Celebrating Our Asian American Pacific Islander Community

Asian Avenue magazine has devoted their entire expanded May edition to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month!  The issue highlights 100 Asians to know in Denver and beyond, as well as 33 AAPI organizations to follow, donate to, or get involved with in Colorado.  We are proud to share that the following leaders have been [...]

Celebrating Our Asian American Pacific Islander Community2021-05-17T15:57:31-06:00

A Warm Welcome to Chibi no Gakko

Sakura Foundation is proud to announce that Chibi no Gakko has partnered with the Foundation as its newest program offering. “Chibi,” as it is affectionately called, has been teaching children about Japanese and Japanese American (JA) culture and heritage since 1996. The organization is comprised of volunteer, certified Colorado teachers who offer the program every-other [...]

A Warm Welcome to Chibi no Gakko2021-02-18T20:35:56-07:00

Asians*in Focus Introduces “heARTS hope”

Sakura Foundation is a proud community partner with Asians*in Focus, whose 2020 Asians*Unmasked photo/voice project highlighted the lives of Asians at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Their newest initiative, heARTS hope, focuses on mental health awareness and suicide prevention for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Individuals are invited to tell a story [...]

Asians*in Focus Introduces “heARTS hope”2021-02-18T20:41:50-07:00

MGLP Alumni Profile: Alex Kimata, Class of 2019

I’m a Yonsei, fourth generation Japanese American (JA), born and raised in Colorado. My mother’s side is originally from Okinawa, Japan and my father’s side hails from Hiroshima, Japan. Both sides of my family moved to Hawaii to work the plantations and during their time there, Hawaii became an integral part of their life. My [...]

MGLP Alumni Profile: Alex Kimata, Class of 20192021-02-18T20:37:15-07:00

Ten Years Later, We Remember Tohoku

On March 11, 2011, a devasting earthquake and tsunami hit the Tohoku region of Japan, resulting in nearly 16,000 deaths, more than 6,000 injuries, and thousands of people still missing from the region.  Five years later, Sakura Foundation presented Tohoku Today, an informative and entertaining event which brought together community members and more than a [...]

Ten Years Later, We Remember Tohoku2021-02-18T20:40:12-07:00

2020 Community Report

2020 was quite a year!  Sakura Foundation was fortunate to have held one in-person event, our sold-out genealogy workshop in February, before the pandemic changed all of our lives.  However, we were still able to complete our Mirai Generations Leadership Program Class of 2020 session, award three community grants and three scholarships, offer elements of [...]

2020 Community Report2021-02-18T14:06:09-07:00

Support Our Older Asian Adults in Colorado

  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions, many older Asian adults in Colorado are experiencing rising levels of isolation and loneliness.  Their health is also at high risk, some do not speak English, have low incomes and are unable to drive.  In addition, many of them are especially vulnerable to depression [...]

Support Our Older Asian Adults in Colorado2020-11-19T17:46:00-07:00

MGLP Alumni Profile: Akemi Tsutsui-Kunitake, Class of 2017

I identify with many terms; Denver native, sansei-han, shin-sansei, yonsei, and mixed-race, but I ultimately consider myself to be Japanese American (JA).  The family of my sansei father, Gary Tsutsui, was from Terminal Island and Monterey Bay.  They were incarcerated at Tule Lake where my grandfather joined the Military Intelligence Service.  My mother, Candice Tsutsui, [...]

MGLP Alumni Profile: Akemi Tsutsui-Kunitake, Class of 20172020-11-19T17:38:21-07:00

Asians* Unmasked Accepting Round II Submissions

Asians* Unmasked, a project of Asians* in Focus, is currently accepting Round II photos submissions from the public.  The online project shares the stories that reflect the wide diversity among Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders using photos and short narratives. The necessity of this endeavor grew from the rise in anti-Asian American sentiment and [...]

Asians* Unmasked Accepting Round II Submissions2020-11-19T17:29:22-07:00

Welcome to Our Newest Board Members

We are pleased to introduce our newest Sakura Foundation Board Members:  Sarah Harrison and Cathy Ishida.  Their professionalism, wealth of experience and committment to the Japanese and Japanese American community will enhance the work of our dedicated Board of Directors. Cathy Ishida has lived in the Denver-metro area since 2005. Colorado’s array of Japan and [...]

Welcome to Our Newest Board Members2020-11-19T17:09:13-07:00
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