2014 DC Program

These are the highlights of Part I of the 2014 TOMODACHI U.S. Japan Youth Exchange Program, which took place in Washington, DC this past summer. Check out our Student Blog and The Big Ideas for more information about what actually went on and what we learned.

Week One:

Mon, July 21                 

Welcome Orientation Program at American Councils
Neighborhood Walk
Workshop by spoken word artist George “G” Yamazawa

Tues, July 22                 

Workshop by Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – #Everyday DC project
City Exploration by Charter Bus

Wed, July 23                 

Panel: The Japanese American Experience in World War II
Panel: Stories of US-Japan Exchange
Tour of the Library of Congress
Tour of the US Capitol
Courtesy call to DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Thurs, July 24                 

Program at US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Walking Tour of Tidal Basin and MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War, Vietnam War, and World War II Memorials

Fri, July 25                 

Visit to Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture exhibit at NMAH
Visit to the Latin American Youth Center
Visit to Columbia Heights Education Campus
Neighborhood Walk

Week Two:

Mon, July 28                 

Visit to 1776
Briefing by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Visit to DC Central Kitchen
Visit to the “Designing for Disaster” exhibit at the National Building Museum
Visit to the Memorial to Japanese American Patriotism in World War II

Tues, July 29                 

Presentation by DC Vote
Presentation by Operation Understanding DC
Visit to Malcolm X Elementary School and Service Project
Conversation with Rock Newman

Wed, July 30                 

Workshop by LearnServe International on Social Entrepreneurship
Quilting Workshop
Visit to Words Beats & Life

Thurs, July 31                 

Work on Final Presentation
Community Service Project at Martha’s Table
Visit with Andy Shallal at Busboys & Poets

Fri, Aug 1                 

Meeting with Dan Davidson, President of American Councils
Final Presentation
Bowling at Lucky Strike