Our programs and events are dedicated to bringing multi-ethnic, multi-generational audiences together to establish a deeper understanding and appreciation of our connections with diverse ethnicities and cultures as well as our Philippine and Philippines American heritage, and with the world around us.
Offer your ideas about future Rizal Community Center programs.
Tell us about a program you would like offered or create your own program for our community. Our Executive Director would be happy to meet with you to talk about your idea and explore how you can be a part of the growing programs at Rizal Community Center. To give your idea a great start, add a group of enthusiastic friends to join you.
The programs at Rizal Community Center are dedicated to bringing multi-ethnic audiences together to establish a deeper understanding of community. Our Senior Sundays include a complementary coffee and pastries, and lunch featuring a Filipino dish.
We offer weekly drop-in Argentine Tango lessons with practica, for beginning to advanced dancers. . No prior experience or partner required. Newcomers welcomed. For FACC members, we host events, called milongas, where social dancers of all levels can enjoy a welcoming atmosphere.
Light hors-d'oeuvres , desserts, and coffee are served.
Rizal Center is hosting a series of presentations on current events and socially relevant topics . Held quarterly, presentations, discussions, and demonstrations will feature members of the broader community and special guests.
This summer, we're inviting our neighbors and community to come together to share food, have fun, and get to know each other better. Inspired by the idea from UK-based Eden Project, we also believe it will inspire others to take a small step toward making a big difference.
One Book, One Community is a collaborative effort across our community to promote dialogue through the reading of literature. Our goal with this project is to foster dialogue on diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion at the local community level.
As we redefine the terms of our Filipino identity and our place in and between cultures and within American pluralism, we are committed to nurturing bonds and bridging differences. We explore how our understanding of our past roots us deeply in the decisions we make in the present - about our future and what it is to be Filipino American.
In Autumn, the Chrysanthemum Ball will celebrate community and will honor unsung heroes who are making a significant impact in our community through the arts, advocacy, social services, education, or business. Tribute awards will be bestowed to individuals, organizations, and movements that have inspired, enlightened, and shown true leadership in areas that reflect the FACC’s core pillars of cross-cultural dialogue, civic engagement, service, and education
The Game Changer Awards Gala will be a signature event honoring artists, musicians, writers, and performers who have made a significant contribution to the development of art, music, and culture in Chicago and who inspire a deeper empathy and understanding of the world through their work. In spring, artists, musicians, dancers, writers, actors, and other notables from the arts and performance world, and FACC boards and patrons will gather to celebrate the arts in Chicago and honor these individuals.
Making a positive difference in our society is integral to our work. We collaborate with families, community, and regional and national organizations to take concrete action to promote environmental advocacy, with focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, native plants and pollinators. We look at international agreements and public policies on the the national, state, and local levels and how we can help make a more just and equitable society.
Our goal is also to thoughtfully explore civil liberties and what it is to be an American.
We are committed to our communities and in serving our most vulnerable, notably low-income seniors and veterans. We will expand initiatives such as shelf food distribution to combat food insecurity; access to needed assistance; and our Gloves, Mittens, and Socks Drive.