- Children & Youth
- Immigrants & Refugees
LocationMONROE STARLINGTON, VA 22207 United States
Enhancing the quality of life of Japanese residents in the U.S. by bridging Japanese and American communities.
Hub Park is a Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2017. We started as a volunteer group, "DC-Komachi Kai" in 2014. At that time, we noticed a surprising lack of opportunities for Japanese women in Washington, DC, and decided to take action to create a platform for us to connect. We organized social events and a speaker series, as well as provided information through our own website. While we grew our membership, we started to hear from our members that they were having trouble feeling a sense of belonging in American society. This was the timing for us to transform our volunteer group into a nonprofit with the mission of being a bridge between Japanese and American communities.
Currently, we are organizing two programs. One is "Origami Kids" that supports Japanese families living in the U.S. by disseminating parenting information or conducting webinars. We also organize an online charity campaign, " Origami Kids Challenge" every April. The other program is " Bridge to Career in America". This program supports Japanese living in the U.S. who want to join the workforce. We offer a comprehensive course to learn about job hunting, conduct online classes, connect participants with mentors, and post interviews with Japanese who are working at the forefront of various industries.