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Host families sought

Post Date:03/20/2017 3:25 PM

Walnut Creek has a new partner on the other side of the globe. In December, the City Council passed a resolution formalizing the City’s partnership connect  with Kita City, Japan. Kita City has a long history within the Walnut Creek community. For 17 years, they have participated in a formal student exchange program with the Seven Hills School and for the past two years participated in a summer exchange program with Las Lomas High School.

This summer, the two cities are partnering on a program for teens. Ten Kita City students, along with local students ages 14-18, will participate in a week-long photography workshop through the City’s Center for Community Arts. The program begins on Aug 14. Kita City is looking for host families for the 10 students. Those interested in hosting a Kita City student should contact Mihoko Malian, mmalian@comcast.net for more details.

(Photo is of cherry blossoms in Kita City's Asukayama Park)

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