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Filipino Community of Seattle

For over 80 years, the Filipino Community of Seattle has been a galvanizing force and a cultural touchstone for thousands of Filipinx Americans and other immigrants throughout our community. We were born out of a time of great racial strife and segregation; when people of color were barred from owning property in many portions of Seattle; a time when communities of color turned to each other for social, cultural and civic support. Over the years, we have helped to shape and enrich the Greater Seattle community we know today, and to provide leadership on many issues of civil rights, social justice, and culturally appropriate and relevant response to basic needs. We are especially proud to be one of our community’s longest-standing, most impactful, people of color-led organizations, and one of the first Filipinx organizations in the nation. 

About FCS

Founded in 1935, Filipino Community of Seattle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service organization providing affordable housing, senior services, youth development and STEM programs, arts and culture programs, and basic needs programs in the form of food bags and warm meals.

 
 Our Vision

A united, thriving and vibrant Filipinx community.

Our Mission

To foster the well-being of Filipinx in Greater Seattle through culturally appropriate services and gathering spaces. 

We develop client centered social service programs for Filipinx community members and friends who come through our doors; open our spaces to anyone to gather; advocate for social justice, equity and inclusion for ALL people; and respect and preserve the Filipinx history and traditions through arts and cultural programs.

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Our Values

Respect

We honor our elders, history and traditions. We understand we are where we are today because of the hard work, sacrifices and perseverance of those who came before us.


We listen and treat others the way we would like to be treated.


We demonstrate fairness, consistency and compassion in our interactions with others.

Accountability

We are accountable to our stakeholders and the community we serve.


We set high standards for ourselves and community, and strive to transform for a better future.


We keep our integrity by keeping our words and promises, and being transparent in our decisions and actions.

Commitment

We fulfill the roles entrusted to us using our talent and skills to the best of our abilities and without any hesitation for the common good. We wholeheartedly share our experiences and resources to benefit the organization and Filipinx community.


We believe in servant leadership. We are committed to serving the community and each other without regard to what we get back in return.


We unite and lift each member of the community towards achieving success.


We take pride and celebrate individual and/or group achievements.

 

We work together as a team to serve better our Filipinx community.

Social Justice

We seek to end all forms systemic racism that is the root of oppression.


We strive to eliminate the racial equity gap that negatively impacts all communities.


We are explicit and intentional about advocating for the unique needs of marginalized populations in order to improve equity.


We advocate breaking barriers to further social mobility, creating safety nets for financial stability paving the way towards economic sustainability.

Diversity & Inclusion

We accept everyone from all walks of life without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical, or mental capability.


We provide programs that are accessible and inclusive to all communities and individuals.


We listen carefully and consider diversity in opinion when making decisions.  We all benefit when diversity of perspectives is seen, heard, valued and included.

 

Our Programs

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