NAFCON’s Story

National Alliance for Filipino Concerns

 

NAFCON was founded in December 2003 in San Jose, California as a response to the discrimination and scapegoating of immigrants at the aftermath of 911. Filipino groups and church leaders recognized similar impacts across the US and aimed to bring the discussion and support for the Filipino community to a national level.

Since then, NAFCON has tackled immigration related issues like deportation and labor trafficking. We have also taken on concerns of Filipino workers like workplace discrimination and wage theft. NAFCON members have won over $1 million in unpaid wages through campaigns for Filipino caregivers, hotel workers and others.

Through conferences and leadership training, NAFCON has also engaged, empowered and united Filipino youth across the country. We educate the youth and larger community on our history, culture and current issues affecting Filipinos in the US and the Philippines. As major disasters hit the Philippines in the last decade, NAFCON has also responded timely in gathering support for affected communities. The relief and rehabilitation response for Typhoon Haiyan survivors was one of our most successful and biggest undertaking thus far.

FOCUS PILLARS

HEALTH AND WELNESS

 

Promote access to sustainable and culturally humble healthcare and awareness to underserved Filipino communities in the US and the Philippines.

CULTURE AND HERITAGE

 

Preserve and celebrate the rich Filipino culture and ensure comprehensive understanding of our heritage.

EDUCATION

 

Empower our community through community-based learning engagement, including workshops, integrations and trainings.

ADVOCACY

 

Engage our communities to participate in actions to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos in the US and for economic prosperity and peace in the Philippines.