Korean American Community Empowerment Fund
•KTMPSC never had a fundraising activity during the two decades of its service, and most services were carried out and nurtured by devoted volunteers.
•KTMPSC involved in five major grant projects and produced “fascinated,” “legendary,” “pioneer,” and “historic” outcomes, but usually ended up with heavy financial burdens when the grants were inadequately distributed; A senior housing project adopted KTMPSC’s residential service plans with the budget of $500,000 and got granted for the program, but never paid the Center a dime; A prominent immigration service organization applied grants for $250,000 for citizenship outreach and workshop with the Center and got granted, but never paid the Center a dime while the Center was responsible for more than 40% of the work; A local college who received more than two million in grants for civic education and citizenship study classes paid two bilingual instructors in payrolls, while the Center was serving more than two hundred adult students at the Center; A project of $ two million to train and place 200 dislocated family members paid for two staff members in payroll and $1,000 a month (total of $10,000), while the Center was responsible for successful training and placements for 108 participants; lastly, a state health insurance market place designated $500,000 to the Center when the Center produced top six enrollment statewide, but it only paid a half while the most fund was already spent for community education, advertisement, and hiring and training 18 new counselors. All inherited debts with great honor and praise to the Center.
•KACEF is a fund program developed purely by the community for the financial security of KTEC and the underserved immigrant families and individuals experiencing sudden life events.