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The 4th Annual College Readiness Workshop

KFAM’s 4th Annual College Readiness Workshop

Date: 8/29/2013 Thursday, 6PM to 8PM

RSVP: Charles Ryu, cryu@kfamla.org, 213-389-6755, Ext. 104, 213-235-4842

KFAM College Readiness Workshop

KFAM College Readiness Workshop

Homecoming Luncheon for KFAM’s Pioneers

Date: July 23rd, 11:00am- 2:00pm
Location: TBD
Inquiry: Charles Ryu, cryu@kfamla.org, 213-235-4842

Honoring KFAM’s founding members and former board members at the 2013 Homecoming Luncheon, along with other community leaders to celebrate KFAM’s 30 years of service

Los Angeles Korean-American Musicians’ Association’s Benefit Concert on 7/12, 7:30PM

Join the Los Angeles Korean Musicians’ Association (LAKMA) & the Korean Philharmonic Orchestra (LAKPO) for a Peace Concert to benefit the Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation and offer hope to orphans in North Korea. The Foundation also works to help North Koran refugee children seeking saftey in China, Laos, and other neighboring countries. Tickets range from $20 to $100. Enjoy a night to celebrate the 200th birthday of Intalian opera master, G. Verdi., the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, and the Han-Schneider International children’s Foundation. KAFSC was the beneficiary of LAKMA’s December 2012 concert, “A Night of Baroque Christmas.” LAKMA donated the evening’s proceeds to support at-risk Korean American families, particularly domestic violence victims.


KAFSC in LA Changes Name to KFAM

Dear Friends,

For 30 years, Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) in Los Angeles has been steadfastly caring for our underserved Korean immigrant families. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary milestone, we are excited to announce our brand new name and look to carry us into the next 30 years.

We have changed our name to Korean American Family Services (KFAM). The brand articulates our vision of happy and healthy Korean American families. We have also developed a new logo that is fresh and unique. With “KFAM” nestled between Korean characters ㅅ and ㅡ representing the roof and the foundation of the house, the logo reflects the biculturalism of our agency as well as our growing range of services that build stability, resilience and well-being of Korean American families.

Though our look has changed, our mission and goals remain the same.
We will continue to support and strengthen Korean American families and individuals
in the Greater Los Angeles area through high-quality, linguistically and culturally appropriate services. And we look forward to continuing our partnerships with you
to ensure that the needs of our underserved community are met.

Check out our new website at www.KFAMLA.org, visit KFAMLA on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @KFAMLA or #KFAMLA to get a better look at our transformation!

Thank you for making our Korean DV Clergy Conference a Success!

Dear friends,

I want to express my deepest thanks to all of you for your contribution to our Korean DV Clergy Conference last Monday. I had so many people tell me afterward what an informative and worthwhile conference this was. I know personally I left that day feeling so hopeful and optimistic that we had taken a big collective step forward to helping DV impacted families in our community.

We had 116 people at this event. For most of the clergy present, this was their first training ever on DV. As we’ve started to analyze the feedback from the evaluations, a few common themes have emerged:

  • Participants loved the speakers. Each and every one of our speakers were mentioned specifically for providing valuable information.
  • Nearly all said they were more inclined to refer DV victims to us for follow up care and services, which means we achieved our primary goal of increasing partnership between churches and community groups. In general, participants felt emboldened to get more involved to end DV. They spoke about how churches need to lead in DV awareness, partner with DV service providers, and recruit professionally trained counselors.
  • One area of improvement is that next time (and they definitely want a next time), they want more time for the presentations, Q&A, open discussion, and to go into depth with everything. We had been concerned that clergy wouldn’t want to spend their entire day off in a conference but clearly from their evaluation responses plus the high number of people who stayed until the end, they wanted to keep learning and talking about DV.

We also had strong media coverage from LA 18 TV, Korea Daily, Korea Times, The Korean Christian Press, and KoreAm Magazine. You can watch the LA18 article here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5tVgT6aZj8. KoreAm Magazine (national Korean magazine for English speakers) will also be doing an in-depth article next month.

Thank you again so much for sharing your time and talents to this event, despite your incredibly demanding schedules. Thank you for your dedication and sincere desire to help our community.


Connie Chung Joe

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