SAN FRANCISCO — The Japanese Culture and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) welcomes Yumi Yukawa as its new development manager.
Yukawa comes from Los Angeles and brings with her development experience in the nonprofit industry. She previously worked at RAND Corporation as an advancement services and Raiser’s Edge specialist and as a development associate at Go For Broke National Education Center. She was also fundraising chair of the community service group Nikkei Bridge.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of the JCCCNC family,” said Yukawa. “I strongly believe in the center’s mission and its importance within the Japanese community here in San Francisco, throughout the Bay Area and even the world. I look forward to many new friends and working with such a strong team here.
“In Los Angeles, I had the fortune of working closely with the Nisei veteran community. The hardships that the Nisei generation endured have paved the way for future generations and I will forever be grateful. Through their struggles and success, I am inspired by their legacy and will continue to preserve and share our culture within the evolving community.”
Yukawa graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in international studies. She then lived in Japan for close to four years with the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme in Gunma and Shizuoka prefectures.
“We are pleased to have Yumi on board,” said JCCCNC Executive Director Paul Osaki. “She represents the next generation and the future of the community and we look forward to a prosperous future with her.”