Central Valley Nikkei Summit (CCDC)

On January 26th of 2019, NY/SC Youth representatives Kelly and Jenna Aoki worked with the CCDC District Council, Yonsei Memory Project, Central California Nikkei Foundation, and Chinatown Fresno Foundation to host the inaugural Central Valley Nikkei Summit. This summit aimed to create cohesion within the Japanese American youth community and foster intergenerational dialogue, while keeping questions of changing demographics and the engagement of diverse communities in mind. Over the course of the day, presentations by various sponsoring AAPI organizations were interspersed with the opportunity for participants to talk about Japanese American identity, youth engagement, service, and inter-community communication. The NY/SC is very proud of the community partnerships formed during the planning and run of the summit.