The Korean Resource Center (KRC) has a rich history of serving the community and developing the leadership of the most impacted community members to be agents of change in order to move our community forward. KRC was founded in 1983 to empower low-income immigrants, Korean Americans and people of color communities in Southern California. Using a holistic approach, KRC strives to empower our community by combining education, social services, and culture with effective community advocacy and organizing. KRC is guided by four principles: Live Rightly, Know Our Roots, Empower Ourselves, and Live in Harmony. KRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Durae House: A Hard Fought Victory, 10 Years In The Making
The opening of the two new affordable senior housing buildings represents a hard fought victory resulting from over a decade of organizing and advocacy by the Korean Resource Center (KRC) and its senior organizing group, the Community Health Promoters (CHP). CHP members are informed, low-income Korean American senior activists who have led and won major campaigns for language access, immigrant rights, health care, state funding for health and human services, redistricting, and now, the Durae senior homes.
In January 2015, KRC, in partnership with the Little Tokyo Service Center and Decro Alpha Corporation, celebrated the groundbreaking of Durae Crenshaw House (900 Crenshaw Boulevard) and Durae Kingsley House (540 South Kingsley Drive) in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
Services and Programs at KRC's Two New Sites
The two sites serve as the new home of KRC, allowing it to continue its mission of being the locus for grassroots organizing and community education for Koreatown residents and the larger community. They provide much-needed housing for 65 low-income senior households and offer vital programs and services to residents and the wider community. These include:
- Health Access
- Immigrant Rights
- Civic Engagement
- Affordable Housing
- Financial Empowerment
- Youth Leadership Development
- Cultural Program
Brick by Brick Fundraising Campaign
Brick by Brick harkens back to KRC's original grassroots campaign from the 1990s. During that time, KRC was still young and sustained solely by community support. With hundreds of community supporters, KRC was able to purchase its home at 900 Crenshaw Boulevard. Today, KRC has a 33-year track record of making changes that positively impact the community and society as a whole. The Brick by Brick Fundraising Campaign will raise the funds necessary for KRC to kick-start a new phase of community service, organizing, and advocacy.
Friends of KRC Donor Wall
Our "Friends of KRC Donor Wall" will be centrally located in the two senior apartments. By donating to the Brick by Brick Campaign, you can honor a special person whose name will be engraved onto the wall. The Donor Wall displays a treasured list of supporters who form the heart of KRC.
Join the Brick by Brick Fundraising Campaign by purchasing your brick today!
- $1,000 Brick: 10 Names
- $500 Brick: 5 Names
- $100 Brick: 1 Name
Another way to contribute to the Brick by Brick Campaign is the opportunity to sponsor our community spaces. Be a part of KRC's legacy.