The Weyerhaeuser Company announced a grant of $5,000 to the Japan–America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) for their Japan in the Schools (JIS) program.
Since its beginning in 1994, the Japan in the Schools program has been presented to more than 30,000 students in the Puget Sound area.
In announcing the grant, Foundation President Bruce Amundson stated how pleased he was that the foundation is able to support the JIS program, which teaches students about Japanese culture and promotes better understanding between the two countries.
“This grant comes at a very exciting time in the life of this program,” states Megumi Kobayashi, chair of the JIS Committee. “We recently hired our first full-time JIS coordinator and are expanding the programmatic scope to include previously un-served age groups. This grant provides critical support to our mission of bringing Japan alive for local students.”
Founded in 1923, JASSW is a registered 501(c)(3) and one of the oldest nonprofits of its kind in Washington state. JASSW presents business, education, cultural, and social programs throughout the year.
The mission of the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation, established in 1948, is to nourish the quality of life in Weyerhaeuser’s communities, and to foster the understanding that sustainable forests meet important human needs. ♦
For more information, visit www.weyerhaeuser.com/Foundation or www.jassw.org.