FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES YOU
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FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Friends of Lincoln Park High School (FOLPHS) is a parent-run, volunteer organization seeking to improve the educational and cultural opportunities of our LPHS students. Each year, our collective work raises numerous dollars to support the school and its activities. With your support, we can accomplish even more! Please join us in supporting the school.
Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month (with the exception of September 2020, which will be held September 15). For now, all meetings will be held via Zoom. All are welcome! Look for meeting information and links in your email.
SUPPORT FOLPHS ANY TIME!
Thank you for helping LPHS build a strong, beautiful path forward!
We are hoping the bricks will be installed in early November!
There will also be a chance to purchase bricks again next year.
Who Doesn't Want to See Their Name in Lights?
Send a personalized message to someone special: Purchase message space for a week on our new marquee sign! Thank a teacher; wish your student happy birthday or good luck; and/or congratulate someone on an impressive achievement.
Your message will rotate on the Marquee for the entire week. Cost is $50.
Thank you for your support! Every dollar raised goes to Friends of Lincoln Park High School general funds to support our students!
Messages are subject to the approval of Lincoln Park High School.
2021 FALL OPEN HOUSE
INFO COMING SOON!
THE EASIEST WAY TO HELP: SHOP AT AMAZON FOR LP!
Amazon donates a portion of qualified purchases to charity, and you can choose LP! Sign in to smile.amazon.com and choose Friends of Lincoln Park High School as your charity. Take the easy way out!
THE LION'S DEN APPAREL STORE
The Lion’s Den sells stylish Lincoln Park High School Spiritwear: Shop 24/7/365! The online store has both standard spiritwear offered year-round, as well as limited availability seasonal items. Get in the LPHS spirit with sweat pants, hoodies, baseball hats, t-shirts and more!
ALL THE RAGE FOR SPRING 2020: LP FACE MASKS!
Show Off Your Talents!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian American group in the United States (US). We celebrate Filipino American History Month (FAHM) in October to commemorate the first documented presence of Filipinos in the continental US, which began on October 18, 1587, when “Luzones Indios” came ashore from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza at present-day Morro Bay, California. The first permanent Filipino settlements were established in North America near Barataria Bay in southern Louisiana in 1793.
Under Spanish rule for over 300 years, the Philippines were conceded to the United States in 1898 after Spain’s defeat in the Spanish American War. As US Nationals, Filipinos immigrated to the US in the early 1900s, but experienced racism and were not afforded the full rights of American citizens. The Philippines continued to fight for their independence, finally gaining it in 1946.
Although some immigration continued, exclusionary laws greatly reduced the numbers during the 1930s. The majority of Filipinos who immigrated after the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 were skilled professionals and technicians.
Filipino-Americans also played a significant role in labor movements starting in the 1960s. Larry Itliong, for example, organized 2,000 Filipino American grape workers in a strike in Delano, California in 1965, demanding better wages and the right to form a union. Itliong soon collaborated with Mexican American organizer Cesar Chavez to form United Farm Workers, a labor organization that still exists today.
Today Filipino Americans continue to contribute to America in countless ways by working in the health field, service industry, hospitality, technology, education, government, armed forces, construction, and entertainment industry among many other sectors.
In celebrating Filipino American History Month, we’re helping ensure a better understanding of how the contributions of Filipino Americans have improved the lives of all Americans. As Dillon Delvo of the advocacy group Little Manila Rising summarizes, “It’s only when we acknowledge this shared history, can we then stand together and fulfill our own needs and our own dreams.”
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HELP WITH A PROJECT OR JOIN THE BOARD!
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Friends of Lincoln Park High School an even better Nonprofit Organization than it already is.
Board members usually serve for one year and meet once a month. If you want to serve in this capacity, please use the Get in Touch button below to email us and let us know your interest.