• U.P.S.E.S. Inc.

    Remember the Past
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    Support the Present
  • U.P.S.E.S. Inc.

    Hope for the Future
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    UPSES Scholarship

    The UPSES Inc. has organized a Scholarship Committee to assist qualified applicants in pursuing a higher education.

    The maximum annual amount available to candidates each year is $5,000.00, with selected candidate receiving a minimum of $1,000.00.To qualify for the scholarship applicant must be a member of the high school graduating class of the current year. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 (2.50 if applicant has a documented learning disability). Applicant must be of Portuguese decent and reside in San Diego County. Applicant must be accepted to a four-year institute, but may attend a two-year college. Applicant must submit a completed application postmarked by July 15, 2018. Applicant must complete 30 hours of community service with the UPSES during their senior year of high school. Hours must be signed off by the UPSES Manager or a member of the Scholarship committee, please contact the UPSES Manager or a member of the Scholarship committee for volunteer opportunities.

    To download a Scholarship application and for more information please click READ MORE below.

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    Festa da Lapa

    Third Annual Festa da Lapa!

    Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 4pm

    Free Entrance and continuous entertainment

    Don’t miss out on terrific food, drinks and entertainment!

    For more information please click READ MORE!

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    2019 Festa Kings Concert

    Join the 2019 Festa do Espirito Santo kick off their Festa year with the 1st Annual Kings Concert!

    Friday, August 17, 2018 starting at 6:30pm

    Enjoy performances by The Queridos Band, The Blonde Brother and Air Go!

    Persons under 21 years of age are $10

    Persons 21 years of age and older are $20

    To purchase tickets and for more information please click READ MORE below! Read More

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    Portuguese Heritage Night

    Join the San Diego Padres on Thursday, August 30, 2018 celebrate the San Diego Portuguese Community for Portuguese Heritage Night at Petco Park!

    Your $20 ticket includes a limited-edition Portuguese Night hat and a ticket to the Rockies vs. Padres game.

    For tickets or more information, please click READ MORE below

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    Join the Filarmonica Today!

    Become a member of the Filarmónica União Portuguesa de San Diego today!

    We continue to reach out to the youth and adults in our community with a love for music who would like to join our Portuguese band. Our marching band performs throughout the year here in San Diego at many social and civic events but the greatest part is that we also travel abroad to various cities throughout California to represent our city of San Diego. Many youth members in our group enjoy traveling and playing at various functions. It helps them learn more about our tradition & culture.

    You do not need to be Portuguese to join!

    For more information please contact:

    Carlos Pereira – Phone: (619) 876-1855, Email: cnpereira48@gmail.com

    Natalie Virissimo – Phone: (619) 252-0507, Email: filaruniaosandiego@yahoo.com

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    U.P.S.E.S. Chapel News

    The California State Historical Resources Commission voted and have accepted our very own UPSES Chapel “Capela” as a State of California historical building!

    It will now be sent to the Office of Historic Preservation Department in Washington D.C. to be finalized as a Historical Building.

    A big thank you goes out to John & Geri Lauriano who have worked tirelessly on this project, congratulations!

    In addition Supervisor Greg Cox and the Board of Supervisors proclaimed Tuesday, March 21, 2017 as Portuguese Chapel Day in the City of San Diego!

    Please click READ MORE for pictures of the proclamation ceremony.

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    Little Portugal

    We are officially trying to form a Little Portugal district in Point Loma. However we can’t do it without your support and community donations. As a donor you will be part of an amazing historic creation here in San Diego.

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    Our Heritage Walk of Faith

    Honor a loved one or commemorate a special event with Our Heritage Walk of Faith. Purchase your very own paver to be placed in front of our Portuguese Hall!

    For more details or to purchase a paver READ MORE

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    Portuguese Consulate Services

    Portuguese Consulate Services here at the Portuguese Hall!

    To schedule an appointment or for more information please READ MORE

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About United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc

San Diego’s Portuguese community today is made up of immigrants from the Azores, Madeira, and mainland Portugal going back five generations in some cases. As Portuguese, we have a natural pride in our traditions and in the global accomplishments of our ancestors. We strive to honor those who have come before us, preserve our traditions and customs, and instill in our youth the spirit of devotion to the Espirito Santo, so our community will go forward in faith and tradition, generation after generation.