FACLA’s Programs and Projects
FACLA’s Programs and Projects
FACLA offers a variety and different types of community services to the Filipino American community. These are the following: Community Services, Senior Services, Cultural Empowerment and Youth Services.
Under these programs are different projects that FACLA offers to the community.
1. Community Services
Newly Arrived Immigrants Assistance Program (NAIA)
The NAIA project helps newly arrived Filipino immigrants to accustom and acclimatized themselves to the new landscape. The project also help immigrant s offering them citizenship classes and other services like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Regular Community Cleanup
FACLA helps to keep the community clean and presentable and believes that “ a clean mind breeds clean surroundings.” Regular clean-up are held around FACLA and different neighborhoods in collaboration with the city council District 13 and the neighborhood council and youth groups like the UCLA Samahang Pilipino.
FACLA is also a venue for community advocacy for empowerment. discussions and forums for its thousands of its members where the burning issues of the day for the city of Los Angeles and national issues such as immigration, social security and senior services are discussed, debated and acted upon.
2. Senior Services
FACLA helps the seniors in the neighborhood by a system of referrals and seminars regularly being held and conducted by different city and private agencies and service providers.
FACLA for a graduated payment also provides a venue for senior organizations like S4PACE. Golden Agers, Knights of Rizals (KOR), MOTHER and different community organizations based in Historic Filipinotown.
There is social dancing every Wednesday and Fridaya and FACLA that adults and seniors can enjoy , FACLA also offers a venues for celebrations and commemorations lke baptisms, birthdays, memorials and other activities
3 . Cultural Empowerment
FACLA was envisioned as the Filipino Cultural Center that represents the varies cultures of the Philippines. The Philippines is composed of different ethnicities and regional groupings and has more than 125 dialects or languages.
FACLA has been the center of commemorations of Philippine events most specifically every June 12 Philippine Independence Day and December 30 Rizal Day .
This coming 115th independence day, FACLA is collaborating with the Philippine Consulate general for the Grand Parade that will be held in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles on June 8, 2013
As the Philippine national hero Dr, Rizal said that “the Filipino youth is the hope of the motherland”, FACLA is collaborating with the youth in providing them with a venue for their activite4s and in their activities and program.
Particularly with the youth driven Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the youth based Filipino American Associations with the different colleges and universities in California, FACLA is a center of activities for them.
FACLA has always been a youth partner in community empowerment and advocacy for Filipino American youths.