Contact: VA- Jihye Kim, 703-354-6345 (X108); Soo Jin Kim (X105)/ MD- Soo Jin Kim, 240-683-6663
Contact: Jee Young Suk, 703-354-6345 (X106)
KCSC’s Jobs Service is designed for Korean immigrant job seekers who wish to increase their job readiness skills and knowledge about how to conduct a job search. KCSC’s Job Service has three components: first, KCSC offers an 8-session job readiness course, comprised of resume and cover letter preparation, job interview preparation, mock interview, office grammar, office etiquette, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive. The course takes place in October and April and includes classes twice a week for four weeks. Second, KCSC offers a four-session career seminar series where professionals, working in a variety of careers of interest to Korean job seekers, are invited to share their knowledge and experience of their field with the audience. The third component is individual job counseling, providing job seekers with customized and practical job search assistance based on the job seekers’ personal preferences, skills and qualifications. KCSC also cooperates with the SkillSource One-Stop Employment Center and the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board. Therefore, if a job seeker is qualified, he/she is referred to the SkillSource Center and is able to participate in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program. KCSC’s Jobs Service is funded by Fairfax County’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP).
Contact: Young Min Kim, 703-354-6345 (X117) / Youngeun Lee, 240-683-6663
KCSC’s Supporting Teenagers through Empowerment and Prevention Services (STEPS) Program is designed for the 1.5 and the 2nd generation of Korean-American adolescents and includes a mix of prevention services, intervention services, and empowerment services which anticipate and prevent problems that youth often experience, provide guidance on how to solve problems in effective ways, and help youth to build their leadership capabilities through community service. In order to prevent youth problems in advance, KCSC offers an internet addiction prevention seminar, a communication skills seminar that offers practical and effective communication skills between Korean-speaking parents and their English-speaking adolescents, and a financial literacy class that provides adolescents with useful economic and financial concepts. For intervention services, KCSC provides professional counseling by a licensed counselor and/or a psychiatrist for adolescents suffering from behavior disorders, depression, anti-social, emotional control problem, and other issues. The youth empowerment component includes a series of six motivational seminars led by successful individuals in six different professional areas including: law, computer and information technology, medicine, science, and business. In addition, KCSC offers a youth volunteer opportunity placement, a semester-long community service placement for ten high school students. Those who are selected, share their time and talents and regularly visit a senior center in the Korean community. The program emphasizes the importance of community and civic engagement and its benefit and impact on the youth volunteers and the community members they serve. The volunteer group is recruited twice a year in fall and spring. KCSC’s STEPS Program is funded by Fairfax County’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP).
Contact Young Min Kim, 703-354-6345 (x 117)