Dec 8, 2019

June 2019 Mini Grants

Three organizations received mini-grants to support their community projects.

National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)

NJAHS in San Francisco, CA received a grant to support Making Waves: 150 Years of the Japanese American Experience.      

Making Waves: 150 Years of the Japanese American Experience is a series of genealogy workshops and a public program commemorating the 150 years since the establishment of the first Japanese American settlement in the mainland United States. Our goal is to draw connections to notable events over the 150 year span of the Japanese American experience to broader community engagement issues today, as well as provide resources and skills to audience members to allow them to learn more about their community and personal family histories.

NJAHS will also host a Veteran’s Day commemoration for Nikkei veterans in November at the MIS Historic Learning Center. Veterans from the Japanese American community and their families, current military, and other dignitaries will be invited to participate in a public program honoring the sacrifice and service of Nikkei veterans during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and beyond. Following the program, NJAHS will host an open house at the MIS Historic Learning Center with other events and activities taking place inside the museum.

You can learn more about the National Japanese American Historical Society at www.njahs.org.

Post photo courtesy of NJAHS.

San Diego Chapter JACL

The San Diego Chapter JACL received a grant to create a historical panel exhibit and video promo.

The Historical Panel Exhibit will showcase the history of the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the San Diego Chapter JACL. This display will be used at our events’ registration and reception activities. We are targeting our upcoming 2019 “Never Forget – 90th Anniversary Gala” commemorating the 90 years of the JACL

Our video will be a historical tribute to the San Diego Chapter JACL and have numerous applications, premiering at our 2019 GALA. We will commemorate the 308 families who were evacuated to Santa Anita Racetrack and then interned at Poston War Relocation Center and the 118 Nisei soldiers who fought to prove their loyalty. The San Diego Chapter JACL video will promote the JACL’s mission and introduce the general public to the largest and oldest Asian American civil rights organization in the U.S.

You can learn more about the San Diego Chapter JACL at jaclsandiego.org.           

San Francisco Chapter JACL

Our grant to the San Francisco Chapter JACL supported their annual Community Health Fair.

We provide information, consultations, screenings and free flu shots.  Flu shots are available to seniors, however, all other services are available to the general public. We have a minimum of 2 doctors and 2 nurses on site at all times. 

We also offer information such as opioids, expired prescription medications, blood pressure, dental, vision, hearing test, podiatry, chiropractic and various other informational vendors and services.

You can learn more about the San Francisco Chapter JACL at sfjacl.com.