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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.

Award Winners
8.20.18: Congratulations to our three scholarship award winners: Amelia Huie, Lumbaya Cadwising, and Tyrell Malonzo, pictured with Angelica Cortez, Jay Page, El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto & Redwood City Councilman Jeff Gee.

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.

LEAD Filipino

Paalam Group Photo.jpg
8.20.18:  Maraming salamat to everyone that attended our 3rd Annual Summer Paalam Party and a huge congratulations to our Spring Training and 3rd AAP Cohort program graduates!
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8.20.18:  Our Spring Training Leaders – watch out for them – as they will be helping us to expand our education work to the East Bay. 
8.20.18:  You know you want some of this kamayan feast yum. 
Organizers at Paalam
8.20.18:  Thank you to our organizing team – we couldn’t do this work without each of you – for the time, talent, and treasure invested into LEAD Filipino. 

Special Thank You to our Supporters, Sponsors, & PartnersSalamat Supporters

LEAD Filipino
LEAD Filipino

We are a nonprofit that organizes for FilAm civic participation, grassroots leadership and direct community action out of San Jose, California.

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