2011 JAS Initiative Grantees
Japan America Society of Colorado. Denver, CO.
Three-Year Plan to Achieve Sustainability (Year 1)
Project Director: Claudine Locascio
The goal of the "Three-Year Plan to Achieve Sustainability" is to create a sustainable organization with an effective network which will enhance the quality & quantity of programs in Colorado which promote good relations with Japan. We aim to achieve this goal by expanding our network into Northern Colorado, increasing & expanding membership activities, and hiring a part-time Development Director, who will assist with JAS Colorado program expansion as well as coordination & collaboration with non-staffed Japanese organizations in Colorado.
Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida. Pensacola, FL.
Project Director: Shigeko Honda
This annual Florida-Japan Summit will bring together the Japan-related entities in Florida. The summit will result in a higher level of coordination of activities, networking, program development, & a forum to explore an expanded role for JAS Northwest Florida in the state.
Japan Society of Boston. Boston, MA
Building Membership-Building Community (Year 1)
Project Director: Peter Grilli
The goal of the membership development and community leadership initiative is to establish programs and events to build membership and community among the JS of Boston and its constituents. Kicking off this campaign will be the first Japan Spring Festival in Boston.
Japan America Society of Georgia. Atlanta, GA.
Director of Development and Programming (Year 3)
Project Director: Yoshi Domoto
The Director of Development and Programming has enabled JASG to sustain and expand membership, create long-term sustainable programs and projects to ensure the growth of the Society, and expand membership and programming outside the metropolitan Atlanta area. The DDP will continue to manage the outreach project, working to develop and execute effective membership outreach and fundraising campaigns.