ICC encourages involvement in helping local businesses and organizations launch and expand in the local community. ICC has sent volunteers, interns, and staff to assist in the growth of the following groups:

Megumi Project

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With the success of Nozomi Project in Ishinomaki, a sister project was created and expanded into the nearby town of Onagawa. Close to 10% of the population was lost along with the central infrastructure of the town. Megumi Project is an … Read More

Nozomi Project

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With a God-directed vision and calling, the Nozomi Project is led and overseen by a team of missionaries who are part of Be One Tohoku Aid. “Nozomi” means “hope” in Japanese, and the Nozomi Project is a social enterprise bringing hope, … Read More

Hamaguri Hama

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Hamaguri Hama is a locally run initiative on the peninsula that is a part of Ishinomaki. Many of its small villages were wiped out from the earthquake and tsunami. A small group of young folks, who were unwilling to abandon the … Read More

Tohoku Recovery and Development Initiative

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The vision for the Tohoku Recovery and Development Initiative (TRDI) is to foster wholeness in the community through the restoration of relationships and the sharing of resources. Through asset identification, research, and network creation, TRDI encourage and collaborates with individuals, … Read More