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Transfer Retreat x PASS x UC Berkeley

2020-06-16T21:54:36+00:00

I planned and implemented a Transfer Retreat for Filipino/Pilipinx transfer students at UC Berkeley—there hadn't been a Pil Transfer Retreat for about 10 years. At UC Berkeley, the Filipino student population stands around 3%. Transfer students are allotted an average of 2-3 years of attendance in comparison to traditional students who attend for 4+ years. [...]

Urban Youth Expressions x Rays Up x SSFHS

2020-06-14T21:50:07+00:00

In collaboration with Joseph Magsaysay, we launched an afterschool creative arts program at South San Francisco High School. We reached out to Ethnic Studies teacher Aristel de la Cruz and implemented a program to engage youth and encourage creative writing and artistic expression. Over the course of two years, we met with students on a [...]

International Solidarity Mission Trip x Laya Youth

2020-06-12T07:33:58+00:00

In 2017, I organized a mission trip to the Philippines for Laya, a grassroots community organization based in Daly City, CA. I led the planning, fundraising, and communication with partner groups in the Philippines. The focus of the trip revolved around education and international solidarity. We partnered with People’s Solidarity & Education Tours (PSET) [...]

Morenx Monday @ UC Berkeley

2020-06-06T01:27:10+00:00

Through the 2018-2019 school year, I organized weekly community wellness sessions at UC Berkeley. The project was called Morenx Mondays. Inspired by Asia Jacksons #MagandangMorenx, this project was created to support Filipino/Filipinx students and celebrate our melanin. With the low representation on campus, and the pervasiveness of colorism in the Filipino community, it was important [...]

COVID-19 Community Resource & Calendar x FMHI-SMC

2020-05-31T22:07:28+00:00

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I worked with FMHI-SMC to release a community response page, needs assessment, and community calendar. I organized the info onto digital platforms, collating information from various community organizations. Problem: Due to the shelter-in-place and the quick onset of COVID-19, community centers had to close and resources were scattered—those [...]