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June 12, 2018 > Filipino nonprofit agency honored

Filipino nonprofit agency honored

Submitted By Fred Pinguel

Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) recently announced that Filipino Advocates for Justice has been selected as a 2018 California Nonprofit of the Years.

Filipino Advocates for Justice is committed to representing the most marginalized voices in the East BayÕs Filipino community. For 45 years this commitment included organizing workers, creating programs for youth, and providing services to recently arrived immigrants among others. Filipino Advocates for Justice has recently expanded to civic engagement regionally, working to engage Filipinos in local and regional politics.

As part of California Nonprofits Day on June 6, Geraldine Alcid, Executive Director, and other staff from Filipino Advocates for Justice joined 100 other nonprofit leaders at a luncheon celebration in Sacramento and were honored by their state senators and assembly members.

ÒFilipino Advocates for JusticeÕs mission for the last 45 years is to help Filipinos and others feel welcome and supported in the East Bay. To be recognized by Assemblyman Bonta, someone who came from our community and who intimately knows our work, is an amazing honor,Ó said Alcid.

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