Korean American Volunteers with NAKASEC Featured on Serve.Gov
NAKASEC is in the midst of our “Summer of Service” as part of President Obama’s United We Serve initiative. Launched on June 22, 2009, President Obama’s nationwide service initiative is based on the belief that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools (for more information, please visit www.serve.gov). NAKASEC and its affiliates, the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center in Chicago and the Korean Resource Center in Los Angeles, have organized a series of service opportunities and are excited that more and more Korean Americans are getting involved to serve and better immigrant communities throughout the U.S. To learn how you can volunteer, please visit https://nakasec.org/english/unitedweserve-2.
We are proud to announce that 2 of our volunteers have been featured on President Obama’s United We Serve website: summer intern Healy Ko and Dr. Angela Jo.
A Philadelphia resident, Healy will be a sophomore at Stanford University, majoring in Asian American Studies. She has been volunteering with the Korean Resource Center in Los Angeles (www.krcla.org), working with Korean American high school youth in their “Summer Youth Empowerment Program.”
Please visit http://www.serve.gov/stories_detail.asp?tbl_servestories_id=84 to read more about why she volunteers and how she is improving her community from the bottom up.
Dr. Angela Jo, assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, began a community health program at Korean Resource Center (KRC) with a group of Korean American medical students. Since beginning last year, the monthly clinic, which provides individual consultations to low-income uninsured Korean Americans, has served over 100 community members ranging in age from eight to 89 years. “This work gives me energy and satisfaction” said Dr. Jo, “I, too, came here as an immigrant with my parents. We have gone through many of the issues our community faces, and healthcare is one of them. I’m grateful to be at a place where I can give to the community and make a positive difference.”
Please visit http://www.serve.gov/stories_detail.asp?tbl_servestories_id=140 to read the full article on Dr. Angela Jo
To request media interviews with Healy and Dr. Jo, as well as other inspiring volunteers, please contact HyunJoo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-937-3703 x 202.