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Sakura Foundation Supports Asians* Unmasked

Asians* in Focus is an initiative by the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA) to create a space dedicated to the sole purpose of telling Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian (AAPINH) stories.  Using the full range of artistic expression, Asians* in Focus recognizes that mental health takes many forms.  NAAPIMHA [...]

Sakura Foundation Supports Asians* Unmasked2020-06-16T12:49:41-06:00

MGLP Alumni Profile: Courtney Ozaki, Class of 2017

Each eNewsletter will feature a profile on an alumni from Sakura Foundation’s Mirai Generations Leadership Program.  This edition will acquaint you with Courtney Ozaki. I am a third- and fourth-generation Japanese American (JA) born and raised in Colorado.  My family relocated to Denver following the closing of WWII’s incarceration camps.  As a taiko player and [...]

MGLP Alumni Profile: Courtney Ozaki, Class of 20172020-06-16T12:43:42-06:00

Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!

On June 13th, the recipients of the Sakura Foundation Community Scholarship and Sakura Foundation / Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple Scholarships were announced at the 65th Annual Japanese American Community Graduation Program (JACGP) Virtual Banquet.  Each year JACGP honors eligible graduating high school seniors with scholarships to further their educational pursuits. Sakura Foundation sends its support and [...]

Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Recipients!2020-06-16T12:29:19-06:00

Met Our New Team Member, Juri Levchuk

As many of you know, Sakura Foundation is the sole owner of Sakura Square LLC.  As such, employees of the LLC also work to carry out the mission of Sakura Foundation.  We are pleased to introduce you to the LLC’s new Operations Coordinator, Juri Levchuk.  The LLC and Foundation offices have been closed since mid-March [...]

Met Our New Team Member, Juri Levchuk2020-06-17T09:42:59-06:00

Enjoy the 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Online!

We have enhanced CherryBlossomDenver.org so you can conveniently experience a Virtual Cherry Blossom Festival on your smartphone, tablet or PC in the comfort of your home!  Avoid the crowds and 90 degree weather!  We welcome you to stroll the website.  You'll find all the things that make the Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square unique [...]

Enjoy the 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Online!2020-06-16T12:18:31-06:00

The Impact of Storytelling: A Thousand Paper Cranes

I AM DENVER is a unique storytelling project whose mission is to tell the stories of Denver's history, culture and vision. “Through an open, encouraging and collaborative process, we give voice to residents who are traditionally missing from our history. We record and archive those stories in video, audio and photo to inform, inspire and [...]

The Impact of Storytelling: A Thousand Paper Cranes2020-03-02T16:32:48-07:00

MGLP Alumni Profile: Adam Lisbon, Class of 2019

Each eNewsletter will feature a profile on an alumni from Sakura Foundation’s Mirai Generations Leadership Program.  This edition will acquaint you with Adam Lisbon. I lived in Japan for four years as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. I’m the Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder and read, [...]

MGLP Alumni Profile: Adam Lisbon, Class of 20192020-03-02T16:33:36-07:00

A Conversation with Genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki

On the snowy Saturday morning of February 8th, a sold out crowd came to the much-anticipated Genealogy Seminar at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.  The day was facilitated by Linda Harms Okazaki, a genealogist based in California with extensive knowledge of Japanese and Japanese American history and genealogy.  Sakura Foundation was pleased to present [...]

A Conversation with Genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki2020-02-26T18:00:23-07:00

The Denver Foundation and Sakura Foundation: Partners in Philanthropy

The Denver Foundation and Sakura Foundation share a commitment to strengthening our community. Founded in 1925, The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that partners with generous people to build a better future for everyone. Sakura Foundation’s mission, of sustaining Japanese American culture and heritage, fits nicely into that broader vision. In January, Sakura Foundation [...]

The Denver Foundation and Sakura Foundation: Partners in Philanthropy2020-02-26T16:57:22-07:00

Sakura Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the MGLP Class of 2020:  Eric Berve, Jessica Harville, Sachi Ishida and Alexandria Monson!

MGLP Class of 2020:  L to R Sachi Ishida, Alexandria Monson, Eric Berve and Jessica Harville Sakura Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the MGLP Class of 2020:  Eric Berve, Jessica Harville, Sachi Ishida and Alexandria Monson!  We look forward to getting to know these young professionals who are enthusiastic, bright and eager [...]

Sakura Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the MGLP Class of 2020:  Eric Berve, Jessica Harville, Sachi Ishida and Alexandria Monson!2020-03-02T16:34:44-07:00