The Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI)
- Bridging the gap in Filipino American human and social services -
For internship opportunities,
mission is to bridge the existing gaps in human and social services within the Filipino
American community in the Greater New York Area. We do this by working with the community
develop culturally appropriate human service
advocate its concerns on social issues
enhance human service delivery
encourage civic participation
is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1993 to help meet the human service
needs of the Filipino American community. The fourth largest Asian American group in New
York City, Filipinos are one of the most underserved groups with respect to human
services. In recognition of this need, the Asian American Federation of New York (AAFNY),
led by two Filipino Americans on its board, Jean Raymundo Lobell and Reuben Seguritan,
convened a forum in November 1992 in which nearly 80 community leaders gathered to
identify the needs of the community. A year later, the Filipino American Human Services,
Inc. (FAHSI) was established.
FAHSI is the recipient of the 1996
Philippine Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (Banaag
Award), given to organizations for their exemplary service to the Filipino community.
began operations in March 1994. Among its accomplishments are:
23 citizenship drives and 8 citizenship
development of a Board of Filipino American
Lawyers and Social Workers to assist immigrants and families in need
Youth Day for Filipino Americans of high
Filipino Americans in the
Tri-State Area, 1990
|Total, Tri-State Area
|New York State
|New York City
1990 U.S. Census. These figures are generally recognized as
underrepresenting the actual Filipino American population.)
According to the Department of City Planning
17,378 Filipino immigrants settled in New York City from 1990-94,
mainly in Queens (43%).
How underserved is the
Filipino American community?
Only 3 of
the 62 Asian American Health and Human Service Organizations listed in the Asian American
Federation of New Yorks 1995 human services directory are Filipino American.
of city contracts in the human services area in 1993-94 went to Asian Americans. Of these,
none went to Filipino American organizations.
Be our Partner!
relies heavily on volunteers for the success of its programs and offers many opportunities
for those who would like to get involved in its activities
If you would like to volunteer or make a
tax-deductible contribution to FAHSI, please print and fill out the form below:
would like to volunteer.
would like to contribute. Enclosed is $ ______________.
Please make checks payable to: Filipino
American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI)
I am unable
to volunteer or make a contribution at this time, but please keep me informed about your
Please return form to:
Filipino American Human Services, Inc.
95 Madison Avenue, Suite 1309
New York, NY 10016
Tel.(212) 725-3840 Fax (212) 725-6629
Board of Directors
Reuben Seguritan, Esq. , Chairperson
Board Member, Asian American Federation of New York (AAFNY)
Laura Lopez , Vice-Chairperson
Deputy Director, Trickle-Up Program
Former member, Manhattan CommunityBoard 6
Reynaldo Padilla, CPA , Treasurer
Padilla & Co., LLP
Association of Filipino American Accountants
Vladimir J.M. Manuel , Secretary
Founding Chair, Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND)
Former Technical Assistant to the Philippine Consul General
Senior Research Associate, Rockefeller Foundation
Co-chair, Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Jean Raymundo Lobell, Ph.D.
President, AcXel International, Ltd.
Chairperson, Philippine Centennial Coordinating Council of N.E.U.S.A.
Rosalinda Repulda, M.A.
Community Organization Specialist, Hudson County Community Partnership
Literacy Volunteers of America
Teresita R. Rodriguez
Deputy Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/ AIDS, Inc. (APICHA)
Gloria Galura Siasoco, Ph.D., CSW, MBA
Senior Social Worker, Rusk Instituteof Rehabilitation Medicine
Member, New York Citizens Committee on the Aging
Josie Atienza, Ph.D.
FAHSI is grateful to the following
organizations for their support:
New York Foundation, the Citizens Committee of New York,
the Asian American Federation of New York, New York Community Trust,
and the Community Development Agency.