Los Angeles – KSCI-TV LA18 was honored at Asian Youth Center’s (AYC) 26th Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner on Wednesday Oct. 21 at the Hilton Los Angeles/ San Gabriel Hotel. LA18 received the Business Leadership Award, for its excellence in providing support to the organization’s mission in helping the Asian youth overcome obstacles and raising them into great leaders. LA18 was also the exclusive media sponsor of the gala, with host Bell Tsou serving as mistress of ceremonies at the event.
LA18, the number one Asian-language television station in the U.S., shares AYC’s mission to empower the Asian community and to advocate for equality and a better quality of life, especially for the youth growing up in the immigrant population. LA18 offers support to the Asian Youth Center by donating tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of advertising time to AYC, allowing the organization to reach out to the communities, youth and families it serves.
Upon accepting the award, LA18’s Community & Public Affairs Manager Cindy J. Lee said: “As the leading Asian television station, LA18 has the power and the resources to connect our viewers with our community partners. We partner with organizations we truly believe share our mission. And AYC is definitely one of them. So with great gratitude, we humbly accept this award. We take this as a sign of encouragement to work even harder to serve the Asian community.”
Other honorees at the event included Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who accepted the Community Leadership Award, and Lisa Thong, who was honored with the Community Partner Award.
Asian Youth Center (AYC) is a non-profit community-based organization serving the social service and educational needs of all youth and families, with a focus on Asian Immigrants. All of AYC’s programs and services help at-risk low income, immigrant, and adjudicated youth overcome the many problems they face at home, in school, and in the neighborhoods where they live. Since 1989, AYC has helped youth adapt and grow up to become healthy, productive law-abiding citizens who contribute positively to the multi-cultural society of the Greater Los Angeles area.
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