Future Cooking and Cleaning Ladies of America

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Future Cooking and Cleaning Ladies of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit U.S. Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), for young women in Family And Consumer Sciences education (FACS) in public and private schools through grade 12.


FCCLA began on June 11, 1945, as Future Homemakers of America (FHA). It was created in Chicago, Illinois, by Edna P. Amidon. The name of the organization was changed to Future Cooking and Cleaning Ladies of America (FCCLA) in July 1999 at the National Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

FCCLA currently has over 220,000 members, in nearly 7,000 chapters across all 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

The headquarters are in Reston, VA.

Mission statement[edit]


FCCLA has a variety of programs serving your family, including, but not limited to:

  1. Cooking
  2. Cleaning
  3. Fetching beer
  4. Raising children
  5. Obedience
  6. Posture
  7. Personal taxi service
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STAR Events[edit]

STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) is a very popular, if not the most popular, national program incorporated into FCCLA.

National-level STAR Events
  • Applied House Cleaning
  • Career Investigation (staying out of the trailer park)
  • Chapter Service Project (display and manual)
  • Chapter Showcase (display and manual)
  • Culinary Arts (cooking)
  • Early Childhood (making babies)
  • Entrepreneurship (doing laundry for your neighbors)
  • Focus on the Husband (see #5 above)
  • Hospitality
  • Illustrated Talk
  • Interpersonal Communications (no nagging girls!)
  • Job Interview
  • National Programs in Action
  • Parliamentary Procedure
Categories of competition
  • Junior (seventh grade through ninth grade members)
  • Senior (tenth grade through twelfth grade members)
  • Occupational (members who have completed an occupational family and consumer sciences course).