Executive director of YWCA of Queens named 2021 Woman of Distinction


State Senator John Liu recognized the 2021 Woman of Distinction with a ceremony to commemorate her achievements on Monday, Sept. 13.

This year’s honoree was Eun-Kyung Kim, the executive director of YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) in Queens. Kim’s work over the past two decades focused on advocacy,  management and fundraising for her community and most recently, helping families during COVID-19.

During the pandemic, the YWCA of Queens opened a food pantry that provided fresh produce for more than 22,000 of the borough’s families and offered virtual classes for the community. YWCA also distributed care packages for seniors called LOVE BOXES, which included a month of essential items.

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