KCCD's Founder/CEO Hyepin Im was recently awarded as one of the 2012 "Woman of Action" from CA Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (CA D-46).
Here's the blurb from Speaker Perez on why Hyepin was selected:
Hyepin currently serves as the Founder and President of Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD) whose mission is to help churches build capacity to do economic development work on a greater scale. Among KCCD's successes include organizing and reaching out to the 3,300 Korean American churches in the United States including two conferences with the White House bringing together a national delegation of Asian American faith leaders to learn about the faith-based economic development.
In addition, KCCD also sponsored a historic faith-based conference held in conjunction with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Over 350 participants attended this first time conference.
Just last month KCCD organized The LA Riots SAIGU Campaign which brought together elected officials, multi ethnic, interfaith leaders and community organizers in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the LA Riots.
I had the opportunity to Chair this campaign and take part in this historical event which reignited our efforts to build trust and reconciliation in our community through candid dialogue.