Monthly Archives: August 2010

KAYA Sacramento Reception

KAYA Reception in Sacramento

Thursday, September 23rd



1000 K Street

Sponsored by former Acting Lt. Governor of California Mona Pasquil, West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, and Eric Astacaan

Students/Seniors: $10

General Admission: $25

RSVP here!

Join KAYA , former Acting Lt. Governor Mona Pasquil, West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, and other community leaders in an important discussion about Filipino American leaders over dinner and drinks at Social Lounge. Your perspective and participation are important to our cause in helping us build relationships to achieve our goals. Together, we can work to organize the community and create soutions to increase Filipino American electoral power, advocate for policies that affect our community and develop leaders to represent us at every level of government. With your support, we can continue to build this momentum.


Filipino Americans in Law and Politics: A discussion on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Join the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of KAYA: Filipino Americans for  a general meeting and an important and engaging discussion hosted by the Pilipino American Law Society (PALS) at UC Hastings.

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Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

It is free and the leadership committee and KAYA San Francisco Bay Area core team will be hosting a delicious potluck with food, beverages, and dessert for our meeting attendees.

Location: UC Hastings, College of Law, 198 McAllister Street, Room B, San Francisco, CA. Click here to view a map.

Filipino Americans in Law and Politics

A discussion about current issues critical to our community, Filipino American political identity, and the next steps for our community in increasing our electoral power, advocating policies that affect our community, and developing  leaders to represent us at every level of government.

  • What are the top issues in the Filipino American community in labor and workers rights, public education, and other important concerns affecting our community today?
  • What are the implications for our community and for organizations like PALS and KAYA?
  • And what can we do about it?

Join PALS, KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress, and our guest speakers in a panel and facilitated discussion about Filipino Americans in Law and Politics and our role in moving our community forward.

Confirmed guest speakers include:

Rob Bonta, Deputy City Attorney of San Francisco, Chair of the City of Alameda’s Economic Development Commission, President of the City of Alameda’s Social Service Human Relations Board, Director of the City of Alameda Hospital Board

Hydra Mendoza,  Vice President, San Francisco Board of Education

At this meeting you”ll also have the opportunity to learn more about PALS and KAYA , meet the leadership of the organizations, find out what our plans are and how you can get involved.

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Filipino Townhall with San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Candidates Wednesday 8/25Click

Filipino Americans are a significant segment of the population of San Francisco’s District 6. KAYA values elected officials responding to the diverse issues and needs of our community. We encourage our community to attend the Filipino Townhall to learn more about the District 6 Candidates for Supervisor.

Filipino Townhall Meeting
“Sustain: The Filipino Community presence in D6”

“Preserve: Our culture, heritage, families, working class, immigrant and SF community”

“Support: Our existing wins and new demands and fights”

Co-Sponsored by: SF Veterans Equity Center (VEC), KAYA, Galing Bata sa FEC, Manilatown Heritage Foundation (MHF), Bindlestiff Studio, Filipino Community Center in the Excelsior, Canon Kip Senior Center, South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) and more!

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March with KAYA SF-Bay Area Chapter at Pistahan Parade!

March with KAYA – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Rob Bonta (Candidate for Alameda City Council), and San Francisco School Board Member Hydra Mendoza for this year’s Pistahan Parade. Volunteer to table for festival on Saturday, August 14th and Sunday, August 15!

August 4th Eviction Commemoration and Dedication of I-Hotel Mural

Join the community on Wednesday, August 4 at 5:30pm at the I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA for the dedication of the Dedication of I-Hotel Mural. The mural commemorates the history fo the International Hotel’s decades-lonf struggle for low income housing, honoring the manongs who lived, fought, and created a home together in the I-Hotel.

I-Hotel Mural Dedication PDF Flyer

Minority Business Development Agency U.S. Department of Commerce Internship

Our agency is currently recruiting interns for the fall of 2010.  Attached please find a listing of our available internships for that time frame.  There are currently (5) offices with internships available and the backgrounds vary depending upon the office. Continue reading

KAYA Summer Internship Program Session and Commencement

Wednesday, August 4 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Kaya Summer Internship Program Session: Labor
AND Kaya Summer Internship Program Commencement

With Greg Cendana (US Students Association), Marlan Maralit (AFSCME), and Iryll Robbins-Umel (National Treasury Employees Union)
(Dupont Circle Metro – Red line)
KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress (KAYA) administers 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 and government.  The Summer Internship Program (KSIP) is a free evening program intended to supplement a Washington, DC internship experience.
Through a series of informal workshop and skills building sessions, student participants work with each other, KAYA staff and policy professionals to learn the skills necessary for leadership.  Sessions focus on the development of issue knowledge, career exploration and skill building.

With Special Guests: Continue reading