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Since 1998, The Alvarado Project has existed on limited and scarce resources. The project is dedicated to bringing the first Filipino-American history exhibition to our nation’s premiere cultural institution. In California Filipinos represent the second largest ethnic group (U.S. Census 1993), and are fast-becoming the largest Asian Pacific Islander group in the United States. Yet Filipino Americans remain unnoticed, overlooked, and under-served in mainstream cultural life.

To continue serving this community, The Alvarado Project is seeking financial support. Your generous donations will enable The Alvarado Project to realize its goal of enhancing the awareness of the American public to the Filipino presence in America and of educating the general public to the artistic, social, and cultural contributions of Filipinos through the photographs of Ricardo O. Alvarado.

Our hope is that you and your organization see this timely investment in the preservation of an historical experience. With your generous help, the result will be an increased awareness, on the part of the American public, of the living contribution of a significant ethnic community to America's mosaic of peoples and cultures.

PRESS RELEASE-SEPTEMBER 2008: NEW AMERICANS MUSEUM, SAN DIEGO FEATURES FILIPINO AMERICAN EXHIBIT..."We are proud to present this moving collection," said Executive Director Gayle Hom. "It is a worthy tribute to our Filipino population."
PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 2007 “Through My Father’s Eyes: The Filipino American Photographs of Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado (1914-1976)” to commemorate Filipino American history month
"With eyes all American"-Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado's pictures of Filipinos in the U.S. capture an enduring story. HOLLY MYERS - Special to The Times
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