September 2019

September 11, 2019

What’s New

KYCC Launches Outpatient Recovery Services

On August 14, 2019, KYCC had the Grand Opening of their newest program Recovery Services. KYCC’s Recovery Services is the first state-certified outpatient substance use disorder clinic in Koreatown and will provide culturally and linguistically competent outpatient treatment for people facing drug and alcohol problems. Read more…

KYCC Raises $450,000 for 18th Annual Benefit Concert

On Fri., August 2, KYCC presented its 18th Annual Benefit Concert at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, raising over $450,000 for the agency’s programs and services. Read more…

KYCC’s Youth Services Hosts Summer Day Camp Graduation Ceremony

KYCC’s Youth Services celebrated the close of their 8-week Summer Day Camp program with a graduation ceremony on Thursday, August 8, 2019. The graduation ceremony included a slideshow of photos, artwork displays, student performances and refreshments. Read more…

KYCC Youth Get ‘Styled For School’ with Baby2Baby

On July 29, 2019, Baby2Baby partnered with Paul Mitchell and actress Michelle Monaghan to get students ‘styled for school’ with fresh new hair cuts, backpacks, school supplies, kid-friendly hair care products and hygiene products all for free.  Read more…

September is: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Here are 12 LatinX Influencers:

  • Dr. Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman astronaut to go into space.
  • Mario Molina won a Nobel Prize for his crucial work in understanding how the ozone layer is formed and depleted.
  • Roberto Clemente was not only a famous baseball player, he was a humanitarian who organized charity drives and donated his time and money.
  • Octaviano Larrazolo was the first Hispanic U.S. Senator.
  • Joseph Marion Hernández was the first Hispanic Member of U.S. Congress in 1822.
  • In 1990, Oscar Hijuelos was the first Hispanic writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love”.
  • Romualdo Pacheco was the first Hispanic U.S. Representative, elected in 1876.
  • José Ferrer was the first Hispanic to win an Oscar for Best Oscar in 1950 for the film Cyrano de Bergerac.
  • Carlos Juan Finlay solved the mystery of what caused yellow fever in 1881.
  • Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca, New Mexico’s second governor, was the first ever elected Latino governor in the United States.
  • Tom Fears was the first Hispanic Football Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Carlos Santana was the first Hispanic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1998.

KYCC will be celebrating “Hispanic Heritage Month” – date, time, and activity to be determined.

Monday, September 16, 2019 is Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day History:

This day celebrates Mexico’s Independence from Spain. Like the U.S. Independence Day, this day is celebrated in Mexico with parades, fiestas, fireworks, and picnics.

In 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo of Dolores, Mexico was planning a revolt to free the country from Spanish rule. On September 15, 1810 at 11:00 pm, Father Hidalgo rang his church bell to call his parishioners, and rally them to fight off Spanish rule. He then made a speech to his congregation, and the fight for freedom began.  Mexican people mark this very special holiday, by repeating the ringing of the bells at 11:00 pm on the 15th. It is followed by a day of celebrations on the 16th.

Have a happy Mexican Independence Day!

Friday, September 20, 2019 is National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Yes, you guessed it…Pepperoni Pizza for ALL!!!

Miguel’s Voice

Did you know…

When we moved our email to the new platform, we installed some new anti-spam and safety filters.

Some emails that you used to get in your inbox may be redirected to your “Junk Email” folder.

If you find something in there that you’d like to keep receiving, right-click the email and label it as not junk.

We want you to have fast and reliable technology. This isn’t as easy as it sounds but we’re investing a lot into making it happen.

As we sort things out we appreciate your patience and feedback.

We count on your feedback to set our work priorities.

Now you know.


Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries


  • August 2 – Jasmin Angeles
  • August 5 – Francesca Diaz
  • August 14 – Yuri Santiago
  • August 15 – Katherine Kim
  • August 23 – Ligia Pacheco
  • August 24 – Brittany Won
  • August 24 – Jeff Yoo
  • August 30 – Lidia Sebastian
  • September 3 – Grace Park
  • September 6 – Charvel Valenzuela
  • September 8 – Sandra Poblano
  • September 11 – Bryan Zaragoza
  • September 14 – Soon Shin Kim
  • September 15 – Porfirio Marin
  • September 15 – Nayon Kang
  • September 17 – Heather Jun
  • September 29 – Rumee Chung

Work Anniversaries

  • 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 – 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
  • September 1 – 4 years – Myung Kee Kim
  • September 8 – 5 years – Nedette Cuerno
  • September 11 – 1 year – Elizabeth Kang
  • September 13 – 3 years – Jovan Rodriguez
  • September 17 – 1 year – Ana Carlin
  • September 17 – 1 year – Edward Hong
  • September 18 – 2 years – Clarissa Boyajian
  • September 19 – 3 years – Ligia Pacheco
  • September 19 – 3 years – Albert Rodriguez
  • September 25 – 2 years – Valerie Mireles
  • September 28 – 30 years – Seung On Yoon

Open Positions

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

  • CED – Economic Development Specialist (Bilingual Korean)
  • Clinical – API PFF Program Coordinator
  • Clinical – Counselor II (Bilingual Korean)
  • Clinical – Counselor III (Bilingual Korean)
  • ES – Urban Forestry Lead
  • Kids Town – Preschool Assistant Teacher (Bilingual Korean)
  • PE – Prevention Education Coordinator

Confusing an “outcome” with effort, preparation and performance

How was the session?

It was great.

How do you know?

They left happy.

Happy is an outcome but that’s selling your potential short.

If you bowled a strike, it doesn’t mean you had perfect form.

It might simply have been a positive variance. Next time, it could be a gutter ball.

In order to improve our performance, we need to model our preparation, our effort and our form against a standard, not base it on the outcome.

Because outcomes aren’t always guaranteed by our work.

Just because you won doesn’t mean you did a good job (and vice versa).

-Seth’s Blog

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