LOS ANGELES — A holiday gathering, celebrating big work in the Filipino community, and the desire to continue giving.
The Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI) Bayanihan Center closed out the holidays with an art show and some ube crepes.
For the past year, FASGI has transformed its building from a low-income housing complex into a space for activists and artists.
As they celebrate the holidays, they will continue giving year-round — serving low-income immigrant communities with initiatives such as transportation programs and US citizenship services, while tackling mental and physical health issues.
“The Bayanihan Center is actually an incubator. We’re trying to help everyone that’s starting out whether you’re an organization, individual, a business, an artist,” said Yey Coronell, Exec Director. “We’re trying to help everyone to prosper and to be able to realize their dreams.”
And as they celebrate this year’s achievements, they also got a present from the Philippine consulate that pledged proceeds from their upcoming consulate golf tournament to go towards the program.
“Let’s all work together as Filipinos, Filipino Americans,” said Adelio Cruz, Consul General. “Let’s support FASGI let’s support the interest of kababayans and let’s help the ones who are in need.”
The funds come as FASGI will also appointed by FilVet Rep, just in time for next year’s plans to launch a Filipino American Veterans exhibit in the Bayanihan Center.