The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is pleased to announce on March 12 that 15 community groups and individuals have been awarded 2018-19 George and Sakaye Aratani Community Advancement Research Endowments. The awardees include the Gardena Pioneer Project, the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, the Go for Broke National Education Center, the Grateful Crane Ensemble, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, the Japanese Community Youth Council, Mary Uyematsu Kao, Kizuna, Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy, the Nichi Bei Foundation, the UCLA Nikkei Student Union, UCLA Nikkei Student Union Odori, Rising Stars Youth Leadership Program and Vigilant Love.
The George and Sakaye Aratani “Community Advancement Research Endowment” or Aratani CARE Awards are given to projects that will benefit and advance the Japanese American community. The award application process for 2019-20 begins in December. Projects that strengthen ties between the Japanese American community and UCLA students, staff and faculty receive particular consideration. Award recipients must list and acknowledge UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center and the Aratani CARE Award as co-sponsors on public relations and programs.
Nonprofit organizations and qualified individuals are invited to apply for awards that generally range from, but are not limited to, $1,000-$5,000. Information about the funding and how to apply is available at the Aratani CARE website at http://www.aratanicare.org/.
Specific questions about the Aratani CARE Award that are not covered on the website can be sent to the Aratani Care Team’s e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org.