Koreatown Youth & Community Center
Stanton Fellowship, 2016

Johng Ho Song is the Executive Director of the Koreatown Youth and Community Center, where he began his career over 30 years ago as a mental health counselor. The agency serves recently immigrated, economically disadvantaged youth and families, and promotes community socioeconomic empowerment. Like much of Los Angeles, Koreatown is undergoing an enormous transformation, through new developments and rapidly shifting demographics. The new label of “‰America‰’s hippest neighborhood‰” belies Koreatown‰’s reality for most residents, especially the children and elderly. He will convene diverse participants to explore the vision for Koreatown‰’s future.

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