Association of Filipino Teachers In Eastern America, Inc.

Building Lives, Building Families, and Building Professions

AFTEA Mission Statement 


     The Kapisanan ng mga Gurong Filipino sa Silangang Amerika (KGFSA) better known as AFTEA, Inc., is an association of Filipino teachers teaching in the public and private schools in Eastern America. The group was organized on December 22, 2006 for the purpose of building a strong professional support among Filipino teachers, help  strengthen teacher relationships and their families,  address the financial needs of its members through membership voluntary contributions and, to foster and preserve Filipino cultural values of pagsasamahan and pagtutulungan.
 
Absolutely, AFTEA, Inc., is committed to creating the most open and accessible educational organization in history. That begins with sharing the "resources" or links of interests, the educationally-related sites, for all educators worldwide; recognizing all "outstanding individuals" of their achievements in the field of education; linking with you the Filipino/non-Filipino group of teachers, friends, and educator proponents all over the world, as well as help advertising the different teachers' groups or groups of educators in global scale via this well-known and famous website or mobile site of ours, and other social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other media outlets ; spearheading our group educational tours for all teachers/friends across other states nationally, and also to other countries internationally; doing our International "Travel To Share" program in the Philippines, and eventually reaching out to the other countries as well sharing the same project, the "Travel to Share" program.
 
At present, the association has more than one-hundred active members in New York,  Maryland, Washington, D.C. and from other states as well.
 
 

AFTEA is

AFTEA  aims to:

  • build a strong support to the teaching profession through professional developments.
  • strengthen relationships among teachers and their families.
  • extend financial support through voluntary contributions among its bonafide members.
  • promote exemplary Filipino and American values, cultures and traditions.

AFTEA - Member Benefits Include:

  • Information Sharing and Assistance  on:

                - Immigration status

                - Health Benefits

                - Legal Matters

  •  Financial Networking Assistance concerning:

                - Taxes

                - Housing

                - Car and Personal Loan

  •  Sharing of  Work-Related Concerns including:

                - Technological tools and assistance for improving instruction

                - Job-Networking Assistance

                - Teacher Certification

                - Counseling on Work-Related Problems

                     - Mutual Death Assistance Program

                     - Life Insurance Information Access

  •  Participation in AFTEA's various social activities and projects
 
 
 

TESTIMONIALS

  • "Congratulations to all awardees of the successful first Filipino International Teaching Service Award held in New York City! You are World class teachers.... with International ..."
    Roger Cuerquez, Ph.D.
    Teacher at NYC DOE, and AFTEA, Inc. President
  • " Pancho, you have the charismatic qualities of a leader and are assisted by leaders as well. You are a group of wonderful professionals. Hats off to AFTEA!"
    Virginia Cu
    Teacher at New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE)

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