Congratulations to our Spring Training & 3rd AAP Cohort!
August 31, 2018
On Monday, August 20th, we celebrated the completion of two of our classes: our Spring Training Leaders (February-May) and 3rd Awareness in Action Program Cohort (June-August) during our 3rd Annual Summer Paalam Party!
Becoming somewhat of a community tradition, our Summer Paalam (Goodbye) Party is not an affair to sleep on — we host a community kamayan feast, pack the evening with interactive activities, guest speakers, and an awards ceremony to recognize the completion of our students’ time, projects, and contributions to our growing organization.
There are no words to describe the elation we feel to see our organization grow. This year’s Summer Paalam welcomed nearly ~50 participants — students, their loved ones, and our community partners that all helped to make our education programs this past year a success.
Congratulations to our three scholarship award winners: Amelia Huie, Lumbaya Cadwising, and Tyrell Malonzo, for receiving a monetary scholarship and recognition for the CA League of Cities Asian Pacific Islander Caucus. We were honored to have El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto and Redwood City Councilmember Jeff Gee present the awards to our three students.
While we’re sad to graduate another class of emerging and developing young folks, we hope that they each found a connection to the topics reviewed, historic aspects covered, and new level of conversations we discussed with respect to the Filipin@ experience, here in America.
We wish you all the best, and please, always stay in touch!
Here are more photos from our Annual Summer Paalam Party! Thank you to everyone that made this year memorable and filled with laughter.
Special Thank You to our Supporters, Sponsors, & Partners