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Work with Youth and Make a Lifelong Impact! (Koreatown)
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Quick Overview: Working with children can be one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences in life! Help K-12th grade students complete their homework, guide them through projects and activities, support the instructors overall classroom management, and provide general administrative support to the afterschool program.
Mission or Broader Program Description: The Koreatown Youth and Community Center was established in 1975 to support a growing population of at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Today, KYCC is the leading multiservice organization in Koreatown, supporting children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. Most of the clients served are first generation immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Committed to serving the diverse population of Koreatown, we offer all programs in Spanish, Korean and English.
Impact: Research has shown that every child is just one caring adult away from being a success story. KYCC's K-12 youth programs serve 500 children a year, so your time and energy can mean that one more child will have a better chance in life with just a few hours a week. We've found that our volunteers get just as much, if not more out of building this relationship with kids who would thrive with just a little more attention.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: In addition to the description above, for those who are more experienced or who would like to learn, opportunities are also available to create and develop curricula, lead activities, or intern to get a deeper dive into working with youth and afterschool programs.
Must be at least in 9th grade or above. High school participants will also have to complete an application and interview prior to start.
As with any youth program, adult volunteers are asked to participate in an interview, and complete a background check and submit proof of TB test from within the past year (KYCC can pay for both if needed.
Must commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week and a 3 month term.
* Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
Additional Details: Generally speaking, KYCC youth programs operate Monday-Friday from 2:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. A full listing of KYCC volunteer opportunities are also available here. Please note, we have two sites that are hosting volunteers, the second site that is not listed is at 1230 S. Menlo Ave Los Angeles, CA 90006.
All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety
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About Koreatown Youth & Community Center
3727 West 6th Street, Suite 300, LOS ANGELES, CA 90020, US
The mission of the Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Inc. (KYCC) is to serve the evolving needs of the Korean American population in the greater Los Angeles Area as well as the multi-ethnic Koreatown community. KYCC's programs and services are directed toward recently immigrated, economically disadvantaged youth and families, and to promote community socio-economic empowerment.
The Koreatown Youth and Community Center was established in 1975 to support a growing population of at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Today, KYCC is the leading multiservice organization in Koreatown, supporting low-income and recently immigrated children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. Our volunteer opportunities range from short-to-long term, unskilled to skilled, for youth and adults, and ranging from everything from community research to tutoring to tree planting. Our work isn't possible without the support of volunteers, so if you're interested please don't hesitate to reach out to get started or learn more!
Los Angeles, CA 90005
November 9, 2021