It started with one student.
Our founder, Fuga Takahashi, did not set out to create a 501c3 non-profit. Instead, his journey started when he tutored a student for free. Realizing the struggles that Japanese students face in American life, Fuga sought after other volunteers willing to help the cause, creating J-To-A.
100 Hours Taught
J-To-A Files for Articles of Incorporation
Japanese students moving to the United States face a language barrier, struggling in school and everyday life.
J-To-A strives for these students to be able to adjust to American life.
We Aim for
Japanese Students to
Be Able To Learn At School
Be Accustomed To American Life
”Thank you for providing an easy-to-understand and fun class every time"
J-To-A Approved To Be a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
261 Hours Taught
Our members felt that Japanese children living in the United States were struggling with English, so we established "J-To-A" with a strong desire to support such children.
Fuga Takahashi President Hello! My name is Fuga and I am the founder of J-To-A. Other than teaching, I work on managing this organization. I am extremely passionate about helping others in my Japanese community. 9 years ago, I moved to the United States from Japan, and have lived here since.
Praneel Patel Vice President My name is Praneel and I am the Vice President at J-To-A! I love to work collaboratively and motivate the team to do the best we can. In my free time, I enjoy biking and swimming. Helping out at J-To-A has been a great experience for me and I am fortunate I have the opportunity to help out the community.
Sai Chappidi Secretary Hi! I am the Secretary and head of outreach here at J-To-A. I mountain bike in my free time with my family. Although I have a busy schedule, I can always make time for anyone.
Shalin Patel Treasurer Hello! My name is Shalin and I am the Treasurer at J-To-A. I have experience as a treasurer and a tutor. In my free time, I like to read books and learn new things.
Dedicated (2 years +) Volunteers
Brady Van Bibber
J-To-A is exploring other initiatives to support the Japanese community. We hope to continue to support students' mental health support and host a J-To-A high school course and college education event.