JCYC 50th Form  Submit the JCYC 50th Form today to be a part of our momentous 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2020!  We have some exciting events leading up to our 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2020 that you won’t want to miss! Whether you’re a new alumni, or are already receiving our emails, fill out the JCYC 50th Form to ensure that we have your most up to date information. Know of other JCYC alumni? Share the above link with them too! JCYC Quarterly Alumni Profile Each quarter, we will feature a JCYC alumni who has been doing great work! Alumni profiles will include information about their connection to JCYC and what they have achieved. Could you be the next “Where Are They Now” story, Contact Tony Jenks at tjenks@jcyc.org! We will do our best to include your story in our lineup of quarterly alumni profile features!
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Lisa Masai was a trailblazing participant in the first ever Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) class in 2002. Though she had little idea what she had signed up for, she enthusiastically took on the very challenging role of serving as a supervisor for JCYC’s annual Tomodachi Summer Program. In this role, Lisa assumed responsibility for managing a team of youth counselors and helped to oversee the care for a group of elementary school aged children for 9 weeks. Through Lisa’s experience that summer, she was able to see the triumphs and challenges of working for a non-profit organization. She saw the remarkable passion and dedication of the employees and volunteers, which she found refreshing and empowering. In addition to her service to JCYC, through the NCI program, Lisa and her class of interns were given the opportunity to sit down and speak with community leaders from various professions. It became apparent to Lisa that whether it be through the practice of law, business, historical documentation, or the provision of social services, that there are a variety of ways to advocate and contribute to the Japanese American community. After the NCI program, Lisa went on to serve as an officer for the University of California Berkeley’s Nikkei Student Union (NSU). She relied on the support and connections she made through NCI to organize NSU's first Culture Night, and to provide various volunteer opportunities for NSU members throughout the school year. In 2005, Lisa and fellow NCI alumni also helped to develop the Youth Track curriculum for the 2005 California Conference on the Internment of Japanese Americans. While in college, Lisa maintained connections with many of the organizations that she was introduced to through the NCI program. She volunteered with the organization formally known as the Japanese American Services of the East Bay (now J-SEI) where she developed an interest in working with seniors. Lisa went on to earn a graduate degree in nursing and is now a Nurse Practitioner for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She travels to homeless shelters, colleges, VFWs, American Legions, and libraries to provide medical services and enrollment assistance to veterans. Lisa is also a wife and mom. Lisa has come full circle and is now a member of JCYC’s 50th Anniversary Community Committee. She is looking forward to connecting with many alums of NCI in 2020 and celebrating JCYC’s 50 years of service to the children and youth of San Francisco.
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Save The Date for JCYC’s 50th Celebration Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:00 - 11:00pm San Francisco City Hall This is going to be a blowout event, bringing together hundreds of JCYC alumni from five different decades. Please plan to join us as we re-connect with old friends, celebrate our achievements, and kick start 50 more years of serving San Francisco and San Mateo County’s children and youth at the highest level!
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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
Save The Date for JCYC’s 50th Celebration Saturday, August 22, 2020 7:00 - 11:00pm San Francisco City Hall This is going to be a blowout event, bringing together hundreds of JCYC alumni from five different decades. Please plan to join us as we re-connect with old friends, celebrate our achievements, and kick start 50 more years of serving San Francisco and San Mateo County’s children and youth at the highest level! JCYC 50th Form Submit the JCYC 50th Form today to be a part of our momentous 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2020!  JCYC Quarterly Alumni Profile Each quarter, we will feature a JCYC alumni who has been doing great work! Alumni profiles will include information about their connection to JCYC and what they have achieved. Could you be the next “Where Are They Now” story, Contact Tony Jenks at tjenks@jcyc.org! We will do our best to include your story in our lineup of quarterly alumni profile features!
We have some exciting events leading up to our 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2020 that you won’t want to miss! Whether you’re a new alumni, or are already receiving our emails, fill out the JCYC 50th Form to ensure that we have your most up to date information. Know of other JCYC alumni? Share the above link with them too!
Lisa Masai was a trailblazing participant in the first ever Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) class in 2002. Though she had little idea what she had signed up for, she enthusiastically took on the very challenging role of serving as a supervisor for JCYC’s annual Tomodachi Summer Program. In this role, Lisa assumed responsibility for managing a team of youth counselors and helped to oversee the care for a group of elementary school aged children for 9 weeks. Through Lisa’s experience that summer, she was able to see the triumphs and challenges of working for a non-profit organization. She saw the remarkable passion and dedication of the employees and volunteers, which she found refreshing and empowering. In addition to her service to JCYC, through the NCI program, Lisa and her class of interns were given the opportunity to sit down and speak with community leaders from various professions. It became apparent to Lisa that whether it be through the practice of law, business, historical documentation, or the provision of social services, that there are a variety of ways to advocate and contribute to the Japanese American community. After the NCI program, Lisa went on to serve as an officer for the University of California Berkeley’s Nikkei Student Union (NSU). She relied on the support and connections she made through NCI to organize NSU's first Culture Night, and to provide various volunteer opportunities for NSU members throughout the school year. In 2005, Lisa and fellow NCI alumni also helped to develop the Youth Track curriculum for the 2005 California Conference on the Internment of Japanese Americans. While in college, Lisa maintained connections with many of the organizations that she was introduced to through the NCI program. She volunteered with the organization formally known as the Japanese American Services of the East Bay (now J-SEI) where she developed an interest in working with seniors. Lisa went on to earn a graduate degree in nursing and is now a Nurse Practitioner for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She travels to homeless shelters, colleges, VFWs, American Legions, and libraries to provide medical services and enrollment assistance to veterans. Lisa is also a wife and mom. Lisa has come full circle and is now a member of JCYC’s 50th Anniversary Community Committee. She is looking forward to connecting with many alums of NCI in 2020 and celebrating JCYC’s 50 years of service to the children and youth of San Francisco.
Trying to Reconnect with the JCYC Community, Follow Us on Facebook.
Looking to See What JCYC is Doing Today, Follow Us on Instagram.
Want to Connect with JCYC Alumni, Join Us on LinkedIn.
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