Board Fellowship Program has opened my eyes to the numerous tasks and responsibilities of board members. As a staff member of a nonprofit, the program has given me a deeper understanding of how our organization works, as well as new programmatic strategies and effective communication channels.
- Kent Marume
The Board Fellowship Program has been instrumental to finding my place in the Japanese American community in Los Angeles. In just one year, it has provided me with opportunities to lead, teach, and learn. From the weekly Board Governance lessons, to application in Kizuna Board meetings, I have skills that have translated to better operations in the other organizations I'm involved in.
- Emi Kamemoto
The Board Fellowship Program has been a wonderful experience; I learned what it takes to bring about change and work alongside individuals who believe in the potential of our communities. I'm excited for our cohorts and how we will continue to shape the Japanese American story in the coming years.
- Airi Takashima