P.A.R.E. is a student-based organization that stands for “Philippine-Americans Reaching Everyone”. In the Philippines, “pare” is translated as “friend”. Members of P.A.R.E. represent different cultures, and this diversity strengthens the bond within the organization. P.A.R.E. seeks to educate its members and others of Filipino cultural values as well as spread awareness of current events in the Philippines. In doing so, P.A.R.E. embraces the Filipino heritage and shares its traditions with the community. P.A.R.E. also endeavors to help the greater community through active service both within and outside St. John's University.