United Methodist Appointed To National Volunteer Agency

February 19, 2009

WASHINGTON (UMNS) - Hyepin Im, United Methodist founder and president of Los Angeles-based Korean Churches for Community Development, will help guide national policy for service and volunteering as a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Corporation, a federal agency, is the nation's largest grant maker for volunteering and service, engaging more than four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America programs. The 15-member bipartisan board sets overall policy and direction for the agency and its programs and provides guidance to the agency's CEO.

Im was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate. Her term will last through October of 2013. The mission of Korean Churches for Community Development is to help faith-based and community based organizations increase their capacity in economic development work to a greater scale.