Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 205,000 members in nearly 6,500 chapters are active in a network of associations in 50 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace. 

Attention Advisers and STAR Events Participants (December 14, 2014)

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Attention Advisers (November 4, 2014)

The PA State STAR Events Manual has been updated. Please download the revised edition by visiting the STAR Events Page

2014 Back to School Mailing has been released (August 30, 2014) --- Download by clicking on the link below. 

Pennsylvania FCCLA welcomes the 2015-2016 State Executive Council!
Lauren Kratzenberg, President - Norwin High School
Adviser: Mrs. Renee Greene
Ashley Foster, First Vice President - Cambria Heights Senior High
       Adviser: Mrs. Debra Yablinsky
Sapphire Wallin, State Secretary - Bradford Area High School
Adviser: Mrs. Kim Preston
Matthew Fleck, VP of Public Relations - Mohawk Junior Senior High School
       Adviser: Mrs. Mary Fleming
Natalia Rosario, VP of Membership - Norwin High School
Adviser: Mrs. Renee Greene
Kasey Puchalski, VP of Recognition - Northumberland Career & Technology Center
Adviser: Mr. James Schiavoni
Tori Boland, VP of Meetings - Cambria Heights Senior High
Adviser: Mrs. Debra Yablinsky
Andrea Lipps, VP of Programs - Bradford Area High School
Adviser: Mrs. Kim Preston
Ashley Wellman, VP of Elections - Berks Career & Technology Center, West Campus
Adviser: Mrs. Sue Himmelberger

Effective July 2013 - The Board of Directors and State Executive Council approved a Dress Code Policy for all Pennsylvania FCCLA Conferences and Events. Advisers and chapter members are encouraged to download the Dress Code Policy by scrolling to the bottom of this page. 

The FREE National FCCLA App is available on Google Play, iTunes, and the Blackberry App World. If you have not done so already, be sure to download the National FCCLA App by going to or scanning the QR code below.

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 The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) does not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership, or any other legally protected classification.  This policy is in accordance with state law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and with federal law, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 If you have questions about this publication, or for additional copies, contact the Career and Technical Student Organization Office, Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333, Voice Telephone: 717-783-6952, Text Telephone TTY: 717-783-8445, FAX: 717-783-6672.

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