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The JETAA Chicago Leadership is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone in our community. To learn more review our Community Conduct & Agreements.

Don't forget to join us this Friday, May 24th from 7 - 8:30 pm CST, for the first event of JETAA Chicago's '24 Survival Series, JETogether, for outgoing '24 JETs ! Alumni are encouraged to come as well. This event will be an informal meet and greet for outgoing JETs to get the chance to learn about different areas in Japan, showcased by JET Alumni, as well as the opportunity to meet other JETs departing for the same area.

Sign up for JETogether here!

Then be sure to save the date for the next two Survival Series events:

Finally, JETAA Chicago is in need of JET alumni mentors to help educate and onboard the next generation of outgoing JETs! Interested? Fill out the Alumni Mentor In-take Form!

*Note: All alumni who register must fill out the 2024 Alumni In-take Form.

Being located in the Chicagoland area is not required to be a mentor. Any of our alumni in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana are welcome and wanted!

These events are open to outgoing JETs and alumni.

Questions? Contact Constance at

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The Board of Directors of the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) has opened a search for the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

JASC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served the Japanese American and broader community for over 75 years by providing social services to aging adults; the Legacy Center historical archive which preserves and shares Chicago’s Japanese American experience; cultural and educational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds; and a shared place for community. Later this year, JASC will be fulfilling its long-time dream of moving into a newly renovated building that will create a destination center for the community. JASC’s new home will be in the West Ridge neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois at 5700 N. Lincoln Avenue. JASC is at an exciting and pivotal moment in time, with sound operations and base of supporters.

JASC is seeking a talented executive leader capable of positioning the organization for the future by setting the vision, strategy, and plans; then, engaging people to act and participate. This individual will become a key leader in the community at large, and work with staff, board, funders, and stakeholders across academia, government, private sector, the arts, and other community organizations. The CEO will report to the Board of Directors. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

See more details and apply here.

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JETAA Chicago received the following request for volunteers from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago.

We are excited to announce 2024 Japan Festival will be held on Sunday, June 16th at Millennium Park!

We are currently looking for volunteers to build a wonderful team for a successful event. We need your help assisting attendees at the festival as well as assisting performers, exhibitors, and vendors!

Currently, volunteers will be provided with a food ticket and water. Volunteers are asked to participate for the entirety of the event from as early as 9 AM to 5 PM - times depending on the duty you are assigned.

Sign up here.

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Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Alumni Association of Chicago
Connecting JET alumni in the Midwest - Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana
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