Community Health Promoters
The Community Health Promoters (CHP) is a group of Korean American senior citizens at KRC who advocate on health and immigration-related issues that directly impact them, their peers, and their community. Throughout the years, CHP has identified key principles critical to ensuring that all Californians have access to linguistically appropriate and culturally competent services in public health programs. They have participated in legislative visits in Sacramento, petition drives to make Orange County a welcoming place for all immigrants regardless of status, and voter registration drives in Los Angeles. CHP has been a leader in the fight for affordable senior housing units, resulting in the construction of two new low-income senior apartments in Koreatown Los Angeles.
CHP is organized by our organizer Myung Shim Lee
Youth Organizing and Leadership Programs
KRC believes that the strength of our organization comes from the involvement and leadership of our community members, particularly young people. KRC boasts several robust youth programs that seek to develop progressive Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) young people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties through social justice and political education, discussion about AAPI history and identity, service, and fieldwork.
- Leaders of the New School gathers youth leaders and trains them to become efficient and effective campaign managers. The program is an eight week long program that connects youth students to various community organizations and civic engagement coordinators in order to develop upon and expand their understanding and skills in navigating local political spaces.
- FOREground (Future Organizers Rooted in Empowerment) is a year-round social justice program for college-aged youth in Orange County that seeks to educate youth about identity, power, and privilege as they develop their own campaigns and execute field programs.
- The Youth Power Academy is a quarterly program targeted at high school students in the greater Los Angeles area that combines education, identity, and community service to develop progressive youth.
- Youth Advocacy Alliance is a high school youth program in Orange County where students learn about social justice, conduct field work, create art projects, and go on field trips to interact with the community.