FCDC or Filipino-American Community Development Center of Ocean County Inc, is a registered 501-c3 non-profit organization in Toms River, NJ. It branched out from NARRA: The Filipino-American Association of Ocean County or FIL-AMA. With its founders, leaders and the unifying mission to build a Community Center, FCDC was incorporated to synergize its efforts with a common vision.
We at the Filipino-American Community & Development Center of Ocean County Inc's goal to build a Community Center that can serve many purposes but are not limited to the following;
a place where Filipino-Americans can gather to celebrate culture, to serve the community
create a "HOME away from HOME"
to have a physical concentration of Filipino-Americans sharing ideas and promoting history and education
strive to preserve our Filipino heritage in Ocean County and integrate within local communities
The FCDC logo is represented by the Narra tree. It is the National Tree of the Philippines. We take and embrace the joyful image to envision what it takes and most importantly, what it means to be a Filipino-american. As we plant our National Narra Tree into the common ground of American soil, it is a clear reminder that our heritage has become a strong enrichment for American diversity.
SOW - Preservation of the culture through education. Our pride and joy: Filipino-American Cultural Enrichment School (FACES). Kids and youth program.
ROOT - Engendering a "Kababayan" spirit of unity through community activities, the cultivation of art and spirituality
GROW - The establishment of a community center and the institutionalization of Filipino-Americans within our local communities.
BRANCH - Charity means for both back home in the Philippines, within our community and at the local level.