Visit the links to the organizations and blogs listed below to find out more about what services they offer and/or what kind of content they share. Note that not all of the community and cultural organizations have their own office(s), so be sure to find and contact the appropriate staff member of that organization if you would like to receive further information.
A. Community and Cultural Organizations
Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA)
Founded after the war in the late 1940s, FACLA is one of the oldest Filipino associations in the United States. The organization is housed in a large banquet hall and is currently used for many community-related events.
Filipino American Library (FAL)
Opened in 1985, FAL’s programs have included research projects, film showings and art exhibits. These programs have expanded in reach, scope and content, involving collaboration with other organizations: play readings, public lecture series on law, entertainment, government, health workshops and cultural-heritage building programs.
Filipino American Service Group, Inc. (FASGI)
FASGI is a community based, nonprofit social service agency. Founded in Los Angeles in 1981, FASGI focuses on promoting the physical health and mental wellbeing of underserved low-income seniors. FASGI provides much needed services through programs that address health issues, homelessness and social challenges. FASGI aims to improve the quality of life of all members of the community in Historic Filipinotown and the Greater Los Angeles area.
Historic Filipinotown Neighborhood Council
The HiFi Neighborhood Council aims to enhance the quality of life of the HIFI residents, promoting economic development and community empowerment through advocacy and collaboration with public and private institutions. They host such events as the Parol Parade during the holidays as well as the HiFi 5K Walk/Run and Festival in the summer.
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
(SIPA) Founded in 1972, SIPA provides health and human services as well as community economic development and arts/cultural programs for low- to moderate-income youth and families in multi-ethnic Historic Filipinotown and the greater Los Angeles Pilipino American community!
People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (PCORE)
People's CORE was formed in 1996 by Asian Pacific Islander and other progressive professionals including academics, community organizers, doctors and lawyers to conduct grassroots organizing in the communities of Los Angeles and the South Bay. Their mission is to train, organize, and mobilize the Asian Pacific Islander grassroots and general community in creating systemic change.
Pilipino Workers Center (PWC)
Formed in 1997, PWC provides services and resources that help meet the immediate needs of Pilipino workers and their families while organizing for long-term change. PWC also serves as a research institute that focuses on the latest data, statistics and situation of Filipino workers and immigrants here in the U.S., as well as a resource for information on the Philippines. PWC will be relocating to a new facility for its community center at the end of 2013!
Pilipino American Network and Advocacy (PANA)
PANA consists of various leaders from the Historic Filipinotown neighborhood. Monthly meetings held every third Wednesday of every month at SIPA are open to interested community members. Contact Dr. Ben Marte at
for more information.
Historic Filipinotown Chamber of Commerce
The mission of Historic Filipinotown Chamber of Commerce is to provide a voice to local elected officials in decisions on issues that affect our local and citywide business environment; advocate for improved police, fire and parking services, cleaner sidewalks and streets; provide a venue for organizations involved in promotion of business, trade, education and development of programs to network; provide access to cultural awareness, improve ethnic interrelationships and cooperation; and support events that promote the arts, cultural awareness and history.
My HiFi is an ad hoc committee comprised of stakeholders, supporters and advocates of Historic Filipinotown. My HiFi is focused on identifying, documenting and recognizing places of historic or cultural significance in the neighborhood.
B. Other Businesses
Mango Tours provides you with the best fares from any point in the USA to Manila and beyond. Check the website or visit the Mango Tours branch located along Vermont Avenue for the best rates, tours, activities and travel deals available!
Atlas Shippers International
Atlas Shippers International Inc. is one of the best freight forwarding companies in California. Atlas has been in the Balikbayan industry and providing door-to-door delivery service for over 16 years. They also provide additional services such as money remittances and travel arrangements.
C. Media and Blogs
A Youth Media + Civic Engagement Program in Historic Filipinotown through which local youth create digital content about Historic Filipinotown (HiFi) for distribution on multiple platforms: interactive Mobile HiFi Tours; HyperCities, an online, map-based time-travel application; and a street-level multimedia installation at Pilipino Workers’ Center’s new building.
The Eastsider LA – Historic Filipinotown
The Eastsider publishes stories, observations, and news from the northeast corner of the City of Los Angeles, which includes the areas of Echo Park and Historic Filipinotown.
Echo Park Patch
Search, browse, and also post up news, places and events on this community patch blog. Echo Park Patch covers the area of Historic Filipinotown.
D. Experience LA
Experience Los Angeles culture, explore its various destinations, upcoming events and find out how to get around Los Angeles.
1. City of Los Angeles
a. Office of the Mayor
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
2. City Council, 13th District
a. Council Member Eric Garcetti
3. County of Los Angeles
a. Board of Supervisors, 1st District
Supervisor Gloria Molina
4. State of California
a. State Assembly, 45th District
Assemblymember Gil Cedillo
b. State Senate, 22nd District
Senator Kevin DeLeon
5. U.S. Federal Government
a. House of Representatives, 31st District
Congressman Xavier Becerra
b. House of Representatives, 34th District
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
6. Preserve America
Preserve America is a federal initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. The goals of the program include a greater shared knowledge about the nation's past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country's cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of our communities.