Welcome to the San Mateo chapter of the JACL!

Speak & Lead With Pride

Improve your public speaking and leadership skills today!

 

The San Mateo County Chapter of OCA is now accepting applications for its premier Speak & Lead With Pride program for the 2023 year! This is a hands-on course designed to teach the art of public speaking and leadership skills to Asian Pacific American high school students. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will gain remarkable confidence in their public speaking and leadership abilities. The course will conclude with a recognition ceremony and speech contest for a $500 scholarship prize.

 

When:          Six Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, all in 2023

                        Jan. 28th, Feb. 4th, Feb. 11th, Feb. 18th, Feb. 25th, & Mar. 4th,

                        plus a Recognition Ceremony & Speech Contest,

                        on Wednesday, Mar. 8th, 6-8:30 PM

Where:         Foster City Recreation Center (Crane and Gull Rooms)

                        650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404

Cost:             FREE for all students! 100% financed by OCA San Mateo

 

 

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

 

  • Proof of vaccination is not required

  • Facemasks/face coverings can be worn at your discretion

 

 

To learn more about OCA San Mateo and Speak & Lead With Pride, please follow the link below:

http://www.ocasanmateo.org/youth/speakandlead/speakandlead.php

 

Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 13, 2023

Please email all applications to andressoohoo@ocasanmateo.org.

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Origami Aloha Shirt Festival Collage 2020

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Online Origami Festival!

San Mateo JACL is hosting an online origami event! Send us a picture of your origami aloha shirt!

80th Anniversary
Celebration!!!

San Mateo JACL is 80 years old! Read about our celebration!

 

Event Details

Tanforan Memorial

This is an architectural rendering of the memorial planned to be installed at San Bruno BART station.

 

The fundraising campaign for this important memorial has begun. See pictures from the reception, held October 31st, 2015. For more information and to donate, please go to

www.tanforanmemorial.org

San Mateo JACL
Board Meetings

When: Third Thursday (with rare exceptions) of each month, 7:15PM

Where: San Mateo Japanese American Community Center, located at 415 S. Claremont St. in San Mateo.

Who: Non-board members, visitors, and members of the community are welcomed to attend

 

SMJACL Needs Board Members! If you would like to be part of our active board please email maryjoka@aol.com.

Board of Directors @ 2021 Scholarship & Internship Award Picnic