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.

Work for JACL Chicago!


JACL Chicago is hiring a part-time Office Manager and a part-time Program Manager. If you’re interested in either role, please click below for more information. 


Recent News

JACL Chicago Voting FAQs

JACL Chicago Voting FAQs

JACL Chicago wants to help our members get the most accurate information about voting in 2020! Here are two quick voting guides for voting in Chicago and Suburban Cook County.

Apply to join a young adult board for 2020-2021!

Apply to join a young adult board for 2020-2021!

There are a couple volunteer opportunities for young adults in the community who are looking to get more involved with JACL Chicago: Next Generation Nikkei (NGN) is a young adult led program of Japanese American Citizens League Chicago Chapter that strengthens...

Congratulations to JACL Chicago Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to JACL Chicago Scholarship Winners!

By Christine Munteanu, Scholarship Committee Chair You may think that I am required to say this as the Scholarship Committee chair, but I truly mean it when I say that the annual Scholarship Luncheon is my favorite JACL Chicago event.  I love that it is, by its very...

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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 info@jaclchicago.org. Please include your name and email address.