(and Other Opportunities)
The purpose of the alumni listserv is to keep in touch with all the past members who had been widely involved with PSBC during their tenure at Boston College. We hope to reconnect alumni with each other as well as provide a platform to highlight the successes of where alumni are today. Learn more here.
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Iskwelahang Pilipino (IP) is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers in the Greater Boston area. It was founded in 1976 by a group of parents to create an environment where their children will have the opportunity to learn about their Filipino heritage. IP has grown from its signature biweekly language and culture program for school-age children to include a number of family activities, a rondalla music program, and a vibrant community of Filipino American families. Learn more here.
PSBC’s Friends and Family Weekend was created in 2007 to tie the aspects of family and community to our biggest display of Philippine Culture, our culture show. Now called PSBC's Family Weekend, we celebrate all our pamilyas through a banquet, our annual Culture Show, a Filipino mass, and an educational event.
Tentatively in February 2013
Tentatively in February 2013
PSBC hopes to strive to educate the Boston College community on positive Filipino-American artists in the media to eliminate the invisibility of Filipino-Americans. Through Filipi(KNOW), we are sharing our messages, stories, and history behind the works of art, while at the same time asserting that we do have talented artists who have pursued the arts as a career.
Filipino-American History Month
First created by the Filipino American National History Society in 1988, Filipino American History Month is celebrated in October and is considered a significant time to celebrate, recognize and reflect on the many accomplishments Filipinos and Filipino Americans have made throughout history.
The greater Boston Filipino community has organized masses headed by a Filipino priest, Father Francis. These masses take place every other Sunday at the School of Theology and Ministry chapel on Brighton campus. We encourage you to join us in the exploration and celebration of Catholic faith. See the PSBC Calendar for the next Filipino mass.
The Freshmen Representative Program is a relatively new program as the academic year 2012-2013 is the second year it has been instituted for PSBC. We believed that freshmen should not have to carry the work of the Executive Board while finding a place at Boston College. However, we feel that the Freshmen Representative Program is extremely beneficial to the success of the Executive Board. Learn more here.
District One, under FIND, serves as a resource for its member schools and the community by promoting awareness and discussion of Filipino culture in order to strengthen unity in the Eastern New England area. One of the main ways that D1 does this is through Kamayan, a dance showcase featuring traditional and modern dance sets.
Noche Buena, the traditional Filipino feast celebrating Christmas, is usually held after attending a late Christmas Eve Mass; known as Misa de Gallo. Families come together afterwards to share traditional Filipino foods, such as lechon, adobo, and pancit. PSBC has held the Noche Buena feast every year as a celebration of both Christmas and our bonds as a pamilya.
The Pamilya Program acts as one of the primary ways that directly relates to the PSBC mission statement of strengthening the bonds among the PSBC membership. Its main goal is to foster relationships between the different members of all the classes, especially between the upper- and lower- classmen, that last beyond our Boston College years. Our hope is that participants feel like they are a part of a family within the Boston College community and find a new home away from home. Learn more here.