches if it is not correcting astigmatism. Again, a vision exam should be a regular routine.
  • Make people better drivers – People who see better and wear the right eyeglasses are better drivers, and more comfortable drivers too. During your vision exam, ask about which kind of lenses would be best for you when you drive – graduated lenses, lenses that correct only for distance vision, or something else.
  • Detect more serious eye conditions while they are still small – An exam can detect problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and detached retinas. As a result, it is often possible to prevent such conditions from becoming more serious.
  • Uncover other health problems and diseases – Although the purpose of a vision exam is not to screen patients for non-vision health problems, general vision and eye exams do sometimes result in the discovery of health problems such as diabetes. So the message is, an eye exam should be part of your overall health routine.

When your eyes are dilated during the exam, the doctor will be checking for the following:

  • Medical/family history
  • Pupil reaction
  • Side/peripheral vision
  • Eye movement, muscle balance and coordination
  • Focusing ability along with potential refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia) will be evaluated
  • Check prescription of eye glasses against new refraction testing
  • Eye pressure
  • Front part of your eye
  • Retina and optic nerve

All of our Health carriers (Kaiser, Health Net, United Healthcare) provide annual eye exams.

Friday, August 16 is National Thrift Shop Day!

Let’s show some love to:

KYCC staff are encouraged to come by the store at lunch time, pick up a (free) sandwich and search for some great bargains inside. From 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Looking forward to seeing you!

Miguel’s Voice

Did you know…

We count on your feedback to set our work priorities.

When your computer is slow, we want to know.

One day during the ongoing migration process, we only heard about slowness from a few Citrix users.

This sent our tech people troubleshooting the wrong system.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and we really value your feedback,

even if it’s a quick all-caps email letting us know your computer is slow.

Now you know.


Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries


  • July 5 – Myung Kee Kim
  • July 9 – Presilla Kim
  • July 11 – Hiroko Makiyama
  • July 11 – Nicole Park
  • July 12 – Jessica Estrada
  • July 15 – Jazmin Garcia
  • July 18 – Tommy Rendon
  • July 18 – Jose Pantoja
  • July 31 – Moon Park
  • August 1 – Alondra Meza
  • August 2 – Jasmin Angeles
  • August 2 – Jason Kim
  • August 5 – Francesca Diaz
  • August 14 – Yuritzia Santiago
  • August 15 – Katherine Kim
  • August 23 – Ligia Pacheco
  • August 24 – Brittany Won
  • August 24 – Jeff Yoo
  • August 30 – Lidia Sebastian

Work Anniversaries

  • July 1 – 34 years – Johng Ho Song
  • July 9 – 1 year – Santos Gutierrez
  • July 16 – 1 year – Erica Aldana
  • July 16 – 1 year – Jeremy Joo
  • July 16 – 1 year – Yuritzia Santiago
  • July 18 – 1 year – Monique Rodriguez
  • July 26 – 1 year – Marilyn Ufrazio
  • July 30 – 18 years – Anabel Torres
  • August 1 – 1 year – Olivia Lee
  • August 5 – 17 years – Jessica Estrada
  • August 6 – 1 year – Bitna Lee
  • August 6 – 1 year – Leticia Cabrera
  • August 7 – 2 years – Jihyeon “Nicole” Choe
  • August 13 – 1 year – Eric Chung
  • August 22 – 3 years – Moon Park
  • August 22 – 3 years – Bryan Zaragoza Hurtado
  • August 24 – 1 year – Blanca Morales
  • August 27 – 1 year – Juan Vargas

Open Positions

Have some talented and driven friends? Let them know about our open positions.

  • Kids Town – Bilingual Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Kids Town – Bilingual Preschool Head Teacher
  • Youth Services – Bilingual Academic Instructor

People don’t change (Unless they want to)

Humans are unique in their ability to willingly change. We can change our attitude, our appearance and our skillset.

But only when we want to.

The hard part, then, isn’t the changing it.

It’s the wanting it.

-Seth’s Blog

1 Comment

  • Reply Gabby Maestas August 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    So excited to have an excuse to shop Vintage Soul for National Thrift Shop Day! :)

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