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  • 2003
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  • Springfield College
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  • This photograph shows Dunbar Reed (right) and Fred Hoshiyama (Left) at the YMCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2003 posing with another man. Dunbar Reed earned his undergraduate degree from Wiley College in Texas and his graduate degree from Springfield College. He began his career in 1938 as a program director at the Kansas City (Mo.) YMCA. He worked mostly in Y's that served predominantly black communities, but did not confine himself to... more
    This photograph shows Dunbar Reed (right) and Fred Hoshiyama (Left) at the YMCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2003 posing with another man. Dunbar Reed earned his undergraduate degree from Wiley College in Texas and his graduate degree from Springfield College. He began his career in 1938 as a program director at the Kansas City (Mo.) YMCA. He worked mostly in Y's that served predominantly black communities, but did not confine himself to that role. He frequently worked with the community as a whole, specializing in problem solving and volunteer development. In 1941, Reed became a branch executive at the Wichita (Kan.) YMCA. Beginning in 1953, he served on the national staff at two area councils and then became the director of field services for the National Council. At one point, he was the highest-ranking African-American in the United States YMCA movement. Born at a YMCA community for Japanese immigrants, Fred Hoshiyama lived his entire life in association with the YMCA. He served as the Boys’ Work secretary at the San Francisco (Calif.) Japanese YMCA Branch. In 1942, he was interred at the Government Internment Camp in Utah, where he helped to create YMCA-based programs to help address the social, educational, and recreational needs of the Japanese-Americans held in the camp. An offer to study at Springfield College provided Hoshiyama with an early release from the camp. In 1946, he served as the community youth program director in Honolulu (Hawaii), before returning to San Francisco in branch executive roles. In 1971, he was appointed associate staff of the national program and Urban Development Division. He developed National Youth Program Using Mini-Bikes (NYPUM), a program that eventually engaged 250,000 high-risk youth in productive activities. From 1976 to 1983, he assisted in the formation of the National Association of Student YMCAs. In retirement, Hoshiyama continued to serve in numerous training and consulting roles, maintaining an active presence in Y-USA’s Principles and Practices training. less
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