The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil and human rights organization, recently announced the completion of a survey which was funded by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore, Md.
The survey project was undertaken by Dana Nakano, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine and a former Mike M. Masaoka Fellow for the JACL, along with members of the JACL staff.
This survey is a report of the state in which JACL members find themselves in and it will be helpful in planning for the future of the JACL. Respondents from those within the JACL answered a number of questions regarding the acculturation of Japanese Americans. An insight into the Japanese American experience may be gleaned from the survey results. The publication booklet which was produced on the project is titled “State of the Japanese American Citizens League, A Member Needs Assessment of a National Organization.”
The information gathered from the survey will be beneficial in helping the JACL to progress. It is also expected to be used for collaborative work in policy and community preservation with other Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. ♦
Copies of the survey booklet are available at the headquarters and regional offices of the JACL. Contact information may be found at www.jacl.org.