The Mirai Generations Leadership Program (MGLP) encourages participants to CONNECT, INSPIRE, and ACT within the Japanese American community. It provides the opportunity for engagement with leaders to serve the JA community. Participants will create the framework to become meaningful contributors and mentors to the JA community and ensure its growth into the future.
Sakura Foundation gratefully acknowledges Simpson United Methodist Church/Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation and Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple/Nisei Veterans Heritage Foundation for their generous grant support of the Mirai Generations Leadership Program.
The Mirai Generations Leadership Program will nurture, connect and support emerging leaders who are passionate about and dedicated to the Japanese American community and its culture. This program will support these leaders in various roles to grow and sustain our community and showcase the JA culture. It is our hope that these participants will later serve as mentors to ensure that our JA culture and community thrives into the future.
Application Process – Please check back in November 2018!
Applications will be reviewed by a Committee Panel, who will select candidates to be interviewed the evenings of January 16, 18 and 25 (one date per applicant). The interview provides the opportunity for the candidate to discuss the application in detail and express his/her personal commitment to the JA community and its future. Following the interview process, successful candidates will be notified via email of their acceptance in early February 2018.
The tuition fee for the 2018 Mirai Generations Leadership Program will be $250 per participant. Financial aid and/or scholarships may be available on a case-by-case basis once the selection process is completed. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to all sessions including the kick off retreat. All retreat materials, food and lodging costs are covered by the program.
Applicants must be available to attend the Class of 2018 Meet and Greet evening, kick off retreat weekend, all MGLP learning sessions, graduation celebration and participate in the Community Impact Group Project and Presentation. All dates are specified in the application.
Applicants will be required to email the following items with their applications:
Please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.