Membership Benefits

As a member of Portland JACL, you are also a member of the JACL—a national network that addresses policies and issues that affect you. Other benefits include:

Portland JACL Local Benefits:

  • Portland JACL Newsletter highlighting events and people in our community
  • Thousands of dollars of local scholarships for youth and post-graduate programs
  • Access to Unite People, the Portland JACL youth group

Pacific Citizen
The national newspaper of the JACL which provides up-to-date information on issues pertaining to the Japanese American community.

JACL Credit Union
Membership in the JACL credit union gives you eligibility to the National JACL Credit Union

College-bound high school seniors and college undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to participate in the scholarship program which distributes more than $70,000 each year.

Mike Masaoka Fellowships
Eligibility to receive a Mike Masaoka Fellowship.

Free admission to the Japanese American National Museum

Rental Car Discount:
You will receive a card entitling you to discounts on Hertz car rentals.

Your membership fuels the JACL mission:

  • More members means more power to protect civil and human rights for all
  • Membership dues are reinvested into our community by empowering tomorrow’s leaders and youth
  • We are able to print and circulate curriculum to educate students and politicians alike about Japanese American and Asian American history


Membership Categories

Individual – $65 per year
Regular sustained members of the organization.

Students & Youth – $30 per year
Members who are 25 years or younger or who are currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Couple & Family – $110 per year
Spouses or partners (and children) residing in the same household.

1000 Club & Century Club – $200-$350 per year
An exclusive membership category whose members make larger annual contribution to the programs of the organization.

1000 Club Spouse – $32
Spouse of a current 1000 Club, Century Club or Life Member.

Life – $3000 or $5000
Members who pay a lump sum to establish a lifetime membership.

Portland Chapter Booster – $18 per year
These members do not receive the Pacific Citizen, but do receive the Portland Chapter newsletter. All proceeds from Booster membership directly benefit the Portland Chapter.

Membership Application

JACL Membership Form

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