PAFC Connect - Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Edition

Welcome to the Fall edition of PAFC's community newsletter, the PAFC Connect!

Below you’ll find updates on our longstanding December events, Paskong Pinoy & Jose Rizal Youth Awards, highlights from Filipino American History Month 2018, and what's in store for 2019!

Upcoming Events

Usher in the holiday season with PAFC, the Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia, and Philippine Embassy for our annual Paskong Pinoy holiday concert! Mass begins at 11:15am, followed by a donut social & holiday activities corner, and the holiday concert at 2pm.

Interested in volunteering? There are open slots for performers and other helpers for holiday activities and concert set-up. Hope to see you there! Sign Up

PAFC in partnership with Sentro Rizal Washington DC, is pleased to announce the opening of the 26th Annual Dr. Jose Rizal Youth Awards competition. The awards recognize academic excellence and service of outstanding Filipino-American youths in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Applications due 11/29. Apply Now

PAFC Highlights

Get Out the Vote! PAFC Day of Action

On November 3rd, PAFC hosted a day of action through the National Federation of Filipino American Associations' (NaFFAA) FilAm Vote program to help get out the vote advance of the midterm elections. Volunteers conducted this non-partisan, 501(c)(3) work to get as many Filipino American/AAPI voters civically engaged and educated about their voting rights.

National Forum on Filipino American Mental Health

On October 20th, PAFC and the Philippine Embassy co-hosted the inaugural forum on Filipino American Mental Health. The forum brought together fifty mental health advocates, behavioral health experts, community leaders, and U.S. government officials for an in-depth discussion on critical issues relating to Filipino American mental health. Read more. 

NaFFAA Federation Forum

On October 2nd, PAFC leaders, current and past, joined Filipino American leaders across the nation at NaFFAA's 2nd Annual Federation Forum. PAFC looks forward to working with NaFFAA and other Filipino American organizations in the future to promote the welfare and well-being of Filipino Americans throughout the United States. Read more.


Are you a Filipino parent and would like to learn new, positive ways to communicate and interact with your middle-school and high-school aged children?

PAFC is hosting a FREE 10-week course designed to support the communication and relationships of immigrant families. The course is a certified evidence-based program designed for Asian American communities. Learn more. 

Join the conversation around mental health!

PAFC and the Campaign to Change Direction have partnered to develop outreach tools around the 5 signs of emotional suffering in the various languages of the Philippines.

Interested in helping translate the materials or submitting a photo? Learn more. 

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