Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) was officially established on July 13, 1985, with the mission to help improve the quality of life of Taiwanese Americans in the United States.
The mission of TACL is to enhance the quality of life for Taiwanese Americans in the US. Our work is largely devoted to building an understanding of Taiwanese American heritage, encouraging pride in Taiwanese American identity, developing a strong Taiwanese American community, advocating around issues pertinent to Taiwanese Americans, and helping to contribute to our culture, ever richer in its diversity.
The official chapters of TACL, branded Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP), make up the largest network of Taiwanese American young professionals in the United States. TACL’s TAP chapters span the country from coast to coast, with events and programs focused on pillars of culture, community service, professional, social, and leadership. TAP chapters serve as the local voice and leadership of TACL in each region.
TACL’s programs serve to benefit all ages, but have all emphasized on leadership and identity development programs for youth, encouraging involvement and development in areas that Asian Americans lack adequate representation. Signature programs include the Leadership Identity Development (LID) and Leading Youth Forward (LYF) Camps, Political Internship (SIP), Journalism Internship (JIP), Entertainment Internship (EI), High School Scholarship, and Junior Taiwanese American Students Association (JTASA).
TACL is a 501(c)3 non-profit run entirely by unpaid volunteers.