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PILIPINO WORKERS CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

aka Pilipino Workers Center   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.pwcsc.org

Mission

All people and communities have the right to a healthy, dignified quality of life. Yet so many immigrants are working in jobs that cannot meet their basic needs and living in unhealthy environments because they are isolated, disempowered, and overwhelmed by their daily struggle to work and put food on the table. They become victims of wage theft, human trafficking, occupational safety hazards, unhealthy lifestyles and their own despair. PWC focuses on providing programs that help meet the immediate needs of workers and their families while at the same time building their leadership to take collective action for long last change.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Mrs. Aquilina Soriano Versoza

Main address

153 Glendale Blvd, 1st Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90026 USA

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EIN

77-0439301

NTEE code info

Ethnic/Immigrant Services (P84)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

C.O.U.R.A.G.E. (Caregivers Project)

C.O.U.R.A.G.E. (Caregivers Organizing for Unity Respect and Genuine Empowerment) is a program that empowers Caregivers through knowledge, leadership development, individual case management, alliance building, advocacy and self-help projects. The program educates caregivers about their labor rights and assists them in upholding those rights through legal assistance. COURAGE also provides professional skills trainings that help to increase their ability to secure employment, as well as occupational health and safety training to protect their physical and mental well-being. This program is designed to also educate the public and elected officials about the plight of many caregivers in order to advocate for strengthening the laws and enforcement procedures that protect household workers. In addition, COURAGE is developing a worker-owned cooperative that will raise the wages and working conditions of caregivers, as well as bring many of them out of isolation in a truly empowering and dignified way. At the same time it will raise the standard of quality care for the elderly and disabled population.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers

PWC's Work and Health Program provides education, training and case management services to low-wage workers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Together with a partnership with Little Tokyo Service Center, PWC is developed a building of 48 units of affordable housing with PWC's offices on the main floor, called Larry Itliong Village.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Outreach, Education, Comprehensive Case Management and Advocacy program to assist survivors and victims of human trafficking.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide free tax preparation for the community with a focus on low and middle income workers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Non-partisan civic engagement program to educate the Filipino American community about the importance of voting and engaging the community through voter registration, forums, phone banking and ballot issue education.

Population(s) Served
People of Asian descent

Provides low-cost or free immigration services to qualifying individuals, or referrals to other low-cost or free services.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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PILIPINO WORKERS CENTER OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Board of directors
as of 11/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Saba Waheed

No Institutional Affiliation

Term: 2019 - 2025

Joseph Bernardo

Laureen Lazarovici

Karen Fernandez

Meriden Villanueva

Cynthia Buiza

Eric Medina

Saba Waheed

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability