HELLO! WE ARE JACL PACIFIC SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COME CHECK OUT
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO!

  • Youth Empowerment

    JACL Pacific Southwest recognizes the importance of developing future leaders in the API community. All of our programs all focus on youth empowerment, education and passing on our legacy.

  • Community Advocacy

    JACL Pacific Southwest District advocates to build a vibrant community for all generations. We advocate on issues that help prevent the further marginalization of  our communities.

  • Coalition Building

    JACL Pacific Southwest District understands the importance of coalition building. We work actively alongside with other community based organizations in order to build stronger solidarity in achieving our common goals.

Meet & Greet Our New Regional Director, 

Stephanie Nitahara 

Stephanie Nitahara, a Chicago transplant, has joined the team of Pacific Southwest District and we are so excited to have her as our new Regional Director. Here is a message from Stephanie to you! 


"Hello PSW!  I've been working in the Regional Office for a couple weeks now, have attended a few meetings, met some of the Little Tokyo community, and even some JACLers!  It's been a really exciting time getting to know so many new people, working in such a dense Japanese American population, and having SO MUCH JAPANESE FOOD!  This is such a novel experience coming from the Midwest where the JA population is significantly more widespread geographically.  I'm looking forward to fostering new relationships within the many layers of the great APIA community here in Southern California.  

Thank you for the support so many of you have shown me already, and I'm excited to meeting the rest soon!" - Stephanie Nitahara