Johng Ho Song
Executive Director, Koreatown Youth and Community Center
2013 HALO Award Recipient | 2023 HALO Award Selection Committee
Johng Ho is the Executive Director of Koreatown Youth and Community Center, a nonprofit organization that serves the recently immigrated and economically disadvantaged youth and families of the multicultural Koreatown community. Johng Ho began with KYCC in 1985 and has served as Executive Director since 1998. He currently oversees a diverse workforce of over 180 employees with an annual operating budget of over $20 million. He is a Fellow at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a Senior Fellow at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, a Los Angeles County Commissioner on Alcohol and Other Drugs, and past Board President of A3PCON (Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council). From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Song also served as the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. Mr. Song received the Durfee Foundation Sabbatical in 2009 as well as the Durfee Foundation’s Stanton Fellowship in 2016. Finally, Mr. Song was named a City Scholars Foundation Fellow in 2022.