FYLPRO 9th Anniversary Annual Giving

 

  • Annual Giving
  • Immersion Pics a la Antique Roadshow (tell us why it is important to you)
  • BOD Video Testimonial
  • How to Support FYLPRO Tutorial videos
    • Donate stocks
    • FB Fundraiser
    • Amazon Smile 
    • Sponsorship

For more information: 

http://www.fylpro.org 

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Filipino Young Leaders Program and Community Partners Offer Free Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Carson, California and Chicago, Illinois

 

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:

Leezel Tanglao

leezel.tanglao@fylpro.org

July 31, 2021

Filipino Young Leaders Program and Community Partners Offer Free Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Carson, California and Chicago, Illinois

CARSON, California & CHICAGO, Illinois — The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) and its virtual COVID-19 help desk Tayo partnered with several community organizations in the Los Angeles County and Chicago areas to offer accessible vaccine pop-up clinics this summer.

This collaboration among Filipino serving nonprofits and public entities came together as a direct response to the changing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and access to vaccine supplies.

For the Los Angeles County area pop-up held on June 26 in Carson, FYLPRO, along with the Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine (CYFAM), Mabuhay Credit Union, Filipinx/a/o Community Health Association (FILCHA), Clinica Romero, and the City of Carson teamed up to offer second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as well as single Johnson & Johnson shots. 

Initial doses of the two-shot vaccines were administered at a previous pop-up held on June 5.

Read: Filipino Young Leaders Program and Community Partners Offer Free Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Carson, California

For the Chicago area pop-up held on June 27 FYLPRO along with CYFAM, Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois, Inc. (PNAI), Live Every Second (LES), Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC), Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE), Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago), Gawad Kalinga-Chicago, Midwest Pilipino American Coalition (MPAC), and Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF) partnered with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide both the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines. The date for the second dose was held on July 18. The events were held at St. Padre Pio Parish that also included blood pressure checks, glucose screenings, and health education along with CPR training. Both Chicago Events provided the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson Covid Vaccines. 

 

“I appreciate the efforts of our FYLPRO members especially our Executive committee and our many partner organizations who took the lead making vaccines accessible for anyone who needs it in LA and Chicago”, said Louella Rose Cabalona, President of the Filipino Young Leaders Program. “With vaccines now available to anyone 12 years or older, yet only 33% of 12-15-year-olds have received one shot, holding events like these in safe spaces is a trustworthy reminder to parents and everyone that vaccines work and they are essential for the safety of communities.”

In addition to regional pop up vaccine clinics, some other upcoming COVID19 related events include a virtual panel discussion on data disaggregation with Tayo in partnership with Asian Journal and GMA in August and the upcoming nationwide vaccine survey aimed toward the Filipino community.

About the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
FILIPINO YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (FYLPRO) is a network of high performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the  Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries. 

We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora.  By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational  relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic  progress of the global Filipino community.

For more information: 

http://www.fylpro.org 

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Filipino Young Leaders Program and Professional Filipino American Youth Bring ‘The Debut’ to new generation in special screening and Q & A with film director

 

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:

Leezel Tanglao

leezel.tanglao@fylpro.org

July 20, 2021

Filipino Young Leaders Program and Professional Filipino American Youth Bring ‘The Debut’ to new generation in special screening and Q & A with film director

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)’s alumni engagement committee and Professional Filipino American Youth (PFAY) held a special screening of a film that captured the Filipino American experience during the 2000s and discussed the state of Filipino American representation in mainstream media.

On June 29, “The Debut” starring Dante Basco, was screened to another generation. The coming of age film marks its 20th anniversary of the film’s debut this year.

“The stories of the characters in ‘The Debut’ continue to speak to the experiences of Filipino Americans to this day,” said Everett Icao and Lauren Lalicon of FYLPRO. “We were honored to highlight this groundbreaking movie on its twentieth anniversary. As the discussion between culture and identity in America deepens in mainstream conversation, it is important that we lift up the stories that speak to the Filipino American experience.”

In addition to screening the film, viewers also watched “Making the Debut,” the documentary of the creation of the movie. After the film, 2018 delegate, actor and Chief Development Officer for FilAm Creative Meriden Villanueva moderated a discussion with the film’s director Gene Cajayon. They talked about the challenges of independent filmmaking and the importance of supporting and telling Filipino American stories, and amplifying the storytellers in our community.

“Our screening and Q&A of ‘The Debut’ reminds the Filipino American community that there is still much work to amplify our stories,” said Professional Filipino American Youth. “The generational and culture clashes and racism that the characters endure are experiences that are familiar to even our youngest Fil-Ams.”

FYLPRO President Louella Cabalona closed the evening giving praise to Cajayon for blazing the trail in seeking Filipino American representation in mainstream media through a meaningful movie that also intimately touches upon the struggle of FilAms in finding their identity. She also reminded guests to watch out for other exciting events scheduled for this year including the very first FYLPROCon, the Filipino Young Leaders Virtual Conference 2021 in November.

To view that discussion, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/FYLPRO/posts/3915445278564742

About the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
FILIPINO YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (FYLPRO) is a network of high performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the  Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries. 

We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora.  By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational  relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic  progress of the global Filipino community.

For more information: 

http://www.fylpro.org 

About Professional Filipino American Youth (PFAY)

PROFESSIONAL FILIPINO AMERICAN YOUTH (PFAY) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit networking organization for young professional Filipino Americans (“Fil-Ams”). Founded in November 2017 in New Jersey, PFAY seeks to gather ambitious Fil-Ams who are established in their careers for the purposes of building a community of young professionals.

For more information:

https://pfay.org/ 

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9 Young Leaders Selected To Serve As FYLPRO Summer 2021 Tayo Fellows

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Krystle Canare

krystle.canare@fylpro.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NINE YOUNG LEADERS SELECTED TO SERVE AS FYLPRO SUMMER 2021 TAYO FELLOWS

July 7, 2021

Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is excited to announce its second cohort of nine talented young leaders to the FYLPRO Tayo Fellowship Program. 

 

The FYLPRO Tayo Fellowship Program aims to equip young Filipino American leaders with the skills and strategies to support the Filipino and Filipino American community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fellows will provide assistance and support for our Filipino communities negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, both in the US and in the Philippines, through FYLPRO’s online help desk, Tayo, as well as through an ever evolving portfolio of COVID-19 response projects conducted by FYLPRO’s COVID-19 Task Force.

“As fellow Filipino young leaders, our Tayo Fellows play a pivotal role in informing, curating, and executing the adaptive work of FYLPRO’s COVID-19 Task Force. Last Fall, our inaugural cohort spearheaded the development of over 500+ articles on the Tayohelp.com website, developed assets and social media campaigns, conducted environmental scans and interviews with local Filipino American organizations and community members, staged several virtual educational events, and presented our work at national conferences.” said FYLPRO Tayo Fellowship Director, Krystle Canare. “This summer, I am honored to work alongside a new cohort of fellows who are already doing meaningful work to support the Filipino community in the U.S and abroad. Tayo means “us” in Tagalog and I cannot emphasize enough how important collective wisdom and fellowship are key to moving this work forward.”

This year’s cohort includes:

Maria Christina Chachie Abara

Maria Cristina Chachie Abara is an 1.5 Filipino American. Daughter, Sister and Scholarly Activist,  She graduated with degrees in Psychology and Philippine Studies with concentration in Ilokano Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She has developed two passion projects of hers that manifested in the last year which is her podcast and educational platform account. 

 

Her podcast entitled, previously named, “Reclaiming Filipinx Identity” now branched to KasamahanCo is about stories of Filipinos in Hawai’i and curating the oral history of people from her age, and those older to document many of their experiences. Aside from her podcast, she works on creating content that showcases the Ilokano language and culture with her colleagues to keep that language from going extinct. 

 

Chachie also advocates for the Filipino community in terms of mental health and for representation in terms of breaking taboo topics that is not as talked about into our own household. With her background in Psychology and Philippine studies, she hoped to manifest building a media revolution using her passion project to start a company that focuses on creating films, skits, and series that help kickstart critical dialogue and conversation. 

 

Nouchka Claire Apostol

Nouchka Claire Apostol is a proud Ilocana from Pangasinan, Philippines, but has been residing on Tongva Land (LA County) for 20 years. Nouchka is a student at University of California, Irvine, double majoring in Sociology and Psychological Sciences. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and providing community support through the lenses of decolonization and anti-imperialism. Along with being a full-time student, she is also a community organizer, amateur bass player, and practicing mindfulness. Nouchka defines herself as a divine/spiritual healer as she has been practicing tarot and strengthening her ancestral connection for more than a year!

 

Ione Sky Causing

Ione Sky Causing calls the island of Guam her home. Over the course of her educational career, she’s worked for organizations such as Central Washington University’s Filipino-American Student Association as vice-president and president, and  was formerly an Eastern Advisor for the Northwest Filipino-American Student Alliance (NWFASA).

 

Ione hopes to use her skills for the better and to improve the lives of not only her own, but those around her. Although writing and editing are her purest passions, she will continue to advocate for her culture. She is a graduate of Central Washington University, where she majored in English Language and Literature. She currently lives in Maple Valley. When she is not keeping busy with writing, you can find her playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons or starting a new book.

 

Georgie D’Sanson

Georgie D’Sanson is a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Cognitive Science, Spanish, and Mathematics with an interest in Linguistics. Growing up in New York, Philippines, and Hawaii, they have grown to appreciate how linguistic diversity reflects cultural diversity in surprising ways. They are the Cultural President of JHU’s Filipino Students Association, in which they plan community events for the Hopkins Filipino community with other Filipino and FilAm students. They also enjoy singing and beatboxing for their acapella group Humming Jay.

 

Carina Gregorio

Carina Gregorio is a junior at California State University, Los Angeles. She is majoring in Healthcare Administration and is interested in increasing health equity, quality assurance, patient risk management, and project management. It is her personal philosophy to give back to my community and keep the door open for others.

 

Jonathan Laxamana

Jonathan Laxamana is a rising sophomore at Stanford University planning to major in Human Biology with additional academic interests in public policy, Asian American Studies, and neuroscience. He is currently a research assistant at the Giardino Lab, studying the biological mechanisms behind stress and sleep. During his virtual freshman year experience, Jonathan was highly involved within Stanford’s Filipino community as an intern for the school’s Kayummangi dance troupe and Pilipino Student Union (PASU). He also explored his interests in community organizing by participating in an Alternative Spring Break program centered around the struggles of Filipino migrant workers. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys hiking, playing piano, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Sofia Lindo

Sofia Lindo was born and raised in Pampanga, Philippines. She is a second year undergraduate student at Cypress College where she is pursuing a degree in Nursing (BS). She volunteers at COVID-19 clinics, contributing to reach the goal on vaccinating all Californians. She has mentored with elementary students, showing her broad appreciation in all subjects being taught in school. She is interested in finding ways to give more access in healthcare to all people living in rural areas in the Philippines. She intends to apply to medical school to advance her knowledge in cardiology.

 

Nico Palanca

Nico is a Junior at Virginia Tech studying International Relations. Currently he holds the positions of: a Resident Advisor in Virginia Tech, the Internal Vice President for The Filipino-American Society Association, and member of the Student Advisory board for The Innovate Living-Learning Community. Often Nico is in charge of projects such as culture shows, symposiums, outreaches, and many more.

 

Nico had lived in the Philippines for most of his life, and had recently moved to America to pursue a higher education. In his free time he enjoys amateur photography, discovering new music, and enjoying the outdoors. Nico is a driven person, with a clear goal and mission; to serve others and better his community.

 

Brian Mangilog

Brian Mangilog is a clinical project coordinator for the Rare Genomes Project, a research study based at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard that provides genetic testing to families with rare diseases. He graduated in 2018 from Harvard University with a B.A. in Neurobiology and a secondary concentration in Global Health and Health Policy. He currently serves as a Board Member for PAMANA, Inc., helping plan New England’s Philippine Independence Day celebrations and the Fil-Am High School Leadership Program. He was the former New England Ambassador and is now a Coach for Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration (EPYC). He is also Co-Director for the Philippine Medical Association of New England’s Wellness Program, a monthly program serving the homeless community in downtown Boston.




For more information about the FYLPRO Tayo Fellowship Program, please contact FYLPRO Tayo Fellowship Director, Krystle Canare, at krystle.canare@fylpro.org.

FYLPRO June 2021 Members Town Hall

Join FYLPRO’s ECOM and board of directors at our alumni town hall on June 24, 2021 at 9pm ET.

We will be discussing the state of FYLPRO, upcoming programming and initiatives, ratifying amending bylaws to clarify membership, committee updates, sponsorship and upcoming events.

Read more on the bylaws resolutions here: https://fylpro.org/fylpro-2021-faqs-on-bod-appointments/

In order to vote to ratify the bylaws resolutions, you must be a member in good standing by renewing your membership.

How to renew:

Paypal:
Go to www.PayPal.me/FYLPro
(Please add a memo for membership renewal)

You may view the presentation here.

Message to FYLPRO Committees: Happy May 4th to all of you

Hello everyone!

Today is National Renewal day!

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, renewal is defined as “the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again: the state of being renewed.” Timed in the middle of spring when plants are sprouting, the day strives to reinvigorate us after a long winter.

I want to take a moment today to lift up these folks who have been planting the seeds for a successful 2021 for FYLPRO. We want to send virtual applauses and kudos to the great work you are doing. We hope reinvigorate ourselves and each other knowing we are part of a bigger team working towards the same goal and that it is all coming together for a united purpose of ensuring FYLPRO’s sustainability for the decades to come.

Thank you very much to…

Alvin Adriano
Alexa Alfaro
Krystle Canare
Mark Calaguas
Jen Coliflores
Mary Lou Cunanan
Chris Franco
Kit Furukawa
Jihanne Lizza Hosmillo-Williams
Everett Icao
Lauren Lalicon
Melissa Palma
Mark Payumo
Beatrice Shakkal
Brian Tajo
Anthonie Tumpag

Alvin as Chair of the Volunteer Management and Mentorship committee is gearing up to launch USAI Mentorship this summer. He is also getting more volunteer manpower for all committee.

Alexa was instrumental in creating the #ModernaVax2PH toolkit that is the foundation of the campaign that aims to help expedite vaccines to the Philippines. She also was a key contributor for the Here/Hear Now event with GMA. As Co chair for Communications and Community Partnerships and member of Finance, she’s one of the busiest committee volunteer we have.

Krystle is representing Tayo in NatCon21 and has built a leadership training series tailored specifically for Tayo Fellows

Mark C. helped us get Tayo patented at the beginning of the year as legal counsel for Tayo/Covid Task Force. He also took the lead on drafting the our official statements for #StopAsianHate and letters to govt leaders for #ModernaVax2PH.

Jen as Chair of our Bylaws and Policies committee has in the first half of the year helped us create 3 key org policies that help us streamline operations so we can respond more in an agile fashion to our stakeholders. She has also, with the help of our Kit and Sergio, guided the BOD in passing important resolutions so that our BOD can make strategic decisions for the good of the organization that is in line with our bylaws

Mary Lou is our energetic co-Chair for Virtual Leadership Conference. She’s a firestarter and a go getter. She’s brought a lot of great ideas for SuyoMano x FYLPRO we are working on and I know the same will carry over focusing on the conference.

Chris is co leading building the technology infrastructure for FYLPRO with Network For Good CRM, AirMeet and applying best practices for GSuite Administration. They’re gonna be an essential tech super admins in our all programs.

Kit is our all around superwoman with a friendly ate demeanor. She is co-Chairing the Virtual Leadership Conference with Mary Lou. Between both of them and our superstar ECOM, I am super confident our our conference will be a spectacular success! Oh and she’s also helping our Board of Directors have a great and productive retreat in June!

Jihanne is our super organized fundraising czar. She’s tackling updating our sponsorship package, gearing up for multiple fundraising events and even testing new ground with offering corporate experiences through our org and govt grants.

Everett and Lauren are our solid Alumni Engagement team, conducting alumni check-ins to help us learn what our alumni are up to and to also share with them our programs (such as the mentorship, virtual conference and Corp experience fundraising, etc.) They’ve initiated a couple of movie nights already and is working to have another APAHM movie night end of May.

Issa is a wonder woman with a grant grabbing lasso for Tayo. She’s also heading the operations of the CDC survey rolling out soon

Mark P. has been a great contributor for our Comms stepping in where he sees gaps. He’s also co-leading the technology and innovation committee focusing on utilizing our website more effectively.

Beatrice is our Community Partnerships co-Chair, I’m looking to strengthen our partnerships with every Consulate in every region and other orgs through the committee.

Brian is leading Tayo’s strategic planning focused on scaling operations. He’s spearheading volunteer staff search, a fellows search and finding funding for an operations manager for Tayo.

Anthonie is leading the organizational documentation – digitizing and archiving important artifacts from our core immersion programming and our history as a non profit. The outputs of his foundational work can greatly enhance core operational functions reporting to stakeholders, fundraising and marketing to future delegates. It will also be a highlight in our virtual Young Leaders conference in November.
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With all of this happening concurrently, I can only thank our supportive and hard working ECOM with VP Leezel, Secretary Jean and Treasurer Fred for being effective ECOM Liasons for our committees and collectively ensuring our core non profit operations are running, remaining responsive to our Board, alumni and members.

As it is also Teachers Appreciation Week, I want you to know that working with each one of you and this entire experience of serving FYLPRO has been a great learning experience in being a better listener, collaborator, servant-leader and an active contributor in the global Filipino community we are all passionately serving. Thank you to each one of you for being my teacher and I look forward to phenomenal milestones with you in 2021.

I’m sure I’ve missed someone not part of the board who is helping us move forward in FYLPRO. This are accomplishments and good news within my radar. If I did, please let me know, I’d like to make sure that everyone’s effort in this organization is duly recognized.

May the fourth be with you!

PS not to late to reach out to our government leaders to send #ModernaVax2PH

Take Action: #ModernaVax2PH Campaign to Speed Up Delivery of Doses Tool Kit

Filipino Young Leaders Program announces call for 2nd Cohort of Tayo Fellowship Program

MEDIA CONTACT:

Krystle Canare

krystle.canare@fylpro.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2021

Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is excited to announce the launch of its Summer 2021 Tayo Fellowship Program to provide assistance and support for our Filipino communities negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, both in the US and in the Philippines.   

A year ago, the FYLPRO COVID-19 Task Force was formed to respond to the growing needs of Filipino and Filipino Americans during the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Uncertain of how to provide support at the time, the Task Force answered the call to serve in any way possible. From information sharing, raising funds, sending PPE and care packages, holding support Zooms, and writing grants, the Task Force coordinated various modes of support. 

On October 2020, the Task Force launched a web help desk, “Tayo” designed for seniors, unemployed individuals, and front line workers with information to make decisions to safeguard their health and well being during the pandemic.  Firmly believing that we are the agents of change, and the custodians of our own community, FYLPRO COVID-19 Task Force mobilized experts, content creators, and service providers in the areas of medicine and medical research, mental health, government assistance and response, transportation, and social services to provide credible, timely, and community-specific information.                                                                                                                                                              Now, FYLPRO COVID-19 Task Force is seeking its second cohort of fellows to support the ongoing operations of the Tayo help desk platform. The fellowship  is a remote, unpaid program and will run from June 20 – August 29, 2021.

On a weekly basis, Tayo Fellows will:

  • Identify credible sources of information such as policy think tanks, government agencies, professional and industry associations, business associations, and social service providers.
  • Attend and participate in information sessions, webinars, and briefings to gather relevant information and updates and summarize the findings;
  • Proactively track developments in the subject area for which you are responsible
  • Write short and long form content weekly
  • Attend a weekly coordination meeting (Sundays at 5:00pm ET), bi-weekly 1:1 meetings, and monthly leadership development sessions.

TAYO MEANS US. OUR IMPACT, TOGETHER 

Fellowship Director Krystle Canare explains, “The goal of the Fellowship program is to provide a space for community, a space for healing, a space for sharing knowledge, resources, stories, and inspiration with one another as we tackle one of the greatest global pandemics of our lifetime. We want fellows to take ownership of this space, to challenge themselves through different projects and campaigns, and to build strong ties to the community centered and adaptive work we do within the FYLPRO COVID-19 Taskforce.”

In the Fall of 2020, FYLPRO Fellows collectively engaged in the following projects:

  • Researched and authored over 500+ articles on Tayohelp.com website
  • Developed assets and executed social media campaigns on Tayo’s multiple platforms
  • Produced a range of short to long-form culturally-relevant videos 
  • Conducted environmental scan of Filipino American organizations and initiatives in the Greater Los Angeles area
  • Conducted interviews to identify needs of Filipino Americans during COVID-19
  • Produced interactive community event, “Together sa Tayo” to bring together Filipino Americans during COVID-19
  • Presented at National Council on Mental Wellbeing’s Annual Conference
  • Supported Tayo COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Design & Dissemination Efforts
  • Participated in leadership sessions with FYLPRO alumni, discussing topics such as:
    • Combating Misinformation with Leezel Tanglao
    • Self-Care is Community Care with Krystle Canare & TJ Simba-Medel
    • Navigating the Workplace as a Pinay with Anna Marie Cruz, Lauren Lalicon, Ryann Tanap, Jessica Velasco
    • Graduate School: The Decision, Application & Lessons Learned with Melissa Dargan, Brian Tajo, Christal Simanski, Earl Valencia
    • Leveraging Your Community Experience in the Job-Search Process with Frederick Docdocil, and Philjay Solar

Applications are due Wednesday, June 9, 2021. 

Selection notifications will be sent via e-mail the week of June 14th.

Apply here: www.bit.ly/TayoSummerFellows 

For any further questions, please feel free to contact  Krystle Canare at krystle.canare@fylpro.org

About Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.

FYLPRO was established in 2012 by the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) to annually identify outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide the delegates with invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to distinguished network captains of industry and government.

For more information:

http://www.fylpro.org/

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Filipino Young Leaders Program and Community Partners Offer Free Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Carson, California

 

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:

Leezel Tanglao

leezel.tanglao@fylpro.org

May 24, 2021

Filipino Young Leaders Program and Community Partners Offer Free Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Carson, California

CARSON, California — The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) and its virtual COVID19 help desk Tayo is partnering with the Council of Young Filipinx Americans in Medicine (CYFAM), Mabuhay Credit Union, Filipinx/a/o Community Health Association (FILCHA), Clinica Romero and the City of Carson to offer a free vaccine pop-up clinic in June.

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be offered. Pfizer vaccines will be offered to anyone ages 12 and older. Parent/guardian permission is required for those ages 17 or younger.  Those who register for their first dose will automatically receive an appointment for their second dose on June 26. 

This collaboration among Filipino focused non-profits and public entities came together as a direct response to the changing situation of the COVID19 pandemic and access to vaccine supplies.

City of Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes said the best way to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. 

“The City of Carson is honored to partner with Mabuhay Credit Union and other community partners to host a pop up vaccination site targeting our most vulnerable residents,” Davis-Holmes said.

Fred Docdocil, Mabuhay Branch & Business Development Coordinator of Mabuhay Credit Union and Community Leader helped to connect FYLPRO and other community partners to the City of Carson to secure the pop-up site.

“Mabuhay Credit Union is proud to collaborate with our Community Partners in this important endeavor to help keep our community safe in spite of a global pandemic,” said Docdocil, who also serves as FYLPRO treasurer. 

The pop-up vaccine clinic is a natural extension of FYLPRO’s COVID19 efforts through its Tayo platform — virtual help desk for the Filipino community.

“We are grateful to be a part of this crucial effort in making vaccines as accessible as possible for anyone who needs it, thanks to the generosity of our friends at Clinica Romero and the volunteer efforts of trusted healthcare professionals from partner organizations, FilCHA and CYFAM”, said Louella Rose Cabalona, President of the Filipino Young Leaders Program. “I also applaud the work of our entire Covid Task Force and Tayo Help Desk team who have been providing impactful community initiatives like this pop-up clinic since last year. There’s a lot of work to be completed in the battle against the virus; FYLPRO is humbled to contribute our small part.” 

For the Filipino intergenerational community, getting vaccinated is crucial to protect everyone.

“While many in our community work in health care and have received a COVID-19 vaccine, many have not but continue to work in frontline essential worker positions, especially those who are younger, who also happen to live in multigenerational households,” said Dr. Carlos Oronce, President-Elect, Filipinx Community Health Association. “The COVID-19 vaccine is technology that has been years in the making and there is growing evidence that it is effective against many of the novel variants that are spreading around the globe. FilCHA is excited to join other FilAm organizations in LA to put on this event and help reach many in our community who have not yet had the opportunity to receive the vaccine.”

The two June vaccine pop-up will be staffed with volunteers from Carson staff and volunteers from CYFAM.

“The Council of Young Filipino Americans in Medicine (CYFAM) is encouraged by recent news from the CDC that the COVID-19 vaccination, specifically the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is now recommended for all people 12 years and older for the prevention of COVID-19 in the United States under the US FDA Emergency Use Authorization,” said Dr. Antonio Moya, Executive Chair to co-founder of CYFAM.  “As young physicians and physicians-in-training, it is so important that we encourage our peers and younger family members to get their vaccines as soon as possible.  So much of this pandemic has been unfortunately driven by asymptomatic spread of the disease by younger people so we owe it to Filipino American community to get vaccinated now.  We will be on site to answer any questions people have about the vaccine.”

Pop-Up Vaccine details:

When:

First dose – Saturday, June 5, 2021

Second dose – Saturday, June 26, 2021

Time: 9 am – 2 pm

Where: Carson Community Center (801 E Carson St., Carson, CA 90745)

Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/CarsonCAVax

When contacted, volunteers will schedule you for your vaccination time. Please be prepared to answer questions about your medical history during this call. On the day of the vaccination, please bring a proof of ID.

About the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
FILIPINO YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM (FYLPRO) is a network of high performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the  Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries. 

We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora.  By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational  relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic  progress of the global Filipino community.

For more information: 

http://www.fylpro.org 

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FYLPRO $1K Challenge

 

Calling all FYLPRO alumni, it’s that time of year. If you have not renewed your membership dues, this is a great time to do so.

Board of Director JP Ferrer has committed to match up $25 for every alumni that renews their 2021 membership by the end of June up to $1,000.

So don’t delay, renew your membership today. Your $100 membership dues helps support FYLPRO’s mission to expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora and foster collaborative multinational relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic progress of the global Filipino community.

How to renew:

Paypal:
Go to www.PayPal.me/FYLPro
(Please add a memo for membership renewal)