Welcome to JACL Chicago
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.
Becoming a JACL member means joining the fight for social justice and equality.
With over 10,000 members and a history of leadership since 1929, JACL is the nations’ oldest, largest, Asian American civil rights organization.
Leading up to the primary election on March 20th, we are partnering with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (AJC) and the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) to mobilize people in the Asian American community. We have some civic engagement...
The Kansha Project is a JACL Chicago program that connects self-identified Japanese Americans, ages 18-25, to the continuing legacy of the Japanese American community’s incarceration during World War II. The program centers around an educational trip to Los Angeles’...
The 2018 JACL Chicago Scholarship application is now available! Scholarships range from $1,500 to $5,000+ and are open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to JACL’s mission of advancing social justice and promoting the...
JACL Chicago Chapter Newsletter
The JACL Chicago Chapter publishes bi-monthly newsletters called the JACLer to keep members and the community up-to-date on the latest information.
If you’d like to receive an electronic copy of the JACLer, let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and email address.