For Immediate Release: Meredith “Mer” Curry joins LEAD Filipino’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2021
Contact: Board of Directors, 

Press Release: Meredith Curry joins LEAD Filipino’s Board of Directors

San Jose, CA – Leadership, Education, Activism, and Dialogue (LEAD) Filipino a San Jose-based nonprofit is delighted to announce that Meredith “Mer” Curry has joined the organization’s Board of Directors. 

“Mer has been foundational to growing the capacity of our Fly Pinays and advocacy programs the past two years.  To have her expertise and incoming leadership on our Board of Directors is a privilege and gift, and one that we’re all looking forward to”, said Gel Cortez, LEAD Filipino’s Founder.

Mer Curry is a Bay Area education practitioner, consultant, and advocate.

With her firm AdvancED Consulting, LLC, Mer supports organizations and initiatives that lead to sustainable systems change for the benefit of disadvantaged communities throughout California. Her clients include organizations working to uplift first-generation, underserved students to reach their highest potential here in California, and across the country. She serves as the Director of Education Partnerships with Moneythink, Fellow for the Northern California College Promise Coalition, and is the current Chair of the County of Santa Clara’s Commission on the Status of Women

In her personal time, Mer volunteers with AAPI Women Lead, is a member of AAUW San Jose, the Filipina Women’s Network, and the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute civic leadership network. She was recently inducted as a 2020 Honoree of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative Eudaimonia Society for “living a life rich in purpose and meaning” and embodying the core concepts of generosity, resilience and overcoming hardship, selflessness, dedication to the common good and society at large, and commitment to long-term goals in the face of obstacles.

Founded in 2015, LEAD Filipino works to increase the involvement of Fil Ams in civic engagement and public leadership through programs and campaigns.  The organization serves hundreds of local and regional community members each year.  

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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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