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Project: Community! 2009 is looking for interested High School Students!

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is proud to announce the Statewide 2009 Project: Community! program intended to empower the High School youth voice in the Japanese American community.

Why: The purpose of Project: Community is to develop and empower the youth’s voice in Little Tokyo. Through a series of interactive sessions participants will gain an understanding of identity as well as the importance of preservation in the Japanese American community.

What: Each session will gather facilitators and speakers from various parts of the community to conduct workshops focused on specific topics ranging from identity, to the power of place, to grassroots organizing on a youth level. With 2009 being the second year JACL hopes to once again create an enriching and meaningful experience for our participants.

When: The program begins on June 23 and will run until August 18 meeting every Tuesday at 6:00pm until 9:30pm.

Where: The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

Applications are available upon request. The deadline for applications is April 18, 2009.

For more information please contact the JACL Pacific Southwest District Program Coordinator Kene Kubo via email Programs@jaclpsw.org or (213) 626-4471.