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Young Adults: How to get involved!

We are now launching the 2018-2019 year of our young adult programs. *Anyone is welcome to join us for our events! But if you are looking to develop leadership skills and build community together, consider joining one of the boards for one of these programs: See our...

Announcing the 2018 Scholarship Awardees!

JACL Chicago's scholarship program recognizes the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated a commitment to JACL’s mission of advancing social justice and promoting the legacy and cultural heritage of the Japanese American community. Congratulations to the...

Kansha Project Crane Campaign

Help bring the spirit of kansha to Manzanar through the 2018 Kansha Project Crane Campaign! Throughout the month of April, the Kansha Alumni Leadership Board will be folding one thousand origami cranes (senbazaru) that will be delivered to Manzanar cemetery as an...

Help Protect the Japanese American Confinement Sites Program

The Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant program (JACS) is a National Parks Service grant program that distributes funds nationally to preserve the important history of Japanese incarceration during WWII. In just 8 years JACS has provided nearly $3 million to...

Mobilizing Asian American Communities

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...

Kansha Project Applications Available!

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’...

2018 Scholarship Application Available!

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...

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