Harris at California DREAM Act Rally: This is About Love of Country

IRVINE - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, rallied in support of the DREAM Act at the University of California, Irvine. At the rally with students, clergy and business leaders, Harris discussed her efforts to protect Dreamers, highlighted the Administration’s unwillingness to extend the DACA renewal deadline, and encouraged Congress to pass the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Harris, would ensure a path to citizenship for children brought to the United States by their parents.

Release: Budget Agreement Reached to Fully Restore Medi-Cal Adult Dental Benefits

CPEHN applauds the agreement announced late last night to fully restore adult dental benefits in the Medi-Cal program. Since 2009, Medi-Cal beneficiaries have gone without critical services, including partial dentures, root canals on back teeth and molars, and gum treatments. This has led to tooth decay, unnecessary extractions, job loss, and decreased quality of life for vulnerable seniors and low-income Californians.

Know Your Rights Mobile App Launch

LOS ANGELES, CA - As tensions are high in immigrant communities due to fear of deportation and family separation NAKASEC and KRC are launching a Know Your Rights mobile app for Android, and later iOS, with the help of volunteers from a high tech company. The app was specifically created for community members who are in crisis or have been approached by police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with border communities and various language speakers in mind. The Know Your Rights app is now available for download for Android on Google Play.

Multiethnic groups unite for the 1992 riots' 25th anniversary

LOS ANGELES--Minorities should work together to uplift the most vulnerable of their number--African Americans--according to some speakers at a multiethnic event on Saturday that marked the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Words like "revolution" occasionally punctuated the air as community organizers took aim against conservative societal forces, which activists said had propagated racism and capitalism. Racism and capitalism were the causes of the 1992 civil unrest, some speakers said.

National Voter Registration Day Highlights Young Voters

Los Angeles, CA – On September 27th, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, alongside the Korean Resource Center (KRC), LA Youth Vote and Next Gen Climate held a kick-off press conference at John Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley as part National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register hundreds of thousands of voters across Southern California. Embraced by a host of celebrities, bipartisan elected officials and organizations, NVRD leverages the collective impact of thousands of community partners, including hundreds of our youth leaders across Southern California.

KRC's LA Office Moves Back to Crenshaw

Los Angeles, CA - The Korean Resource Center is moving its Los Angeles offices back to the first floor of the Durae Crenshaw Apartment, built as the result of a 10-year project to increase low-income senior housing in Koreatown. KRC will close for the office move from Thursday, May 26th to Tuesday, May 31st, and will resume operations on Wednesday, June 1st. Levine Management will notify all residents at the Durae Apartments of their respective move in dates.

Photo Exhibit "Faces of DACA+ and DAPA"

Photo exhibit and stories runs in various US cities to highlight human impact of not having immigration reform or administrative relief

Los Angeles, CA – Today at the Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda, the Korean Resource Center, part of the California Table for Immigration Reform, one of the largest and oldest coalitions in California in support of policy reforms on immigration law, and a project of CHIRLA, along with immigrant families launched a national education effort called “The Faces of DAPA and DACA+”.

New Los Angeles and Orange County Directors

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Joon Young Bang will be joining our organization as the Los Angeles Director. Prior to joining KRC, Joon was the Associate Director of The UCLA Foundation and Manager of Programs and Operations at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Isabel Kang joined our leadership team as the OC Director in November 2015 and comes with over 20 years of experience advocating for the rights of domestic violence survivors.  We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Jenny Seon, who stepped up to play a critical role as our interim Executive Director since May 2015. Jenny will be transitioning to focus her work as KRC’s Immigrant Rights Project Director.  

Student Cultural Groups Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Bang

Los Angeles, CA - In celebration of Lunar New Year, traditional Korean drumming groups of UCLA, UCI, and USC come together for Ji Shin Balp Ki around Koreatown, visiting local businesses, stopping to perform at major locations, and spreading good luck around the city on Saturday, February 13th.  The festival will start at 10:00am at the Korean Pavilion Garden on Olympic Blvd and Irolo St. It will then travel east on Olympic toward Vermont, then turn around to head west toward Western. From there, it will continue north up Western. There are planned performance stops at the Koreatown Galleria (3250 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006) and the Wilshire/Western Metro station. It will conclude at Han Kook Supermarket (124 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004)