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Hyepin Im: Leading with Faith!

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Ms. Hyepin Im is a U.S. Presidential Appointee on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. She is the President and Founder of Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD), a national nonprofit involved in empowering churches and nonprofits to leverage their resources by building capacity, leadership, and partnerships in economic development and serving as a bridge between the Korean/Asian American community and the greater community at large.


Ms. Im is a frequent speaker who has been on CNN and NPR and whose opinions has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. She has presented at numerous conferences including those at the White House, U.S. Department of Labor, Christian Community Development Association, and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. She serves on the U.S. Army Advisory Board, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Western Partner for the Council on Foreign Relations, and L.A. County Supervisor’s Empowerment Congress.

She recently was  honored as 2012 Woman of Action by California Speaker of the Assembly John Perez. She was selected twice by two different councilmembers as Pioneer Woman of the Year in their districts by Council President Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Tom Labonge. She was also recognized by LAUSD School Boardmember as a Trailblazer for her work and advocacy for students. She recently was featured by Los Angeles Magazine as “Ten Inspirational Women of Los Angeles in September 2013 issue.