Kizuna's mission is to build a future for our community through the education, empowerment and engagement of the next generation.
Hearing this question time and time again, Kizuna was founded with the intent of educating, empowering and engaging a future generation of Japanese Americans. With their energy, ideas and commitment, this generation would redefine a vibrant and properous future for our community.
Kizuna's programs and products all contain a set of core values that we believe are critical to the growth and success of the next generation. We are meticulous in our integration of these values in our workshops, products, and educational materials. Here is a quick list of our core values, click any one of them to learn more!
Taking responsibility for ones actions
Doing something to make a difference
Seeking to understand and build emotional connectivity to others
Challenging yourself in new and unfamiliar situations
Self awareness, respect, and consideration to others
Duty and moral responsibility
Personal development through discovery of identity, passions, and skills
Giving everything your all with no complaint
Gratitude and appreciation for all things
Care and support to older adults. Action for the sake of the next generation. Encouraging community involvement.
The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of time, talents, and treasures
The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal
*Click any of the values above to learn more about our definition and teaching methodology!
Check out these videos for a human perspective on Kizuna's community impact as well a cute infommercial explaining our programming methodology. Be sure to make the video full screen to get the whole experience!
Looking to get a clearer picture of what Kizuna does throughout the year? View our photo stream to get a glimpse into our programs and activities.View Photo Stream
The future is in good hands! Our Board and Staff all have a passion and talent for the development of the next generation. Each member comes with a unique set of skills and talents. Click the link for their bios!Board & Staff Bios
Our donors have really enabled Kizuna to make a major community impact. We'd like to recognize all of our supporters who have made a contribution to Kizuna's mission and vision.View Our Donors