When the founding members of PSCNJ, Inc. first arrived in the Philadelphia area in the early 60s, they started hearing about the long ambition of the Filipino community in the Delaware Valley region to have its own center.
Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey, Incorporated was born.
On the strength of its educational and cultural programs a status, was granted by the State of New Jersey to the organization. The members themselves, under the supervision of another member who happens to be a highly respected architect, in the true spirit of “bayahihan” rehabilitated the building with their own hands into its present condition.
With the support of the various Filipino organizations and civic minded private individuals a dilapidated vacated Produce Junction store was purchased.
The of the building was fully satisfied. It now gets the needed finances to maintain the center from the rental of the two sides of the , from fees paid by those who rent the center for various affairs as well as from some periodic fundraising activities. It gives great satisfaction to PC in seeing how the center has been meeting many of the needs of the community.