To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.
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. 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.
FCCLA has traditions that have evolved from Future Homemakers of America Inc. Arizona members of Future Homemakers of America (FHA) and Arizona Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO) had a long history of success in Arizona. FHA was organized in 1945 and Arizona received its charter on June 12,1946. HERO had been in existence since 1971.
The Arizona Corporation Commission approved the Articles of Incorporation on October 1, 1993. In 1999 the state and national organizations changed their name to Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA. FCCLA is incorporated as the Arizona Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc. (dba Arizona FCCLA).