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NBA Welcomes Second Incubate Partner of 2020, Good Life Care Resource Center

NBA   |   September 28, 2020
Good Life Care Resource Center was established in 2018 in Los Angelos, California. Good Life Care Resource Center was established in 2018 in Los Angelos, California.

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The National Benevolent Association is welcoming another faith-rooted social enterprise as a new Incubate partner. Good Life Care Resource Center is NBA’s twelfth Incubate partner.

Founded in 2018, in Los Angeles, California, Good Life Care Resource Center (GLCRC) was created to support immigrant and low-income families. The organization is supporting these communities in a variety of ways including providing free daycare, preschool and afterschool programming for children; offering Spanish and Korean translation services for families looking for support in the city; and transportation services for those in needs.

The center is led by Rev. Hyo-Cheol Kim, an immigrant from Seoul, South Korea. Rev. Kim was first introduced to NBA through the annual SENT Seminar.The center is led by Rev. Hyo-Cheol Kim, an immigrant from Seoul, South Korea. Rev. Kim was first introduced to NBA through the annual SENT Seminar.

The center is led by Rev. Hyo-Cheol Kim, who founded the organization after having trouble navigating systems and finding resources for his family after immigrating from Seoul, South Korea. “Los Angeles is one of the most economically challenging cities to live in. Our mission is to provide resources for low income and single-parent households. Many people who need help don't know about the resources [the city] can provide for them, or just might not know where to start,” he explains. “We understand that Los Angeles is a very diverse city, and language is a common barrier when it comes to communication, that’s why we have a translator if needed as well as transportation within most of our programs.”

To date, GLCRC has served more than 2,400 children in their Saturday Korean Language School, 1,500 children in their after school week day program and more than 350 adults and seniors have benefited from the mental health resources they’ve been able to connect them to in the community.

Student participants in GLCRC's after school and Saturday school programs. Student participants in GLCRC's after school and Saturday school programs.

Like all NBA Incubate partners, GLCRC is a Disciples-related health and social service organization that has entered into partnership with NBA through a Memorandum of Understanding. Aligned with the mission of NBA, GLCRC is an organization that equips members of the Los Angeles community with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide emotionally healthy environments.

“We are so grateful to be able to partner with Good Life in this way,” Director of Social Entrepreneurship Darnell Fennell says. “Rev. Kim has been connected to NBA since 2018 when he attended our annual SENT Seminar. It’s exciting to see that the goals the organization had when they first attended SENT have come to fruition. I’m looking forward to see how this partnership will continue to expand the impact Good Life is already making in their community.” 

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As the health and social services general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the National Benevolent Association partners with congregations, regions, general ministries, and a variety of Disciples-related health and social service providers to create communities of compassion and care. Founded in 1887 by six women responding to the needs of the day and on their doorsteps, for more than 130 years the NBA has continued to serve "the least of these." Learn more at www.nbacares.org.

Clockwise: Rev. Pedro Ramos-Goycolea, Rev. Bere Gil Soto, Rev. Héctor Hérnandez
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