Panel Appearances, Awards & Recognition - Little Tokyo Service Center

Panel Appearances, Awards & Recognition


11/1-11/3 (Mariko Lochridge, Small Business Counselor) Small Business Anti-Displacement Network Conference Speaker

10/24 (Mariko Lochridge, Small Business Counselor) What is the Future of Anzen Hardware?, Tadaima Speaker

9/20 (Debbie Chen, Director of Real Estate) The State of Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles, California Community Foundation

8/10 (Debbie Chen, Director of Real Estate) Partnerships for Housing Preservation, Enterprise

July-Aug (Mariko Lochridge, Small Business Counselor) Community Leadership Bootcamp, Los Angeles Conservancy

7/12 (Takao Suzuki, Director of Community Development) Community Owned Models to Prevent Displacement, Inclusive Action for the City

7/11 (Erich Nakano, Executive Director) What is a Child-Friendly Community and How Can You Create One?, BUILD 2023 Conference

7/3 (Brian Kohaya, Former Office Manager, Current REDD Intern) Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship 

6/16 (Kathy Masaoka, LTSC Board Member & Yasuko Sakamoto, LTSC founding member and former Director of Social Services) Chasing Cherry Blossoms: Asian Enough?

6/13/2023 (Grant Sunoo, Director of Community Building and Engagement) Community Initiatives Advisory Committee, NeighborWorks

5/20 (Vivian Lee, Social Worker) API Caucus – ShAAPIng Leadership through Community Organizing: Stronger Together

5/17 (Erich Nakano, Executive Director) Accion Opportunity Fund, AAPI Month Speaker

5/11 (Hi-Woo Lee, Social Worker; on behalf of LTSC) Korea Town Senior and Community Center (KSCC) 10th Anniversary Event: Honored for Outstanding Dedication

5/8 (Yuka Kato, Social Worker & Therapist) Kosodate Benricho: The Ultimate Guide for Japanese Living Abroad

4/15 – (Kimberly Kawasaki, Terasaki Budokan Programs & Social Media Coordinator) Nikkei Basketball Heritage Association (NHBA): Building Perseverance: How Basketball Teaches Nikkei Cultural Values

2/25 – (Yuka Kato, Social Worker & Therapist) Nibei Foundation & Nikkei Doctors’ Club (NDC): School Child’s Language Barrier and Stress

2/22 – (Debbie Chen, Director of Real Estate) A Foot In The Door: The BIPOC and Emerging Developer Roundtable

2/11 – (Matthew Yonemura, Changing Tides Program Coordinator) Sansei Legacy Convening

2/2 – (Matthew Yonemura, Changing Tides Program Coordinator) UCLA Nikkei Student Union (NSU) General Meeting

1/21 – (Matthew Yonemura, Changing Tides Program Coordinator) Budokan Cinema: Weathering With You


11/30 – (Matthew Yonemura, Changing Tides Program Coordinator) JIB Fund Grantee Convening: Caring for Ourselves and Our Community

10/25 – (Matthew Yonemura, Changing Tides Program Coordinator) Paramount Inclusion Week Session: Hope, Healing and Purpose: Preventing Suicide in Youth of Color

8/08 – (Bill Watanabe) Bill Watanabe Named Nisei Week Inspiration Award Honoree

8/08 – (Mike Murase) Mike Murase Named Nisei Week Pioneer Spirit Awardee

5/31 – (Erich Nakano, Executive Director) Building Power, Creating Opportunity in Low-Income Asian American Communities

5/25 – (Erich Nakano, Executive Director) Neighborworks Symposium: Advancing Housing and Economic Investments in Communities of Color

5/20 – (Matthew Yonemura, Changing Tides Program Coordinator) Boeing Addressing AAPI Hate Virtual Panel Discussion

5/17 – (Mathew Yonemura, Changing Tides Program Coordinator) Keiro Speaker Series: Family Approaches to Positive Mental Health

3/3 –  (Tak Suzuki, Development Director) SCANPH Town Hall: United to House LA Ballot Measure


11/9 – (Erich Nakano, Executive Director) Focusing on AAPI Communities: A Southern California CRA Banker Roundtable

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