Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Stanton Fellowship, 2016

Leslie A. Ito is the President and CEO of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, a cornerstone institution in Little Tokyo that offers everything from dance and music performances, Japanese tea and ikebana demonstrations to an Ukulele Center. A former Program Officer at the California Community Foundation, Leslie has worked deeply with visual, performing and traditional arts organizations in Los Angeles. She will investigate how community-based, ethnic specific organizations can reinvent themselves for a new generation in a changing social context and evolving cultural ecology.

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