The FACES of Justice, Equality
and Career Development
With its mission "To champion dignity, rights and privileges to all Filipino Americans," the nonprofit Filipino American Civic Employees of Seattle (FACES) was established in 1990 to work with the Filipino American community and other people of color to influence policies affect our common causes. Membership is open to all diverse ethnic backgrounds. Its advocacy can thus be summarized into (a) continuing and strengthening the Race & Social Justice efforts; (b) empowering members; (c) strengthening network & connections; (d) increasing visibility within the City and greater community; (e) promoting leadership and upward mobility fora qualified candidates; and (f) encouraging mentorship, career navigation and succession planning.
Annual Education Conference Planned for October 2013 with exciting speakers and topic, the annual conference captures various themes addressing some of the challenges and issues encountered in the quest to make a difference both in the workplace and in society.
Scholarships To help train and develop leaders, FACES has scholarship programs to assist members and their immediate family in pursuing higher education; to support leadership and career development of members; and to provide them and the Filipino American community the opportunity to attend the FACES Training Conference.
Community Sponsorships Several community sponsorships have been awarded this year to NAFFAA, FCS, FANHS, Inter*Im, Gawad Kalinga, Hate Free Zone, FCHSW and others that support its mission and vision.
Community Engagement & Partnerships As a community outreach, its Board of Directors and members continue to solidify the organization’s partnerships and effort to improve the quality of life and strengthen socio-economic justice efforts.
Raised Funds for Leyte Relief Efforts-Mudslides The board of directors were proactive in helping the victims of mudslides that killed hundreds in Guinsaugon (Southern Leyte, Philippines). Members worked with the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) and National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) on disaster relief fundraising efforts that resulted in a city- and county-wide urgent appeal for funds to help the victims.