I started a parking business in 2015. This is how it all started.
I was working and driving all the way to West Covina daily. (Around 50 miles)
In order to avoid the whole traffic I would go early and leave very late. Except there was an issue.
The parking in Koreatown wasn’t gracious.
One day I came home very late and very tired. After hours of not being able to find parking. I parked on the street with emergency lights and fell asleep.
I don’t recall how long I was asleep for but I woke up to a knock. It was my father who offered to find parking while I went home to sleep.
I realized I had to do more to be able to solve this issue. That’s how K-Parking, LLC came to be.
During the time I formed the company my skills as a software engineer wasn’t at what it currently is today. So I kept on growing my experience.
I met billionaires, city officials and people who could change the life of anyone. As the years went by 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Now I came to a much better understanding.
I have to help the community first before I should even think of making large profits. The truth is I always volunteered and gave back.
Since I was in elementary I helped teachers after school. During vacations I’d go volunteer in the cafeteria to cook food for the other tracks.
I would spend time at my local church food bank and anywhere I would be able to help more than just myself.
I wish you could see through my eyes of what I experienced. Through everything I learned and researched now I understand how to create a community and make a global change.
But I am just doing this locally.
I went to elementary, middle and high school all within the same area, Koreatown. This has always been my home as long as I can remember.
There are many issues within our community, not just lack of parking. Gentrification, homelessness, theft, vandalism and much more we could address.
Many people don’t have the time or energy to do all this. The truth of how I even manage to do all this.
We’ll it’s because I got to learn how to do it all. Networking, relationships, knowledge and creating partnerships in a way it mutually benefits all.
My full focus and purpose is to empower my community that raised me. It gave me a lot but I will give more than it gave. I will help the community grow through any means.
The future may seem dim but collectively as a community we can achieve the most amazing things.
I will hire friends from school who provide value to the parking company. I will create partnerships to local businesses and provide a highway of opportunity to future generations.
As a software engineer I can become the richest of rich but it doesn’t matter if our community is facing serious issues.
I don’t do the giving back for credit or recognition. I do it because if we all do it together then we will get to a better future faster.
I am happy now after facing so many issues in life. I know what I want to do. If it means working all day and night to get there soon, so be it.
You might have done things traditionally but I figured out what the future will really be like. Everything will advance into technology but I don’t want to leave my community behind.
If I become rich then the community becomes rich. At the end of the day wealth isn’t a factor that should determine anything.
The impact, the influence and the change you produce during your lifetime and even after is what does.
Like an author who’s work will live on after death. I want my work and my influence to shape the future for a better tomorrow.
I always had ideas and visions of how the world should be since I was a kid. Let me tell you the story as I grow through the ages.
At the end of the day we’re all in the same boat trying to figure out what life is all about. No one has all the answers but I can tell you this for sure.
I’m happy and there is a lot of work that needs to be done to make a better future.
I’m going to dedicate my life to address homelessness, traffic, hunger, education and community. There is so much to do and as I learned and experience I will show the rest of the world what’s that like.
You don’t have to work as hard as I do. It’s people who do that happily do so. The best thing you can do for yourself and for everyone is to be happy.
You only have one life to live. Don’t waste it on the unnecessary things. We’re a community in the end drifting through space and time.
Love to live & live to love.
Hello, I’m JAG.
Jose Alberto Garcia