Hyepin Im

Op-Ed: The Black Church and Asian Lives Matter

Rev. Mark Whitlock: I watched the news reports of Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old White supremist who went on a rampage at three spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area, killing six women of Asian descent and two others. I posted the question on Facebook: Why should the Black Church support “Asian Lives Matter?” The question wasn’t prompted by animosity, despite the disagreements between the Asian and African American communities. To my surprise, very few of my clergy Facebook friends responded. Perhaps, the low response from clergy was due to the lack of knowledge of racial challenges faced by the Asian

Crenshaw Christian Center and American Red Cross Celebrate ‘Power in the Blood’

Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) and the American Red Cross (ARC) united to present the 2018 Annual Prayer Breakfast on Dec. 6, and an ecumenical crowd of 250+ came out to support the event. The creative theme, “Celebrating the Power in the Blood,” underscored the Christian doctrine of salvation in the blood of Jesus and the efforts of Red Cross to increase blood donations to save lives. Further emphasizing the theme were faith leaders CCC Pastor Fred Price Jr., CCC CEO and ARC Regional Board Member Angela Price Evans, Armenian Church Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Hyepin Im of Faith and Community Engagement

Free Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium to Offer Valuable Economic Strategies and Resources

Helping nonprofit and faith based organizations grow and prosper is the purpose of the September 27 Oxnard Nonprofit Empowerment and Exemption Symposium and Expo, hosted by Board of Equalization (BOE) Member Jerome E. Horton, Ventura County Assessor Dan Goodwin, City of Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn, President/CEO Hyepin Im of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE).

FACE Hosts Press Conference to Announce First African Immigrant Homeownership Fair

The fair will provide home buyers and homeowners the opportunity to meet with real estate agents, banks, and industry professionals, and be part of a seminar where home buyers will learn about: Down payment assistance programs (getting up to $60,000 ti help with down payments, 3 to 1 matching grants to provide up to $15,000 additional down payment), special loan products available for home buyers (0% down, no mortgage insurance, and reduced credit score requirements), and how to fix, increase, and optimize credit. Current homeowners will be able to learn about resources for home repair and mortgage assistance programs for those struggling to make payments.