April 11, 1993 |
After two weeks of learning about trees, second-graders at Wilton Place Elementary School put their knowledge to use last week, helping plant 10 jacaranda trees in their school's front lawn. The event was the first in the Korean Youth and Community Center's Koreatown Greening Program. "It's good to see more trees around here," said Alex Cordova, 7. The students needed little encouragement as they dug their hands into the soil to break up large chunks and mix in peat moss and compost.
August 7, 1994 |
The Korean Youth and Community Center is sponsoring a water conservation campaign that allows area residents to trade in their toilets for models that use less water. No fees, taxes or extra charges are attached to the trade-in offer, which allows residents to save money and conserve water. The toilets offered at the center use only about 1 1/2 gallons of water per flush, as opposed to conventional models that use three to five gallons.
October 31, 1993 |
Crime, jobs and education are the top concerns of residents, regardless of ethnicity, in Koreatown, Mid-Wilshire, Westlake and east Hollywood, a coalition of groups and service providers said at a recent community conference. The Coalition of Neighborhood Developers, a multiethnic alliance of more than 50 organizations representing 10 low-income neighborhoods, will come up with a community planning document and organize efforts to address shared problems, coalition members said.
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September 28, 1995
Community members and business owners have joined together to kick off the second year of the Wilshire Enhancement Improvement Program, planting trees in the Wilshire Center/Koreatown neighborhood. The improvement program, a project of the Wilshire Chamber of Commerce, has been responsible for planting about 300 trees in the area. During the next year, youngsters from the Korean Youth and Community Center will do the bulk of the planting, said Gary Russell, executive director of the program.
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May 1, 1993
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, synonymous with advocacy for African-Americans, embraced the diversity of Los Angeles this week when it honored Bong Hwan Kim, a young Korean-American leader, and Edward James Olmos, the Latino actor and community activist. Before--and after--the riots Kim co-chaired the Black Korean Alliance, which worked to repair tense relations between Koreans and African-Americans.
July 25, 1993
Starting next month, the Korean Youth and Community Center will offer a job-training program targeting victims of last year's riots and the long-term unemployed through a federal grant called the Community Project for Restoration. KYCC and El Centro del Pueblo, an Echo Park-based organization, will each have 14 job-training slots available for residents of Koreatown, Pico-Union and Hollywood, said Jennifer Chun, KYCC's project manager.