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.
The community’s faith and commitment have advanced the U.P.S.E.S. Hall to its present status and continues to achieve its purposes, which are to:
• Encourage religious and civic activities,
• Promote and support the welfare of the community,
• Foster sociability and develop a united spirit among the community.
The United Portuguese S.E.S., Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
We're proud to announce the formation of the UPSES Sports Committee! This committee will help in forming sports activities and sports teams (for all ages) in recognized and sanctioned leagues.
First up, they have successfully established the United Portuguese SES Soccer Team, managed by Idalmiro DaRosa! For team information, game schedules, player stats and more, visit their website UPSES Soccer Team LINK