KYCC Hosts Annual Koreatown Community Cleanup
On September 21, 2019 KYCC held its Fifth Annual Koreatown Community Cleanup, in conjunction with World Coastal Cleanup Day, to beautify the streets of Koreatown. Over 400 volunteers—community members, KYCC program participants and staff, and youth—assembled at LA First Church of the Nazarene in Koreatown. Read more…
October is: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Here are a few facts about BCAM:
- In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Yes, men get breast cancer too. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
- The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being female and aging.
- About 95% of all breast cancers in the US occur in women 40 and older.
- Getting a mammogram can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by 30 to 40% among women ages 40 to 70.
- Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness, and new treatment options.
- Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
- In the U.S. today, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors — the largest group of all cancer survivors.
Do self-exams, get a mammogram (if it is recommended) and encourage our mothers, aunts, sisters and friends to do it too.
To learn how to do a self-examination, please visit here.
October is also: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Wednesday, October 16 is Boss’s Day
Do something nice for your boss!
Check out some of our awesome staff enjoying National Pepperoni Pizza Day last month!!
Did you know…
If you see something that needs to be fixed or replaced at your site you can request it?
KYCC’s Maintenance Request list is on the KYCC Wiki under the Facility & Tech section.
When you make the request, you can give it a priority from one to three:
One being the most urgent, two will be put into our regular workflow, and three will be fixed when time and budget allow.
Porfirio and I will make sure to go through the list and take care of the items.
If the item needs immediate attention, send an email to both Joe and Miguel.
Now you know.
Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries
- 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 21 – Jenny Bong
- October 1 – Gina Ahn
- October 1 – Erica Aldana
- October 1 – Gabrielle Maestas
- October 9 – ChinYoung Farrey
- October 14 – Hanna Kim
- October 15 – Jermaine Combs
- October 25 – Olivia Lee
- October 29 – Katie Melara
- 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
- October 1 – 4 years – HaRi Kim
- October 3 – 3 years – Evelyn Balderas
- October 3 – 3 years – Rudy Fortiz
- October 4 – 15 years – Ernie Yoshikawa
- October 8 – 1 year – Jun Hwang
- October 14 – 15 years – Tommy Rendon
- October 17 – 14 years – Luz Favela
- October 18 – 13 years – Audrey Casillas
- October 23 – 2 years – Nicole Park
- October 29 – 12 years – Nayon Kang
- October 31 – 7 years – Katherine Kim
Have some talented and driven friends? Let them know about our open positions.
- Admin – Accounting Specialist
- CED – Economic Development Specialist (Bilingual Korean)
- Clinical – API PFF Program Coordinator
- Clinical – Counselor III (Bilingual Korean)
- ES – Beautification Outreach Specialist (Bilingual Korean)
- Kids Town – Preschool Assistant Teacher
- PE – Prevention Specialist (Community Engagement Coordinator)
A useful definition of art
Art is a human activity. It is the creation of something new, something that might not work, something that causes a viewer to be influenced.
Art uses context and culture to send a message. Instead of only a contribution of beauty or craft, art adds intent. The artist works to create something generous, something that will change us.
Art isn’t painting or canvas or prettiness. Art is work that matters.
It’s entirely possible that you’re an artist.
Everyone can be, if we choose.