Home Phone Email Scroll Top



Registration is officially live for our summer Awareness in Action Program (AAP)!

LEAD Filipino’s AAP is a 10-week community-based and publicly-accessible Filipino Studies & Civic Activism program that has served hundreds of students and families since 2016.

This summer’s AAP will meet virtually on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. (PST) beginning on Wednesday, June 23 and ending on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Your registration fee secures your virtual seat in our summer class and helps support the health of our program.

Upon registering, you will receive access to our virtual classroom, an internal shared drive that holds our literature and videos, and engagement with your classmates from across California and the country.

For the past five years, our AAP has been developed and taught by organizers on our team that have taught in K-12 and higher education settings, have designed curriculum, and carry deep knowledge of social and political issues impacting FilAms and larger Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Our AAP educators have studied under internationally-known Pinxy scholars, from the University of the Philippines to Asian American and Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, to working on major civil and human rights campaigns statewide. The blending of our educators’ backgrounds and experiences are brought to the fore in our AAP.

The AAP seeks to create a learning community that centers the voices of our students and families. As a multidisciplinary course, AAP looks at Philippines history, FilAm diasporic experiences, civic activism, socioeconomics, and political education with practical engagement opportunities. This summer’s curriculum will also address the surge in Anti-Asian violence and xenophobia that has acutely plagued our communities since the outbreak of COVID-19. Guest speakers including FilAm nonprofit advocates, historians, and elected officials will join throughout the AAP.

Previously offered in San Jose and Union City, California, LEAD Filipino’s 2020 and 2021 AAP will be offered virtually to audiences across Santa Clara County community and beyond.

Read more about our AAP here.


We have a limited number of scholarships available for participation in our 2021 AAP.

To inquire about our 2021 AAP scholarship, please contact our AAP Directors: Celeste@leadfilipino.org and James@leadfilipino.org.