Community Journalism during COVID-19
What We Do
In 2017, KYCC launched our GenByGen Initiative to grow intergenerational programs that intentionally brought together different generations in mutually beneficial ways and to foster understanding. It started with pilot programs such as the partnership between the Korean American Women’s Association (KAWA) and KYCC’s elementary programs, and this year we launched three more intergenerational programs across three units.
The Koreatown Storytelling Program is an intergenerational, multilingual, and multiethnic oral history and digital media program that teaches oral history and storytelling to high school students and elders to investigate the racial, economic, and health inequities in our community. KSP stemmed from a community photo project—K-Town is Your Town—that interviewed people who live and work in Los Angeles’s Koreatown. It is also part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, which is developing an anti-racist curriculum across KYCC agency programs.
The program effectively increases positive health outcomes by promoting meaningful cross-age and cross-cultural relationships, reducing loneliness and increasing generativity.
KSP is also partnering with StoryCorps Connect, which was developed as an online platform in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students recorded each other and their interviews are archived at The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
We’d love to hear from you and hear your thoughts about our project. Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
3727 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90020