Author: Melissa

Historic Confirmation of Lorna Schofield; First Filipino American to the Federal Bench

*** For Immediate Release *** KAYA Applauds Historic Confirmation of Lorna Schofield; First Filipino American to the Federal Bench Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 91-0 to confirm Attorney Lorna Schofield to serve as a federal district court judge for the Southern District of New York. Schofield will be the first Filipino American to…
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WATCH NOW: Filipino American Artists Join KAYA in National GOTV Video

With the start of Filipino American History Month, political grassroots organization KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress (KAYA) debuted a get-out-the-vote public service announcement (PSA) featuring several prominent Filipino American celebrities to help encourage voter registration and awareness in the Filipino American community.

What opportunities are out there for young professionals in leadership development? And what are the tools needed to succeed? Agnes Briones Ubalde helps answer those questions.

Agnes Briones Ubalde was appointed this year to the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission. Part of KAYA’s mission is to promote and develop leaders to represent our community at every level of government. We wanted learn more about Agnes’s experience as commissioner and find out how does one even get on a commission, what opportunities are…
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Register for Our National Retreat at APALA Convention July 21-24

We invite you to join us in our KAYA National Retreat at this year’s Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Convention in Oakland, July 21-24th, 2011 at the Marriott. Register here:

We’re doing it AGAIN! KAYA’s 2011 Summer Internship Program

We’re doing it again! KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress announces its third annual KAYA Summer Internship Program (KSIP), with the purpose of empowering young Filipino Americans, increasing political involvement, and building progressive leadership. KSIP is the the only summer educational and leadership development workshop series in Washington DC, focused specifically on the Filipino American community…
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TAKE ACTION: Come to the KSIP Kick Off June 9th in DC!

We’re doing it again! KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress announces its third annual KAYA Summer Internship Program (KSIP), with the purpose of empowering young Filipino Americans, increasing political involvement, and building progressive leadership. KSIP is the the only summer educational and leadership development workshop series in Washington DC, focused specifically on the Filipino American community and its role in public policy…
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TAKE ACTION: RSVP to Event with Rob Bonta in SF

Cocktails and Conversation: An Evening with Councilman Rob Bonta We know that supporting our leaders doesn’t end the day after election day. In fact, it’s just the beginning. We as a community helped get him elected, now we’re helping to see his vision through. Join us on June 17 for cocktails and conversation with Alameda…
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Join us! June 17th for Cocktails and Conversation with Councilman Rob Bonta

KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress presents Cocktails and Conversation: An Evening with Councilman Rob Bonta We know that supporting our leaders doesn’t end the day after election day. In fact, it’s just the beginning. We as a community helped get him elected, now we’re helping to see his vision through. Join us on June 17…
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Hyphen is BACK and ready to party!

Join HYPHEN and community sponsor KAYA as we kick off our 2011 social calendar with the #22 Issue Release Party. For the first time ever,Hyphen is offering a special group cover rate (more details below), so also bring your friends to supportyour favorite not-for-profit magazine! As always, Hyphen will bring good music and entertainment to…
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KAYA Celebrates the New Leadership and Victories In Our Community!

Every Vote Counted It’s been a long road. Packed days, nights, and weekends phonebanking, canvassing, mobilizing voters and volunteers and getting the message out through our website, social networks, and events. Congratulations to our endorsed candidates with their hard-fought campaigns. KAYA thanks its volunteers and supporters and welcomes the newly elected leadership and the emerging…
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