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 social issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.
Today over 200,000 members in nearly 6,500 chapters are active in a network of association in 50 states, including the Virgin islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focuson a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, enviroment, nutrion and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. involvment in FCCLA offers members the oppurtunity 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.