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Host Families Sought

May 01, 2017 08:40PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Host Families Sought

Walnut Creek has a new partner on the other side of the globe. In December, city council passed a resolution formalizing the city’s partnership connection 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 August 14. Kita City is looking for host families for the 10 students. Those interested in hosting a Kita City student should contact Mihoko Malian at [email protected] for more details.