Hello! This past June, I graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A in Asian American Studies and a minor in Applied Psychology. I did not know what the future would bring and where to begin my next chapter of growth. When I was accepted to the Seeding Change Fellowship of 2019 I was excited to finally translate what I had learned from my Asian American Studies classes into meaningful action.
During my time interning at the Filipino Community Center (FCC), San Francisco, I have been able to directly help Filipinx elders in the immigrant, working class district of Excelsior. In addition to these individual services, I have collaborated with Bay Area AAPI grassroots organizations in actions that protect the human rights of AAPI folks across the nation and globally.
The fellowship has helped me realize my role in the movement and most importantly connect with my Filipinx-American identity. As a Seeding Change fellow I have found community, increased my political and social consciousness, and strengthened my resilience. This summer has been full of personal, transformative growth. It is important we continue to sustain fellowship programs such as Seeding Change that support the development of Asian American leaders.
Please join me in supporting Seeding Change’s national leadership pipeline. Your $10-50 donation will give future fellows the opportunity to advocate for the representation, justice, and power of Asian American communities. If you would like to learn more about the program and my experiences with Seeding Change or FCC feel free to reach out! email@example.com
Thank you. Maraming salamat po.
“We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, Knowing that they hold future promise.”
-Oscar Romero, “Future Not Our Own”