Showing posts from April, 2010

Spring Kids clothing Drive

May 2010 FEW Community Service Clothing Drive
The FEW Clothing Drive in support of Living Dreams affiliated children’s homes
Drop off period: May 18-21
Send to: J. Maeda, Daizawa 3-22-21, Setagaya-ku. Tokyo 150 0032
You can also bring items to the May members meeting on Thursday May 13.
If you have any questions, please contact
Please send only the following items – others will be returned.

Children’s clothing for boys and girls ages 2-12
Types: Mostly play clothes such as shorts, t-shirt, and skirts, and fleeces are very popular as well.
Sizes: All sizes: small, medium, large, extra large.

Teen clothing for youth ages 13-18
Types: All types of clothing, including but not limited to: pants skirts, shirts and dresses
Sizes: all sizes are needed, including petite and larger sizes
Except for small children’s items we will not accept undergarments
All items should be new or nearly new and dry-cleaned.

Clothes will be distributed to children living in the Living Dreams network of …

New workshops starting in May 2010

UPDATES AND NEWS: New courses starting after Golden week!

* Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept
May 10, 10:00-12:00 => Open House (in English)
Location and Venue access: TUJ Azabu Hall
Temple University Japan Continuing Education Dept. NGO certificate program, NGO courses on offer: MDGs and Global issues , Community Organizing and Grant Proposal Writing (all on Saturdays)
Deadline for applications: May 15
For more information contact: Tel: 03-5441-9864, E-mail:
To register or for more information visit their website:

Tsuda International Training Program: Project Management (Tuesdays) and International Development Issues course (Thursdays)
Open house/information sessions (in English and Japanese)Friday April 23, 7:00-9:00pm
(All courses are run in English but information on program is in Japanese only.)
Deadline for applications: Wednesday April 28

Project management course infor for 2010 - in Japanese

Tsuda International Training Program 
「International Development Skillsコース」-プロジェクト・マネージメント

◆研修期間: 平成22年5月11日〜7月13日(火曜日) 19:00-21:00  10回
◆研修場所:津田塾大学オープンスクール(最寄駅:JR中央・総武線千駄ヶ谷駅、都営大江戸線国立競技場駅A4出口) (地図:
◆インストラクター セラジーン・ロシート 津田塾大学オープンスクールインストラクター、
◆定員: 15名
受講料 55,000円
◆お問合せ :津田塾大学オープンスクール事務室
    〒151-0051 東京都渋谷区千駄ヶ谷1-18-24
    TEL 03-3402-7333  FAX 03-3402-7688

NPO/NGO Networking Happy Hour: May 14

Friday May 14, 7:00-9:00

NPO/NGO Networking Happy Hour: Open to nonprofit NGO volunteers and staff and anyone who wants to get involved in community service.

Meet people from different organizations, share information about volunteering, and events.
Bring your fliers and brochures!

Location: JamRock Restaurant Café in Harajuku

Cost: 4000yen per person includes Jamaican food (served tapas style) + 2 drinks

Access info:

RSVP by May 10 to guarantee you can get in (max is 40 people)

Contact to reserve you place!

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Black Stripe Theater will present Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by Timothy Harris and Graig Russell and featuring Kevin Hand and Chris Parham

Friday April 16 (7.30 pm), Saturday April 17 (2.00 pm & 7pm), Sunday April 18 (2 pm & 7.30 pm).

The nearest station is Ushigome-kagurazaka (Exit A3) on the Oedo Line.

Tickets:¥2,500 advance purchase (by April 10), ¥2,500 for students and ¥3000 for all other tickets. For tickets, contact Walter Roberts by e-mail or visit

Talk on Nonprofit TAX and legal issues

sorry but this is postponed!

Thursday, April 15, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Nonprofit TAX and legal issues
FEW will co-sponsor a talk on nonprofit tax and incorporation issues with the TAC Women’s Club
Guest speaker: Takeshi Hayasaka, Nonprofit tax specialist and accountant
Location: TAC
a 10- to 15-minute walk from Shinagawa
1500yen per person
Limited to 30 people
RSVP by April 13

Upcoming class on international development

Wednesday April 7, 7:00-9:00pm
Tsuda International Training Program: Open house/information sessions (in English and Japanese)

Classes in international development writing, project mgt and issues

All courses are run in English but information on program is in Japanese only.

Get information about the 2 classes i am teaching here:
International Development Skills => project management
International development issues => MDGs

Deadline for applications: April 29
Find out more at or contact

40th anniversary of Earthday coming soon

It’s the 40th anniversary of Earthday!

Earth Day 40 is a pivotal opportunity for people, corporations, and governments to join together to create a global green economy. Our coordinated efforts now will be recognized by future generations as a turning point.

Earth day was designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. The first Earth Day was in 1970.

The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the March equinox - founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969. The United Nations first celebrated Earth Day on the March equinox in 1971. This was also the first time ever that the United Nations celebrated Earth Day. The Earth Day on the March equinox was also in 1970.

Each year more than 100,000 people join earth day Tokyo events. This years the organizers aim to make it the biggest Earth day ever!

Join NGOs and youth groups and in Yoy…