Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2018 This past May, JCYC Executive Director, Jon Osaki, received the San Francisco District Attorney (SFDA)’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Leadership Award! San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascón, hosted the ceremony at the SFDA Office, which honored Jon and other prominent Asian Pacific Islander (API) leaders in the San Francisco community: Anita Lee, former First Lady of San Francisco and wife of the late Mayor Ed Lee; Marily Mondejar, Filipina Women’s Network CEO & Founder; and Jason Collum, SFDA Senior Inspector. The ceremony celebrated their contributions to not only San Francisco’s API community but to the city as a whole. This award is a real honor, as it represents Jon’s role as the leader of JCYC and the life-changing child and youth development services JCYC provides in San Francisco (and San Mateo County). While the organization continues to serve the Japantown community, where JCYC was founded in 1970, it has evolved into a citywide child and youth development organization that annually serves over 5,000 young people from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds and neighborhoods. Through our Child Development, Youth Development, College Access, and Youth Workforce Programs, JCYC serves the Asian American, Hispanic, African American, and Multi-Racial communities. During the award ceremony, Jon provided powerful remarks that define JCYC’s core values, notably those of compassion, integrity, and diversity: “In the last few years, I have become very interested in learning from history. It is very difficult for us today to see our country moving away from the JCYC values of compassion, integrity, and diversity. Many people may not know that San Francisco once led the nation in anti-Asian sentiment - a former mayor and the city’s leaders successfully advocated for and led the passage of the Immigration Act in 1924 which banned Japanese from this country. It is incredibly disheartening to know that this country is once again talking about banning people. As Asian Americans, we know something about being discriminated against and being the target of aggression. My parents and in-laws were both incarcerated by this country in 1942 simply because of their race. Today’s gathering, and the acknowledgement of the API Heritage Month, is so important to learn from our past. Recently, I expressed to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, my hope that San Francisco can once again lead this country in the right direction.” JCYC’s team is very proud of Jon’s award, and of our organization for proactively shaping our future leaders. Our Admin team, including Jon’s son, attended the award ceremony to show their support, and we look forward to continue spearheading positive change in San Francisco, San Mateo County, and beyond. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2018, click here.

Jon Osaki Receives SFDA API

Heritage Month Leadership Award

NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 346-1948
JCYC’s Admin team, and Jon’s son, showing their support for Jon
Jon Osaki (middle) receiving the SFDA API Heritage Month Leadership Award
NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 921-1841

Jon Osaki Receives SFDA

API Heritage Month

Leadership Award

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2018 This past May, JCYC Executive Director, Jon Osaki, received the San Francisco District Attorney (SFDA)’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Leadership Award! San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascón, hosted the ceremony at the SFDA Office, which honored Jon and other prominent Asian Pacific Islander (API) leaders in the San Francisco community: Anita Lee, former First Lady of San Francisco and wife of the late Mayor Ed Lee; Marily Mondejar, Filipina Women’s Network CEO & Founder; and Jason Collum, SFDA Senior Inspector. The ceremony celebrated their contributions to not only San Francisco’s API community but to the city as a whole. This award is a real honor, as it represents Jon’s role as the leader of JCYC and the life-changing child and youth development services JCYC provides in San Francisco (and San Mateo County). While the organization continues to serve the Japantown community, where JCYC was founded in 1970, it has evolved into a citywide child and youth development organization that annually serves over 5,000 young people from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds and neighborhoods. Through our Child Development, Youth Development, College Access, and Youth Workforce Programs, JCYC serves the Asian American, Hispanic, African American, and Multi-Racial communities. During the award ceremony, Jon provided powerful remarks that define JCYC’s core values, notably those of compassion, integrity, and diversity: “In the last few years, I have become very interested in learning from history. It is very difficult for us today to see our country moving away from the JCYC values of compassion, integrity, and diversity. Many people may not know that San Francisco once led the nation in anti-Asian sentiment - a former mayor and the city’s leaders successfully advocated for and led the passage of the Immigration Act in 1924 which banned Japanese from this country. It is incredibly disheartening to know that this country is once again talking about banning people. As Asian Americans, we know something about being discriminated against and being the target of aggression. My parents and in-laws were both incarcerated by this country in 1942 simply because of their race. Today’s gathering, and the acknowledgement of the API Heritage Month, is so important to learn from our past. Recently, I expressed to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, my hope that San Francisco can once again lead this country in the right direction.” JCYC’s team is very proud of Jon’s award, and of our organization for proactively shaping our future leaders. Our Admin team, including Jon’s son, attended the award ceremony to show their support, and we look forward to continue spearheading positive change in San Francisco, San Mateo County, and beyond. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2018, click here.
Jon Osaki (middle) receiving the SFDA API Heritage Month Leadership Award
JCYC’s Admin team, and Jon’s son, supporting Jon