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CSULA professor helps
local math tutoring program
Asian Youth Center to honor Kern K. Kwong at Oct. 20 event
CA – For his collaborative work in establishing a free math
tutoring program for kids in the San Gabriel Valley community, Kern
K. Kwong (Irvine resident)—professor of management and director of
the Asian Pacific Business Institute at Cal State L.A.—will be honored
by the Asian Youth Center (AYC) at its annual awards gala
Wednesday, Oct. 20.
To be held
at New Capital Seafood Restaurant in San Gabriel, the AYC gala
recognizes organizations and individuals annually who have made an
exceptional contribution and investment in the youth in the community.
be acknowledged at the event for his mission to improve the educational
opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Realizing the need for tutoring
services for kids struggling academically and whose families cannot
afford the cost of a tutor, Kwong partnered with AYC in 2008 to develop
the Shared Achievement Team Program—a free math tutoring service to
prepare young minds for the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test).
faculty since 1986, Kwong teaches courses in the field of operations and
production management. He has authored more than 70 professional
articles and papers, which focus on business forecasting, manufacturing
and sales practices in China, Japan, Korea and the U.S., and computers
in the workplace. He also specializes in management issues of small
business firms. As director of the University’s Asian Pacific Business
Institute, he aims to support and foster cooperative relationships
between the University’s College of Business and Economics and local
Additionally, Kwong is a member of the editorial review board for the
College’s Business Forum and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio
Business Report. He serves as chief financial officer and on the
board of directors for the American Chinese CEO Society, and on the
board of directors for the Los Angeles – Guangzhou Sister City
Association. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from
Georgia State University.
AYC honorees include Assemblyman Mike Eng and the Southern California
Chinese Lawyer’s Association. The event’s dinner co-chairs are
Congressman Adam Schiff and Senator Carol Liu. For more about the annual
AYC awards gala, call (626) 309-0622, ext. 101.
Youth Center (AYC), located in San Gabriel, is a non-profit,
community-based organization that provides important social services for
youth and families, with a particular focus on the needs of Asian
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