Civil & Human Rights

Community Partnerships


List of Internship and Fellowship Programs

Upcoming Events







Our chapter members represent a broad demographic with varied interests, and as a result we offer diverse programs that we hope offer something for everybody. Hopefully you will find something here you are interested in too!

Educational Programs  



The chapter annually sponsors and administers scholarships for high school seniors in Santa Clara County.  Applications are available in the following links in PDF format, Freshman Scholarship and Vocational/Business Scholarship. 2014 material will be available at links above. 2014 scholarship application submittal no later than March 1, 2014 (Postmarked). 



Internship/Fellowship/Community Leadership Opportunities

For information about internship/fellowship/community leadership opportunities, the list is available at this link.


Furthermore, the chapter sponsors educational programs including guest lectures, discussions, and panel groups focusing on the Japanese American experience and historical lessons from the internment experience and the aftermath.  

Civil Rights   The chapter continues to promote the virtues of equality and tolerance for all Americans through its support of various human and civil rights activities and partnerships with like-minded community organizations.  

Campaigning for Justice: Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans
Support Letter from API Justice Coalition (2008)

Cultural   Stressing the importance of preserving Japanese American culture, customs and traditions in the spirit of promoting cultural awareness and understanding, SJ JACL offers numerous programs designed to share Japanese American culture .  

Community Building   One of the biggest priorities for the chapter is building bridges with fellow Japantown and community organizations in an attempt to foster increased cooperation, communication, and goodwill.  

Social Programs and Activities   SJ JACL is committed not only to being a responsible citizen of the non-profit community, but also to offering events that are fun and interactive.