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John Kim

Expert Profile

John Kim

Co-Director (Managing), Advancement Project LA/Director, Healthy City Project
The Advancement Project LA
Expertise: 
civil rights, action tank, health policy, policy planning, youth organizer

Biography

John Kim is the managing director of The Advancement Project LA, a civil rights and policy "action tank," and the director of its Healthy City Project, an all-in-one service referral and public policy research website. Healthy City has been acclaimed as a national model for data-driven policy planning resources. Through his work on Healthy City, Mr. Kim has provided direct policy and research support to local elected officials, philanthropic entities, and community-based organizations throughout the region. Mr. Kim has long focused on social justice and community development issues in both Oakland and Los Angeles. He started his career as a youth organizer, helping to mediate racial tensions among students of color and persuade the Oakland school district to offer ethnic studies in all high schools. Later on, he served as executive director of the Korean Community Center of the East Bay, where he significantly expanded the agency's financial base and developed new programs in the areas of domestic abuse, community development and community technology. He received the 2001 Local Hero of the Year Award from KQED/Channel 9 and was honored by the proclamation of a "John K. Kim Day" in Oakland by then-Mayor Jerry Brown.

1541 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 508
Los Angeles  California  90017
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 989-1300

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