FASGI opens its doors with a community day during Historic Filipinotown founding anniversary August 8

The Filipino American Service Group, Inc., in cooperation with other Filipino organizations, presents FASGCI Community Day on August 8, 2015 at the FASGI Park View House, 135 North Park View Street Los Angeles from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The events aims to gather the expertise and services of all participating organizations, in the spirit of Bayanihan (helping hands), to serve the Historic Filipinotown community.

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Free food packages by the Pinoy Ministry (by raffle to eligible attendees);
Free cell phones, provided through Lifeline Program (for eligible attendees);
Free bus coupons via MTA’s Rider Relief Transportation Program (for eligible attendees);
Free Naturalization/Citizenship application assistance;
Free Adults Wellness Program activities;
Free membership to the FASGI Community Garden Program;
Free lunch, provided by Kalayaan, Inc. and the United Bicolandia of Los Angeles;
Live entertainment featuring traditional Filipino songs and dances;
Traditional Filipino games like Patintero, Sipa, Pabitin and Palo-ang Palayok.

The Open House will also feature an exhibit of WWII memorabilia by the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society and Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV); announcing the establishment of the Filam WWII Veterans Center at FASGI.

FASGI Executive Director Yey Coronel Alcid (right) welcomes in June  two of  Filipino American Library Board members Carol Ojeda Kimbrough(left) and Cecile Ochoa (center) to the Helen Brown collection at FASGI headquarters in Park View Street, LA.

FASGI Executive Director Yey Coronel Alcid (right) welcomes two of Filipino American Library Board members Carol Ojeda Kimbrough(left) and Cecile Ochoa (center) to the Helen Brown collection at FASGI headquarters in Park View Street, LA.

There will also be a book exhibit to welcome the return of the Filipino American Library to Historic Filipinotown.
And see a vintage Jeepney, converted from an original WWII U.S. Army jeep, courtesy of Pilipino Workers Center (PWC).

FASGI Community Day is presented in cooperation with (alphabetical order): FilAm International, PPWC, Knights of Rizal, Rampart Village Neighborhood Council, Sapphire Media Regency, Temple-Westlake Neighborhood Development Corporation, Pinoy Ministry, Kalayaan, Inc., United Bicolandia of Los Angeles, and People’s CORE and the Pilipino Institute of Language, Arts and Culture.

For more information, visit www.fasgi.org , email albert@fasgi.org or call (213) 487 – 9804.

About FASGI
FASGI is a community-based 501© (3) non-profit direct service provider whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the residents of Historic Filipinotown and the greater Los Angeles community through housing, health education, research and advocacy.

It has five public programs: Transitional Housing at the Park View House, Rider Relief Transportation Program, Naturalization Assistance, FILVOTE and Covered California. FASGI focuses on the importance of community service to empower the communities it serves.

Yey Coronel Alcid is its Executive Director.
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