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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...

2020 JACL Chicago Scholarship Application Available!

The Chicago Chapter of JACL offers scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000+ to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to JACL’s mission. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s understanding of and alignment with...

Apply to join a young adult board!

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 program of JACL Chicago to engage young adults to become a part of the greater Chicago Japanese...

Who are we?

Next Generation Nikkei (NGN) is a young adult led program of Japanese American Citizens League Chicago Chapter that strengthens community relationships through youth engagement, leadership development, social justice education, and advocacy. We strive to cultivate joy and empower the next generation of Nikkei leaders!

Next Generation Nikkei is a group organized by young adults for young adults. Next Gen Nikkei has regular social events and hangouts. There are also opportunities to volunteer with JACL Chicago and develop professional skills. Through Next Gen Nikkei, members are able to build a diverse professional and social network, learn more about JACL Chicago, and grow with and through community leadership.

For updates or to join, check out our Facebook group