Celebrating Rizal Center

The Rizal Center has belonged to the Lakeview neighborhood since 1974! In celebration, we’re gathering pictures and stories from our community! We’d love to hear the fond recollections of those who called the Rizal Center “home away from home” throughout the years. The stories you share with us about your involvement with us move, inspire, and motivate us. Those stories should be told and we’re telling them here.

Stories and images submitted here will potentially be featured in future editions of our newsletter, Bayanihan Newsletter.

We’d love to hear what the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago (FACGC) means to you and our community.

  • Has the Rizal Center made an impact on your life?
  • What originally brought you to the Rizal Center?
  • What brought you back?
  • What is your favorite FACGC/Rizal Center memory?
  • What is the one word that symbolizes the Rizal Center?

Tell us your Rizal Center story. Do you have a photo* or two of yourself that you’d like to share? Complete the form below and attach a copy of your image(s) in PNG or JPG format.

Please note that we may edit your story for clarity and our own editorial guidelines. For example, this might mean your title will be changed or certain language will be removed. If we’ve made significant enough changes, we’ll run it by you first. We don’t want to misrepresent your voice or message.

*Photos and stories may be displayed on the our Facebook page, gallery exhibit, website, or for promotional purposes of the Rizal Center and FACGC throughout the year. For this reason, if you submit photos of children, they may only include your own. Thank you!

Share your story with us!