Service to the Community
The Law Offices of C. Joe Sayas, Jr. is mindful of its social responsibility to give back to the community. Joe Sayas has volunteered his services as longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) – the biggest non-profit organization servicing Filipino Americans in the US. He has written countless articles published with the Asian Journal since the 1990s, and has spoken before various organizations, seeking to inform and educate ordinary folks of their rights under employment and consumer laws.
The Joe Sayas Law Foundation was established to support community projects to help non-profit organizations in protecting the rights of immigrant workers. The Foundation has extended financial grants to the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) to help fund its Employment, Education and Outreach Program (EMPLEO) which offers a Hotline in Tagalog, Bisaya, or Ilocano, and available to any worker looking for information about their employment rights. The Foundation also issued a financial grant to the Filipino Migrant Center (FMC) to support its Human Trafficking program which provides assistance to victims of labor trafficking.
Joe Sayas continues to share his knowledge on employment law with PWC and is committed to help their programs. He was the primary speaker on PWC's “Forum on Civil Rights” which sought to heighten awareness of civil right issues in the community. This forum was covered by California's mainstream media, including KNBC, KABC, and KTLA. He has spoken on Human Trafficking at the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking's biennial conventions before a group of legal, community, and law enforcement leaders.
Joe Sayas was recognized by Los Angeles Children's Hospital in its Annual Honor Roll of Donors list. The Hospital acknowledged the Foundation's philanthropic support, which plays a pivotal role in its mission to create hope and build healthier futures for children. The Foundation has also provided assistance to the Cardinal McIntyre Fund for Charity which provides emergency assistance to the “poorest of the poor” in LA. The Foundation also extends help to the Door of Hope – another non-profit organization helping families and children experiencing homelessness.