Working together, we will share the legacy of the Nisei soldiers, who taught our country so much about citizenship, honor, duty and sacrifice.
Collecting and Sharing the Life Stories of the Nisei Veterans.
While our Hanashi crews are all volunteers, there are still many program expenses, such as costs for travel, film, maintenance of camera and sound equipment, and DVD reproduction. In addition, we must maintain our recordings in temperature-controlled archives to prevent degradation of the film.
Your support will help us to redouble our efforts to reach as many Nisei veterans as we can, as the clock ticks down on our nation's Greatest Generation.
Hosting Teacher Trainings to Share the Story with the Next Generation.
We have shared the Nisei soldier story with over 3,000 teachers in Maryland, Virginia, Texas, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.
Your support will help us to reach more school districts across the country to spread awareness about the legacy of the Nisei veterans – and the important lessons they taught our country about patriotism and constitutional rights.
Engaging Teens in Questions of Character and Citizenship.
Is it ever justified to take away individual rights for the good of the community? Students learn about the internment of Japanese Americans and the segregation of Nisei soldiers, as they grapple with current issues of citizenship and responsibility: the Patriot Act, Megan's Law, gang injunctions.
Your support means more students will be exposed to critical thinking workshops where they are challenged to take lessons from history to address issues in their schools and their communities.
Maintaining the Go for Broke Monument.
Our Monument proudly displays the names of over 16,000 Nisei soldiers who served in World War II. But there are many costs associated in maintaining our monument, including electricity to light the area at night, security, information kiosk upkeep, and mowing/trimming around the monument.
Your support will help to ensure that our Monument reflects the pride we feel in our Nisei veterans.
Providing Educational Resources to Students and Researchers.
In addition to our Hanashi oral history collection, we also maintain an extensive library of material related to the Japanese American experience. Each month we field inquiries from around the world from students, scholars, and families who have recently learned that an uncle or grandfather served with the segregated Japanese American units.
Your support will ensure that the circle of knowledge about the Nisei soldier legacy will continue to expand, and the appreciation of their unique contribution to America's history will continue to deepen.
The Go For Broke National Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.