Welcome to Crescent!
We are a newly founded chapter, located in LA County. We represent the cities, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta.
The word ‘Crescent’ is derived from the Latin verb ‘Crescere’, which means “to grow, increase, and develop”. It also represents the visible part of the moon. We chose the name Crescent because it speaks for our chapter’s motto: no matter how small the growth may be, always progress and develop. Our chapter’s goal is to become the ‘illuminated’ part of our community (moon), and become visible to the people outside of our community. We hope to do so through community service and advocating for our neighbors. As we gladly serve others, we strive to become more mature and helpful leaders of society, giving back to what our community has already given us.
The work that our chapter does varies from big to small. Some of the work that we do/will do consist of cleaning parks and streets, recycling, helping animal shelters, making food, holding cultural events, tutoring, doing internships, and being engaged in political movements. Through the five loves of Hwarang, our members will always be growing, both as a group and as an individual, to better serve the people and leave an empowering impact to the world.
Hello, my name is Eliya Kim. I am a sophomore at La Canada High School. I am the president of chapter Crescent for the year 2022-2023 and am so excited for what our chapter has in store. As Crescent president, I will dedicate myself to planning chapter events, participating in events, and welcoming new members to Hwarang. I will be open to any advice or feedback to improve myself as well as our chapter. Through hard work and a positive attitude, I will represent the Hwarang Youth Foundation and I am looking forward to a great, productive year!