shine your light

Empowering Lives & Communities
Through Faith & Community

"Bringing the face of God through service and lifting those who are faceless"
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16”

"Bringing the face of God through service and lifting those who are faceless"


Our mission is to advance the Asian American community’s participation, contribution, and influence through faith-based and community partnerships. 

FACE (formerly KCCD) serves as a light and bridge between the Asian American community and the greater community at large by connecting and creating private and public collaboration, maximizing the capacities of faith-based organizations and other community non-profits, increasing access to resources and funds, and assisting low-income individuals and revitalizing neighborhoods.

ABC Coverage of FACE 22 Year Old Successful Homebuyer with Less Than $3000 Personal Funds

Homebuyer Education Class Sign Up


Hear from our supporters and those we’ve made an impact with. KCCD/FACE has been expanding its reach and efforts to empower, advocate, and build an alliance with faith-based communities around the world.

Leadership Training

8th Lighting The Community Summit

Homeownership / Foreclosure Prevention

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Featured data points identifying AAPI needs include from homeownership, mental health, and immigration

AAPI Immigration Reform Data

Color of Wealth in Los Angeles County

AAPI Housing Data

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“This organization is fundamental to the Korean Community Development projects for the Los Angeles county regions.”
Timothy Haahs
President/CEO, Tim Haahs & Associates
“This report is just another shining example of why KCCD's reputation as a leader in the pantheon of faith-based community empowerment organizations is spreading beyond the local community and the State of California to the national level. KCCD's growing portfolio of excellent community development manuscripts, projects, and programs continue to foster a higher standard of living in the communities it serves. From first-time homebuyer and foreclosure prevention fairs to marriage enrichment programs, KCCD has something for everyone. I am proud of our longstanding partnership in service to these communities.”
Mark Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District
“As an at-risk youth who was greatly enriched by faith-based organizations, I am strongly in favor of the efforts of KCCD. Organizations like KCCD that have a history of service to youth, seniors, and families are often best positioned to advocate for and actually meet basic needs of our communities. As a state legislator, I welcome KCCD at a time when elected officials, non-profits, and the business community are showing real leadership when the needs are rapidly outpacing our resources.”
Mike Eng
LA Community College District, Board of Trustees
“Korean American Churches have always been a strong force in building relationships with the community. KCCD has created many community outreach events and admirable programs such as their Foreclosure Prevention and Home Ownership programs. It is the outstanding leadership of CEO/President, Hyepin Im and her board that enables KCCD to be a resilient voice in the faith-based and API community. This report is a great example of KCCD’s exemplary work and efforts in bringing light towards faith-based organizations and the need to have more resources for capacity building. I support KCCD’s report to help continue its dedication to their cause.”
Congressman Ted Lieu
U.S. House of Representatives, 33rd District, California
“Leaders in local law enforcement understand that we cannot effectively police our society without the support and collaboration of public and private community organizations, most particularly those of faith-based entities. [KCCD's] report describes in detail the outstanding partnership between Korean American Churches and their communities that has developed over the years, and it is a reflection of the Church’s altruistic dedication and perseverance to achieve a safer and better existence for all.”
Jim McDonnell
Sheriff, Los Angeles County
“Building diverse, sustainable communities demands participation from every sector of society. As this White House report shows, Korean American congregations have a vital role to play in the kind of community building that can create stronger local economies, a more unified nation and a healthier planet."
Doris W. Koo, MSW
Senior Advisor, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.