We promote Persian culture and language through volunteer led courses, workshops and community supported and sponsored events.

South Bay Persian Heritage Foundation (SBPHF) which is also known as Khaneh Iran is a division of PVICYCS (Palos Verdes Iranian Children and Youth Cultural Society), a 501(c)(3) with IRS# 33-0398835 which has a history of over 30 years serving the American community of Persian Heritage in Palos Verdes and neighboring cities. 

SBPHF was a community effort started by a few families who wanted to preserve and promote their beautiful Persian culture and heritage to their children. Now it has become more than that; it is home for our community of Persian-American families in the South Bay.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
— Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī - جلال‌الدین محمد رومی

What We've Achieved

Below is a short list of what we have achieved and continue to develop:

  • Farsi Language, Rumi and other cultural classes for children, youth and adults 
  • Monthly Distinguished Speakers’ Cultural and Medical Lecture Series 
  • Workshops, poetry nights, book club and events to showcase and promote Persian 
  • literature, arts, history, and other aspects of Persian cultural heritage 
  • Providing leadership opportunities for young professionals of Persian heritage by serving on the Khaneh Iran’s Board of Directors to be trained for becoming role models for the younger generation 
  • Celebrating Persian New Year and other major Persian cultural holidays 
  • Serving as a center for networking among the families and seniors residing in the South Bay 
  • Providing a competitive scholarship to a selected number of students who demonstrate interest in promoting Persian cultural heritage 
  • Developing printed and digital based cultural resources for future references