"Promoting Preservation of the Historic Harada House, Youth Activities, Community Relations and Social Justice"

Upcoming Events

Riverside JACL holds 4 annual events: Installation Luncheon, Scholarship Dinner, Community Picnic, and General Membership Meeting. These events can play a significant role in fostering community, promoting cultural awareness, and supporting educational opportunities through scholarships.

Installation Luncheon

Join us for a special Installation of Officers Luncheon, where we celebrate new leadership, camaraderie, and a shared commitment to our organization's mission. Don't miss this momentous occasion!

Scholarship Dinner

Celebrate academic excellence at our High School Scholarship Awards Dinner! Join us in honoring exceptional students, recognizing achievements, and investing in future leaders. A night of inspiration awaits.

Community Picnic

Get ready for a day of fun, food, and fellowship at the Riverside JACL Community Picnic! We invite you, your family, and friends to join us for a fantastic day of celebration and togetherness.

California State Historic Park Enterance
Front Enterance of California State Historic Park Enterance

California Citrus State Historic Park

The Riverside JACL participated in the annual Citrus Festival at the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside CA. The festival included: Citrus Tastings, Cooking Demonstrations, Historic & Cultural Exhibits, Food & Drink Specialty Craft Vendors, Lawn Games, Storytelling, Music and Fun.

Harada House

Riverside School Renamed to Honor Japanese Immigrant Family

Renaming the school pays tribute to the contributions of Japanese immigrants and also promotes diversity, inclusivity, and recognition of different cultural backgrounds.
The Riverside Unified School Board voted unanimously in June to rename Highland Elementary School to Harada Elementary School. It’s the first school in Riverside, named after an Asian American family.

Japanese Temple with Mount Fuji in Background
Temple with Mount Fuji in Background

2024 Kakehashi Project Applications Coming Soon!

Each year, a number of participants are selected to participate in the JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.