KFAM Becomes First Licensed Foster Family Agency Focusing on Supporting Asian American Families, Children, Youth
Korean American Family Services (KFAM) became the first non-profit organization in Los Angeles that focuses on connecting Asian American foster families with Asian American children and youth to become a state licensed Foster Family Agency (FFA), the organization announced on Tuesday.
As the 14th annual North Korea Freedom Week has been taking place in Washington, D.C., a ‘World Congress of North Korean Defectors’ convened at the National Press Club on April 27, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, during which speakers agreed that consistently inputting information into North Korea is the most effective path toward freedom in North Korea and a peaceful reunification in the Korean peninsula.
Vision Care Service, an international relief organization, and Hwarang Leo Club, will be hosting its eighth Free Eye Camp on April 29 at the Los Angeles Korean Consulate General, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Where there is unity, there will be reconciliation and healing, according to religious leaders who gathered at an interfaith prayer breakfast on Tuesday, commemorating the L.A. riots that took place 25 years ago on April 29.
The Christian company Lee’s Mortuary will be selecting scholarship recipients to provide financial support to undocumented Korean students. The company aims to encourage and support those Korean students who have suffered particularly due to the recent anti-immigrant executive orders.
Open Stewardship Foundation to Award Over $300,000 to 45 Non-Profit Organizations Serving the Community
The organizations that would receive charitable funds from Open Stewardship Foundation have been selected and announced. Open Stewardship Foundation has been working to give back to the community by giving 10 percent of the profits of Open Bank to organizations that serve their local communities each year.
Korean pastors in Los Angeles visited the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)’s Olympic Community Police Station and hosted a barbecue on March 2 to express gratitude and appreciation.
Korean American Family Services (KFAM), a non-profit which provides counseling and other services for those in the Korean community, will be expanding the ways through which it funds its pro bono counseling program, the group announced on Tuesday.
L.A. Ministry Leaders Discuss the Importance of Diversity and Space at Reimagining Religion Conference
“Los Angeles is American Protestantism in 20 years,” according to Andrew Johnson, a research associate with the Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) at the University of Southern California.
Korean American Non-Profit and Seminary Partner to Train Clergy on Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention
The Korean Christian community in Southern California has gained 23 more advocates trained to prevent domestic violence and to build healthier families.
Fuller Theological Seminary, located in Pasadena, CA, recently hosted the film director Martin Scorsese in a private screening and interview session that took place at the Laemmle’s Playhouse on January 7.
Children and youth currently living in foster homes were able to celebrate Christmas this year at a party co-hosted by Korean American Family Services (KFAM) and the LA County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) on December 21 from noon to 4 PM.
The Korean Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign, which began in mid-November in Los Angeles, concluded on Christmas Eve. This year, the group was able to raise $48,000, almost as much as its goal of $50,000. To note, last year, the group raised $40,000.
About 25 Korean pastors, seminary students, and their spouses attended a two-day retreat on domestic violence prevention from December 8 to 9 at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center, located in Encino, CA.
Korean American Family Services will be hosting a presentation for Korean families who are interested in being foster families. The seminar will take place on December 10 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Korean American Family Services (KFAM) office in Los Angeles, and will offer information on the conditions and training processes required to become a foster family.