Join San Jose JACL!

Become part of a community of over 24,000 members in 112 local chapters located throughout the country, a network of Japanese Americans and friends devoted to celebrating the Japanese American experience and preserving Japanese American cultural heritage for future generations. As the nation's oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the country, JACL gives you access to an organized national network of JACL members advocating civil and human rights. 

Member Benefits

  • National JACL Pacific Citizen - A Japanese American bi-weekly newspaper providing up-to-date information on issues pertaining to the Japanese American community. The Pacific Citizen is sent free in electronic form to all members. If you prefer a paper copy, there is a $17 surcharge. For more information, please read this notice.

  • San Jose JACL Outlook - Chapter Quarterly newsletter with information regarding chapter news, events and activities.

  • Scholarship Eligibility - College bound high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students can apply for JACL scholarships. JACL distributes over $70,000 each year to deserving student members.

  • Internships and Fellowships - Eligibility to participate in a variety of internships and fellowships for young professionals and college students.

  • JACL Credit Union - Eligibility for use of JACL's national credit union.

  • Health Insurance Services - Members are eligible for group health insurance programs through the JACL Group Health Trust. You may also be eligible for Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Major Medical Insurance, Short Term Medical, Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, and Long Term Care Insurance. 

  • Discounts on Hertz Rental Car, AARP & UPS Affiliate Program.

To join or renew your membership DOWNLOAD THIS FORM and mail it with your payment to San Jose JACL.