C2 Education, the nation’s fastest growing network of educational support centers, was honored as one of the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s Fast 50 Asian American Businesses for 2012.
David Kim and Jim Narangajavana were raised to believe in the values of education and a strong work ethic. When they met as roommates at Harvard, they saw a great opportunity to bring these values to students of all backgrounds; to that end, they began a private tutoring service which they ran from their dorm room. Today, C2 Education has grown to include 110 centers nationwide. Serving 12,000 students each week, C2 continues to propound the importance of education by bringing greater academic opportunities to local communities.
This fantastic growth has earned C2 Education a place among the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) Education Foundation’s 2012 Fast 50 Asian American Businesses. During the annual CelebrAsian Conference, held June 4 through 6, Conference Co-Chairs Ravi Salgram, OfficeMax CEO, and Kyle McSlarrow, Comcast/NBC Universal Washington President were on hand to distribute the awards. C2 Education Founder and CEO David Kim accepted C2’s award during the Excellence Awards Gala on June 5.
In a statement, USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen said, “We congratulate our Fast 50 Asian American Businesses – proof positive that through innovation, hard work, and ingenuity, Asian Americans can lead the way as catalysts to the revitalization of our national economy.”
“I am privileged to have been included among the ranks of such talented leaders within the Asian American community,” said Mr. Kim. “C2 Education is committed to helping American youth gain access to better educational opportunities, and we are honored to have been recognized in this work by the USPAACC.”
Mr. Kim also participated as a panelist at the conference, discussing the many obstacles that must be overcome as a young entrepreneur. In his speech, Mr. Kim shared personal advice for future entrepreneurs, emphasizing the important role that innovative entrepreneurs play in our national economy.
Mr. Kim was one of 600 Conference participants representing more than 70 Fortune Corporations, 15 Government Agencies, and dozens of Asian American businesses.