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Japanese American Service Committee




The Japanese American Service Committee, now known as the JASC, was organized in 1946 as the Chicago Resettlers Committee and was formed to help re-settle those Japanese Americans coming to Chicago from the WWII Japanese American concentration camps.  Today, its mission is to engage people of all ages to experience Japanese American history and culture and to improve their well-being through innovative, high-quality programs and services tailored to the multicultural community.  In support of this mission, the JASC provides service programs to support the elderly in the community, kids' educational program to promote Japanese language and culture, and a range of additional cultural and language classes.  In addition, through the Legacy Center, the JASC is involved in projecting the story of Japanese American WWII incarceration to the larger community through exhibits, programs, archival collections, and a library.