OUR Track Record
1992 In October, PACCAL was created.
1993 Supported the Filipino Veteran's Appeal for the passage of the Equity Bill.
Started voter's registration drive.
Cultural programs such as the drama play "Back to The Roots"
"Palarong Bata" games/tournaments for children
1994 Bone Marrow Donation Education Drive, in collaboration with the Filipino American Catholic Action
Started well-being checks on some Filipino American seniors and veterans.
Assisted in getting them bus transportation, paperwork and helping them with their social and
1995 Annual gift giving and toy drive for indigent children
In collaboration with various community based organizations.
1996 1st Youth and Family Forum (A needs assessment and focus group discussions).
Organized to bring Filipino Americans together to open address issues and concerns affecting the youth,
the elderly, the family, and the community.
Joined the Billboard Action Coalition of the Hudson County Community Partnership, a coalition of diverse
community based organizations that campaigned against alcohol & tobacco
1997 Spearheaded a collaborative effort with the Jersey City Public Library in bringing a large collection of
Filipiniana books to all the library branches in Jersey City in response to the needs of the Filipino
American youth to know more about their cultural history and heritage and to help them resolve
their identity crisis.
1998 Helped organize a community-based Filipino American Youth League and sponsored some of its
members in getting scholarships to attend youth leadership conferences and training camps outside of
Held a 2nd Youth and Family Forum (A needs assessment and focus group discussions). Organized to
bring Filipino Americans together to address health issues such as HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.
Participated in cultural sensitivity meetings and training with the Jersey City Police Department and
the International Institute to address the gang issue among the Filipino American youths in Jersey City.
1999 Participated in the CFNJ-POPS sponsored Parenting Skills Training and Group Facilitating
Held a 1st Parents Workshop organized for doing needs assessment the goal of which was to address the issues and concerns of Filipino parents of American born and raised children.
Held a 2nd Parents Workshop organized to do needs assessment on HIV/AIDS and other parental
concerns like teen-age pregnancy, sex education, drugs, and gangs.
2000 Collaborated with the Association of Filipino Teachers in America to teach Pilipino, Philippine History
and Culture, songs and folk dances to Jersey City youths through the "Super Saturdays Programs of
the Jersey City Public Schools"
Organized holiday celebrations, educational and cultural workshops for adults and children from diverse
backgrounds and ethnicities in conjunction with the CFNJ-POPS Project.
Assisted battered Filipino American women (6 cases) with their court cases accompanying them
(as moral support) during their court dates, writing letters and calling agencies for assistance in
home shelter, welfare application and looking for affordable and/or free legal assistance.
Assisted Filipino-American families with children having problems on drugs, gang involvement;
child custody referring them to appropriate agencies and programs, providing them
paperwork assistance, and support group assistance.
2002 Celebrated and recognized 10 Asian American Women of Achievement during Women of History
Reading America Program in collaboration with the Jersey City Free Public Library and funded by
the MetLife Foundation
CFNJ-POPS Sponsored Parenting Skills Training
Filipiniana Exhibits (Promoting Philippine Heritage and Culture)
Alcohol and Tobacco Billboard Alert
Social and Recreational Activities for Seniors
HIV/AIDS Outreach Program
Voters Registration and Citizenship Drives with other Hudson County organizations
Gang Prevention Activities
Diabetes Education and Prevention Programs
Cultural and Folk Arts Program
Referrals to affordable medical check-ups and health services to the Horizon Health Center.