The Rizal Community Center is more than a building. It's a revitalized way of thinking about who we are and how we engage with our community, our neighborhood, and our city. Our presence in the global diaspora. It is a welcoming, dynamic place for people of all backgrounds to come together, to foster bridging, appreciation, and understanding of the Filipino and Filipino American experiences in Chicago and our place in American society, as well as intersections with diverse cultures. We celebrat
In 2017, the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago embarked in transformative change and opened the Rizal Community Center to our broader communities. The Rizal Community Center will be a welcoming place for our Filipino American, Filipino, and broader communities - to come together, to share, and to celebrate our vibrant, diverse connections. But you don't have to live in Chicago to love us. Be part of our online and social media community.
The Rizal Community Center is located in the Graceland West community of the Lakeview neighborhood. Our Rizal Center will also serve as a hub for our neighbors and local community organizations.
Filipino immigrants and their descendants have been part of Chicago's fabric since 1906, contributing to the U.S. labor force and city government. We will continue to build our presence through cross-cultural dialogues, collaborative partnerships, and participation in municipal and state events.
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 and a more just and equitable society.
Our programs and events are dedicated to bringing multi-ethnic, multi-generational audiences together to establish a deeper understanding and appreciation of Philippine and Philippines American arts and culture, as well as our connections with diverse ethnicities and cultures. We take great joy in sharing our cultures with our community of all backgrounds.
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.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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