Unite People JACL Youth

Youth are the Future – Diversity our Strength

Portland JACL Unite People youth group

Portland JACL Board members join Connie MAsuoka and the Unite People Youth Group as they hail the new Unite People Officers and bid farewell to the outgoing class.
Photo by Curtis Suyematsu

Unite People (also known as UP) is the youth chapter of the Portland JACL. We are a diverse group of youth from all over the Portland metro area who come together once a month to discuss current socio-political issues and plan upcoming events and fundraiser to support the local community. For example we regularly participate in the Nikkei community picnic at Oaks Park, the annual Mochitsuki Festival. We are also involved with other community services such as Goose Hollow – a homeless shelter for families in downtown.

Mission Statement

Unite People (UP) is a membership-driven organization whose mission is to secure and uphold civil and human rights for all people and participate in the development of understanding between social and ethnic groups.

Membership Eligibility

If you are between the ages of 14 and 24 with genuine interests in social justice, cultural understanding, and bringing about positive change within the community, then you are more than qualified to join!

Meeting times:

We have meetings on the
3rd Friday of every month

Epworth United Methodist Church
1333 Southeast 28th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-2937

(503) 232-5253

Bus: SE Hawthorne & 27th

Come and see what we are all about. Enjoy some snacks and food as well. Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Parents are welcome.

Portland JACL Unite People youth group

How to Join