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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Official FCCLA emblem
Organization information
AbbreviationFCCLA
MottoTowards New Horizons
"Hacia Nuevos Horizontes"
FormationJune 11, 1945, Chicago, Illinois
TypeCareer and Technical Student Organization
Student organization
Legal statusNon-profit organization
PurposeFamily and Consumer Sciences education
HeadquartersReston, Virginia
Region servedUnited States
District of Columbia
Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico
Membership220,000 members in the United States

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Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA, ), formerly known as Future Homemakers of America (FHA), is a nonprofit U.S. career and technical student organization (CTSO) for young men and women in family and consumer science education (FACS) in public and private schools through grade 12 across the United States. FCCLA is the only in-school student organization with the family as its central focus; is a vocational student organization that functions as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education curriculum and operates within the school system, and it provides opportunities for active student participation at local, state, and national levels. FCCLA currently operates out of Reston, Virginia.


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