Community and social service associations

After World War II, in areas where Japanese Americans resettled in large numbers, community and social service organizations were formed to meet their needs. In Seattle, for instance, Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) organized and raised funds for a retirement home that would be culturally appropriate for the Issei (first-generation immigrants). Further, some Japanese Americans chose to go into social service work, in part motivated by their wartime incarceration.

Community and social service associations (68)

Related articles from the Densho Encyclopedia :
Emergency Service Committee, Japanese American Committee for Democracy, Kachigumi, Janice Mirikitani, Morale Committees, Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, Oahu Citizens Committee for Home Defense, Office of Civilian Defense (Hawaii), Police Contact Group (Honolulu), Women's War Service Association (Hawaii), Shigeo Yoshida

68 items
The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 78 (September 30, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-247)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 4 No. 78 (September 30, 1950) (ddr-densho-229-247)
"Confusion Reigns in the Nation's Capitol After House, By a Whopping Majority, Votes to Override Vetoed Walter Bill" (p. 1), "Congress Amends Trading Act" (p. 1), "Volunteer Solicitors Cover District in Annual Community Chest Campaign; Our Goal This Year Will be $9,100" (p. 1).
Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-77-26)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-77-26)
Kiyo's work with a YMCA program

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-60-13)
vh Tomio Moriguchi Interview II Segment 13 (ddr-densho-1000-60-13)
From Social Concerns to Nikkei Concerns, the origins of its elder care mission
Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 28 (ddr-densho-1000-123-28)
Description of Atlantic Street Center's methodology, approaches to helping troubled youth

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Tsuguo
vh Tsuguo "Ike" Ikeda Interview I Segment 26 (ddr-densho-1000-123-26)
Focusing on working with troubled youth with the Atlantic Street Center

As a teenager prior to World War II, began keeping scrapbooks with newspaper articles and memorabilia, a lifetime habit.

Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 75, No. 11 (September 15, 1972) (ddr-pc-44-36)
Selected article titles: "Major PSW Push Still in Education" (p. 1, 5), "Personalized Calif. License Plates with Racial Slur Distresses Senator" (p.1), "Nixon-Tanaka Statement" (p.2), "West Coast Nisei Express Fear in Being Caught in Trade War" (p.3), "Little Tokyo Health Fair Sept. 24" (p.4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 50 (June 22, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-217)
"Canadian Citizens Protest Court's Upholding Ruling on Restrictive Covenant" (p. 1), "Campaign to Enlist 1,000 Members for Urban League Begins Here" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 45 (June 27, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-33)
"International Body Ousts Local 7 Officers" (p. 1), "Urges Board to Sift Loss in Evacuation" (p. 1), "Death of Race Ties Unit of NHA Set for Monday, June 30; Lack of Funds Forces Move, Aide Says" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 49 (June 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-216)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 49 (June 18, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-216)
"Civil Rights Members Ask Introduction of Measure to Defeat Bias Practices" (p. 1), "Rites, Burial for Two War Dead from Area to be Held June 25" (p. 1) "Local CIO Tells Nisei Not to Sit on Fence in Matter of Picking Cannery Union" (p. 1).
Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
img Fujin Home (ddr-densho-2-3)
The Fujin Home, which was affiliated with the Christian Baptist Church, was located at 11th and Spruce in Seattle, Washington. It offered shelter for people such as orphans, the handicapped, and women who were recently divorced or widowed and who had nowhere else to go. Various types of classes and social activities were organized by the ...
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-296)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-296)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Posed group photo of another YPCC [Young People's Christian Conference], this time at the Centenary-Wilbur Church which was on the eastside of Portland." Caption on front of photograph: "Fourth Oregon Sectional Y.P.C.C. Centenary - Wilbur Church, Portland, Oregon, March 28-29, 1936."
Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-73-9)
vh Alice Matsumoto Ando Interview Segment 9 (ddr-one-7-73-9)
Participating in Japanese American community activities

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-84-8)
vh Nobu Suzuki Interview I Segment 8 (ddr-densho-1000-84-8)
Early involvement in church and the YMCA

References are made to several of Nobu Suzuki's personal papers, which are currently available for public perusal at the University of Washington's Manuscripts and University Archives.

Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-77-27)
vh Toru Sakahara - Kiyo Sakahara Interview II Segment 27 (ddr-densho-1000-77-27)
Working with the YWCA and the Bellamys

This interview was conducted over two days at the Sakaharas' home.

Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-147-16)
vh Helen Amerman Manning Interview Segment 16 (ddr-densho-1000-147-16)
Doctoral dissertation a possible factor in the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-287)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-287)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "A sectional Young People's Christian Conference (YPCC) which was held in Yakima, WA, February 23, 1935."
Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-304)
img Young People's Christian Conference (ddr-densho-259-304)
Caption by Homer Yasui: "Another posed group of YPCC [Young People's Christian Conference] attendees this time in Hood River, and taken in front of the Hood River High School auditorium."
Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
img Japanese American community meeting (ddr-densho-34-161)
Members of the Japanese American community meet outside the Japanese Hall on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
img Children's Orthopedic Guild bazaar (ddr-densho-34-52)
Mary Koura and fellow Children's Orthopedic guild members during a fundraising event. The Nisei women formed their own guild in 1948.
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