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Instagram Live Talk: Linda Lee. What it means to serve your Local Community.
6 December, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us on Instagram to chat with Linda Lee, a mom, wife and President and CEO of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York in addition to being the New York City Council Candidate for District 23***. She has lived her life to serve her local community and we’re going to hear from Linda what it means to her to dedicate her life to lead various communities.
As spoken by Linda Lee:
A native New Yorker, I’m an 11-year resident of Oakland Gardens, an active member of Community Board 11, and a Commissioner of the New York City Civic Engagement Commission. I’m also the leader of a nonprofit organization, the mother of two young children, and the daughter of immigrant small business owners.
My lifelong commitment to serving others and fighting for equitable access to resources began in college when I was a camp counselor for inner-city children.
As the President and CEO of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS), I’ve led the creation of community-informed solutions to improving the daily quality of life for thousands of community members through programming in the areas of education, senior care, mental health, healthcare access, economic and workforce development, and immigration services.
In 2014, KCS was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for its work in advancing healthcare access in the Korean community. And in 2015, KCS became the first and only New York State-licensed mental health clinic operated by a nonprofit serving the Korean American community. In recognition of my work at KCS, I received the Schneps Communications’ “Stars Under 40” Award and New York Nonprofit Media’s “40 Under 40” Award.
***We want to clarify that the Places of Origin is a non-partisan organization and company and does not endorse candidates for political office at any level.
You can follow her on Instagram @lindaleefornyc.