March 2020

March 18, 2020


What has become apparent in the days of the COVID-19 quarantine is that our community needs us the most at this moment. KYCC is keeping our programs and operations OPEN and running—as best we can—until we are asked to shut down.

We are receiving many, many positive comments from the community, thanking us for continuing to provide services to those who need it the most.

We are keeping a daily update of our Programs and Services, as well as a COVID-19 Community Resources page on our website. (Thank you, HaRi for reformatting. G just sent a new link for DMV- and parking-related issues.)

PLEASE email Katherine and Olivia with changes/updates to your program, so we can keep our clients informed with accurate, up-to-date information.

G is sending regular communications to our staff via e-mail. PLEASE READ THEM. The lastest email has information on social distancing, tips on how to handle anxiety and our most up-to-date KYCC Covid-19 Policy. It includes: KYCC Procedures and Policies; What to do when you’re not at work; What to do when you feel sick; What KYCC is doing at each site for disinfection; Volunteer Policies.

Lastly, please stay safe and healthy during these extraordinary times. And thank you for helping KYCC uphold our mission to serve those in our community with the greatest needs.

PLEASE READ: A Message from Our Director

Dear Friends and Supporters of KYCC,

We hope this email finds you healthy and well. During these unprecedented and uncertain times, KYCC remains dedicated to providing programs and services to our community as best we can. Many of our programs will remain OPEN.

Following the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines for schools, we are employing strict infection control procedures to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. Read more…


Johng Ho Song
KYCC Executive Director

What’s New

Annual Report 2019

Please take a look at our new Annual Report! It was designed by Katie McCabe, who was the Design Director at Studio Number One when we worked on #KYCCCANHELP, our trilingual mental health awareness campaign.

Stop by KOA and pick up print copies to snail mail to your supporters and to display at your KYCC location!

Johng Ho Song Honored in Transcendients Art Exhibition at JANM

KYCC’s Executive Director Johng Ho Song was featured in the Transcendients: Heroes at Borders, a contemporary art exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum by celebrated multimedia artist Taiji Terasaki. Our agency has thrived under his leadership and his multicultural vision for our programs and services, and we are so proud to see his three decades of service honored and captured so beautifully by artist Taiji Terasaki. Read more…

Clinical Services Launches Mental Health Youth Leadership Program

KYCC’s Clinical Services launched its first-ever Mental Health Youth Leadership program this year to help promote mental health awareness among teens and to empower more young people to educate one another, and to create a culture of peer support within their schools. Read more…

KYCC is Taking Tobacco to Task

As of Feb. 1, 2020, many flavored e-liquid pods, including Juul and Juul-compatible products, can no longer be sold legally in the U.S., while the Federal Minimum Age to purchase tobacco products was raised from 18 to 21 at the end of 2019. Read more…

Kids Town Celebrates Lunar New Year

KYCC’s trilingual preschool, Kids Town, celebrated Lunar New Year with a special celebration on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. For this event, Kids Town staff launched a concerted effort to engage grandparents on an ongoing basis to strengthen connections and relationships between generations and within the family, as part of our expanding intergenerational initiatives. Read more…

March is Nutrition Month

In honor of the month, complete the puzzle below and submit the completed puzzle to Moon. The puzzles with correct answers will be entered into a raffle.

Remember to eat a healthy balanced diet.  

March is Social Worker Month

World Social Worker day is March 19. This year’s theme is “Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships.”

You may ask, “What does a Social Worker do?”

Child and family social workers protect vulnerable children and support families in need of assistance. They help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives.

Clinical social workers also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.

Please let our Clinical staff know how much we appreciate the work they do. (Drop them an email!)

March 14 is Butterfly Day

In honor of Butterfly Day, we have a poem submission from Upasana Pandey (Accounting Specialist).

February Bake-Off Recap

In case you missed it, check out a few photos from our Valentine’s Day Bake-Off!

First Place Winners:
Armenian Baklava – Clarissa Boyajian + Mama Boyajian

KYCC (cake) – Yancy Mauricio

People’s Choice Award:
Lemon Cheese Pie – G Blades

Special shout-outs to:

ES staff who volunteered their space
The judges (Albert, Marcella, and Ana)
Everyone who helped out and led the activities

Also, those who participated in the interactive bar chart activity showed that most people identified brownies as their favorite baked goods. Yum!

Miguel’s Voice

Did you know…

Disconnecting from Terminal Services doesn’t disconnect you?

If you only disconnect, your “session” continues without you. This slows down the server and prevents the installation of helpful updates.

When shutting down your computer for the day, please sign out instead. Then shut down your computer.

You can find the “Sign out” option by clicking the start button and then clicking the user icon (looks kind of like a portrait of a snowman).

For a healthy work-life balance, we want you to disconnect from work when you leave. For a healthy digital experience, please sign out.

Now you know.


Birthdays and KYCC Anniversaries


  • February 5 – Ana Carlin
  • February 6 – Kyungseop Kim
  • February 7 – Melanie Villasenor
  • February 18 – Seung On Yoon
  • February 18 – Oscar Vasquez
  • February 19 – Mi Joung Park
  • February 27 – Julia Uribe
  • February 28 – Peaches Chung
  • March 4 – Monique Rodriguez
  • March 5 – Julio Barahona
  • March 7 – Manal Antabli
  • March 8 – Rudy Fortiz
  • March 9 – Sungbok Lee
  • March 17 – Hilcia Guerra
  • March 18 – Louis Pineda
  • March 23 – Carolyn Kwak
  • March 26 – Haidee Gutierrez-Diaz
  • March 29 – Edward Hong

Work Anniversaries

  • February 1 – 2 years – Steve Kang
  • February 6 – 1 year – Porfirio Marin
  • February 12 – 1 year – Hilcia Guerra
  • February 12 – 1 year – Isaac Hong
  • February 25 – 1 year – Kathleen Hong
  • February 25 – 1 year – Jermaine Combs
  • March 4 – Sarah Lee
  • March 11 – 1 year – Josh Kwon Lee
  • March 11 – 1 year – Katie Melara
  • March 15 – 4 years – Jenny Park
  • March 20 – 17 years – Lisa Kim
  • March 26 – 2 years – Arthur Cho
  • March 27 – 3 years – Deisy Gutierrez

Open Positions

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

  • Clinical – Counselor II (Bilingual Korean)
  • ES – Environmental Services Specialist I
  • YS – Youth Services Instructor
  • YS – Youth Services Supervisor

The ones who disagree with you

It might be because they are uninformed.

It might be because they are misguided in what they seek.

It might be because they’re short-sighted.

It might be that they are controlled by demons.

It might be that they are demonstrably wrong.

Or it could simply be that they disagree with you.

-Seth’s Blog

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