Thursday, April 2, 2015
Korean American Community Foundation Support Addresses Plight of Older Korean Immigrants in the Bronx
The senior center is all of one room on the second floor of a church, because its 120 members cannot afford to rent anything bigger.
“They’re really isolated,” said Kyung B. Yoon, executive director of the Korean American Community Foundation. “They’re living there, but there is no Korean restaurant in the Bronx and no social services that are available to them in the Korean language. It magnifies the importance of a place like the Korean senior center.”
In 2012, the foundation gave the senior center the first of three grants totaling $90,000 to support its programs. The center raises $15,000 more a year in donations from individuals, businesses and churches, and $2,400 in annual membership dues of $20 per person, said Mr. Lee, the president....