The Little Tokyo neighborhood is rich with organizations and groups that provide a wide range of services, activities, and programs for all members of the public. A good starting point to search for community resources is the Little Tokyo Community Council, a 70-member group that represents the interests of residents, small business owners, churches and temples, nonprofits, and other stakeholders.
Community Education and Classes
A weeklong day camp that uses fun activities to teach young people about Japanese American heritage, open to any student entering grades 6-8, who wants to have fun learning about Nikkei heritage.
A community technology center that offers free or low-cost computer classes and public access drop-ins for youth, adults, and seniors.
Go For Broke National Education Center
Offers programs to educate students and teachers of the history of Japanese American soldiers of World War II, the Japanese American incarceration, and the civil liberties issues raised by these events.
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics
A national, nonprofit organization that works to achieve its mission by Developing people, Informing society, and Empowering communities.
Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center
Provides a variety of community education programs for youth and adults including dance, karate, sushi-making, calligraphy, and Japanese/English language arts.
Nikkei Community Internship
A summer internship and leadership development program matching young Nikkei with Japanese American community organizations in the greater Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay areas.
Los Angeles City Housing Authority
HACLA provides quality housing options & supportive services to the citizens of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Housing Department
Information and resources available for renters, where to find housing, and other assistance.
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
LAHSA is an independent unit of local government, formed to address the problems of homelessness on a regional basis.
Small Business Resources
Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program
Assists the development of small and micro businesses in Los Angeles with particular focus on Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Thai Town and Filipino business communities, especially those of low income immigrants.
Little Tokyo Business Association
The merchants, businesses and professional people who comprise the LTBA are dedicated to maintaining a vibrant and vital community. The LTBA works in cooperation with the Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles City Council and other organizations to promote Little Tokyo and share its rich and multi-faceted culture.
Little Tokyo Business Improvement District
Managed by the Little Tokyo Business Association Board of Directors, the Little Tokyo BID supplements City services by providing a professional security patrol, street maintenance, and marketing programs.
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California
Provides opportunities and services for business development and supports the advancement and growth of the community and businesses.
Social and Community Services
Japanese Community Pioneer Center
Room: 301, JACCC. (213) 680-1656
Services & Cultural classes for (Japanese speaking) seniors including computer classes, a senior lunch program, and other socializing activities.
Little Tokyo Service Center
A multipurpose social service center that provides linguistically and culturally sensitive social services to the Little Tokyo community and the broader Japanese American community in the Southland.
Jobs and Careers
Go For Broke
Customer Service Representatives (Microsoft Word document)
Bank of America
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