The FCC provides culturally competent programs and services, help community members access free and low-cost resources, and connect families to grassroots organizations and advocates. 

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Healthy relationships program

The Healthy Relationships Program provides culturally appropriate community education on domestic violence and unhealthy relationships. We seek to develop awareness and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, and provide resources and culturally relevant support for those seeking to leave abusive relationships. We also provide mentorship and leadership development for young women, and create opportunities for the cultivation of women’s empowerment.

 

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Worker's rights advocacy

In collaboration with grassroots organizations, we provide case management, support, and advocacy in cases of wage theft, labor trafficking, and other labor claims against employers.

The FCC provides support services, outreach, and education to the primarily low-income, recent immigrant, and limited-English- proficient Filipino community in and around San Francisco. For over 12 years, the FCC has built trust and visibility in the Filipino community in advocating for immigrant and workers’ rights, collaborating with legal support, ethnic media outlets, and government agencies to help workers win over $2,000,000 in back wages, overtime, and other compensation. FCC has had a strategic focus on preventing wage theft in the Filipino-concentrated caregiving industry, as well as hotel, restaurant, and other low-wage workers.

 

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kabataan Youth Leadership Program

Kabataan (“Youth” in Filipino) is a youth leadership program that serves Filipino high school youth in San Francisco with the opportunities and skills needed in their own lives, schools, and communities.

Through weekly educational and skill development workshops, Filipino cultural activities, team building, and community field trips - youth develop leadership skills they can use both in school and in the community.

Kabataan has three core values:

  1. Kapamilya (Family): Providing a fun, safe, and empowering youth space where everyone is treated like family

  2. Kamalayan (Consciousness): Learning skills that will teach us to be better leaders in our schools and communities

  3. Katarungan (Justice): Taking action in youth organizing campaigns and community events that make positive changes for our communities