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JACL in a nutshell:



The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote cultural, educational and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community.



Aware of our responsibilities as the oldest and largest Asian Pacific American civil rights organization, JACL strives to promote a world that honors diversity by respecting values of fairness, equality and social justice.

National Level see jacl.org


Social Justice
   Anti-Hate Program, 100% Vote Campaign, Marriage Equality
Educational Programs
   regarding Japanese American historical experience and the lesson of the WWII incarceration.
Youth Programs
   Internships and Fellowships, Scholarships, National Youth/Student Council.
Leadership Development
Pacific Citizen, a semi-monthly publication
Annual National Conventions
National JACL Credit Union


District Level (Pacific Southwest District) see jaclpsw.org


Bridging Communities
Nikkei LGBTQ Initiative
API RISE (Reentry & Inclusion through Support and Empowerment)
Local Leaders; a summer leadership program
Quarterly District Meetings
Annual Awards Luncheon


Chapter Level: see GreaterLAjacl.org


Monthly Guest Speaker or Activity
Annual Fundraiser Dance
Annual Scholarship Award
Monthly Newsletter
Participation in Community Activities