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LTSCene - September 2016

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Bank of America ​Charitable Foundation

Bank of America ​Charitable Foundation

LTSC will receive $20,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to increase the development of affordable housing in Los Angeles’s low-income neighborhoods. LTSC will work with its community partners to develop 7 affordablehousing projects with over 500 units in various Los Angeles neighborhoods including Little Tokyo, Arts District, Koreatown and East Hollywood. These units will provide clean, safe, efficient and affordable housing for seniors, families and individuals.

“We are truly grateful for the support of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation as they partner with us to build more affordable housing in Los Angeles,” said Dean Matsubayashi, LTSC’s Executive Director.

LTSC thanks Bank of America for helping us address the affordable housing crisis.

Consul General Honors ​Yasuko Sakamoto

Consul General Honors ​Yasuko Sakamoto

In June, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles conferred the Commendation of the Consul General on LTSC’s recently retired Director of Social Services,Yasuko Sakamoto. This commendation recognizes those who promote friendship between the U.S. and Japan.

Consul General Harry Horinouchi extended his appreciation to Yasuko for providing services to Japanese nationals, students and visitors and her devotion to providing human services to Los Angeles. This is the first time a social worker has been honored with this commendation.

Calling All Entrepreneurs!

Calling All Entrepreneurs!

The Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program presents its 17th Annual Small Business Expo on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm at Almansor Court Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Recipes for Growth” and will feature workshops, networking, exhibitors, start-up opportunities and much more. Workshops will discuss funding and financing, target markets, wage law, business success and relationship building.

Everything is free: admission, parking and workshops. Come to the only business-to-business Expo for the Asian business community. Full details at apisbp.org/expo.html.

A3M Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A3M Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Join Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) in celebrating 25 years of shared commitment to saving lives and making miracles happen at the Starnight 2016 Annual Gala on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Thanks to the many volunteer hours, generous donations, and great kindness of supporters, A3M has been able to walk the difficult journey with their patients and bring hope to those they continue to serve.

Free Financial Planning Sessions at LTSC

Free Financial Planning Sessions at LTSC

LTSC has partnered with Financial Planning Association of Los Angeles to offer free one-on-one financial planning sessions. This is an opportunity to any questions you have about budgeting, credit, debt, retirement, estate planning, etc. A limited number of 30-minute sessions are available.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: LTSC (231 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA)
RSVP required: (213) 473-3035

Support LTSC Youth by Shopping at Ralphs

Support LTSC Youth by Shopping at Ralphs

Register (or re-register) for Ralphs Community Giving Program today and a portion of your total purchases will benefit LTSC’s after-school program. Remember, you must re-register EVERY YEAR. If you have any questions, please call Julie at LTSC at (213) 473-3027.

Instructions (PDF link) are posted online. LTSC’s NPO number is 83078 or can be found under “Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation”.

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9/9 – Casa Durae Grand Opening
9/10 – Financial Planning at LTSC
9/10 – Asian Small Business Expo
10/15 – A3M's Starnight 2016

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Green Tip

​Keep your fridge well-stocked! ​Having a lot of food in your refrigerator keeps it from warming up too fast when you open the door and it will use less energy to stay cool.​

Thank you to all our supporters for your contributions last month!

August Donors
May Arakaki
Aratani Foundation
Misako & Hiroshi Fujisaki
Jennie & Arthur Hasegawa
Betty & John Hatakeyama
Kikue Hirase
Takahiro Ide
Kayoko Inohara
Carol & Harold Iwata
Akiko & Tsugio Iwohara
Pauline & Dick Kaku
Mark Kawauchi
Toni Kitazawa
Noriko & Raymond Kong
Kelvin Lee
Phyllis Maruyama
June & Gary Masada
Matsuko McKellar
Meriko & Victor Miyamoto
Carrie & Walter Morita
Natalie Nakatani
Erica Namba
Yosuke Ouchi
PayPal Giving Fund
Mable & Frank Takenaka
George Tanaka
Stacey Tanaka
Stuart Tsujimoto
Keith Umemoto
Bruce Uyemura
Emily & Dan Weaver
Sally Yamashita
Gerald Yee

In Memory of Chor Chai Tan
Marie Tan and Gregory Tan

Budokan of Los Angeles Donations
Akemi Arakaki
Ceping Chao
April Cheng
Chicago Chapter Japanese American Citizens League
Allan Fujimoto
Janet Hasegawa & Cliff Chu
Teruhiko Higashi
Noelle Ito & Cliff Okada
Barbara & Philip Ito
Scott Ito & Nan Lee
Larry Katata
Kimberly Kawasaki
Judd & Leslie Matsunaga
Gene Matsushita
Mike Murase & June Hibino
Erich Nakano & Sandra Viera
Yvonne & Alan Nishio
Mary & David Noguchi
Helen H. Ota & Michael C. Palma
Davis Park & Allison Yoh
Lynn & Chancy Pratt
Richard Dunn Family Foundation
Scarlet Sy & Eric Olson
Ruth & Bill Watanabe
Kathleen Yamamoto
Gideon Young

In loving memory of Yoshi Hirai
Gerald & Chiyoko Niimi, Shelly Niimi, Allen Niimi

Vehicle Donations
Raul Guevara
Ellen & Alan Shimamoto

In-kind Donations
Anabel & James Durkin
Taeko & Scott Kanai
Shelter Partnership
Marsha & Gary Watanabe

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