February 19, 1995
Since its beginning as an outreach project for troubled Korean American teen-agers in February, 1974, the Korean Youth and Community Center has undergone as many changes as the culturally diverse neighborhood it serves. The center, which is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary Friday, is now the largest Korean American social service organization in the country.
May 29, 1994
A free workshop designed to help Asian Americans cope with stress in the workplace will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Korean Youth and Community Center, 680 S. Wilton Place. The workshop will be conducted in English and Korean, with simultaneous translation provided through headsets. A panel of experts will discuss workplace stress as it relates to Asian Americans and the effects of stress from the 1992 riots and the Jan. 17 Northridge earthquake.
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.
November 7, 1993 |
The Korean Youth and Community Center has received a $50,000 grant from Southern California Edison to develop a recycling business that will provide training and jobs for youths. The grant, to be disbursed over two years, is from Edison's $1.5-million Community Renewal Fund, which was established last year. The center's project was selected from among 150 proposals, said Wes Tanaka, Edison's regional public affairs manager.
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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.