How We Work

KAMP operates as a grassroots organization under a fiscal sponsorship (we ourselves do not carry tax-exempt status). Since March 2016, Asian Pacific Islander Community Actions (APICA) has generously served as KAMP’s fiscal sponsor.

We meet almost weekly, at rotating locations throughout San Diego County, and often on Wednesday evenings. At the start of each week, meeting locations and agendas are shared with the KAMP general body via email. 

View KAMP’s Fall 2017 Semester-at-a-Glance here:

Below are KAMP’s main types of meetings/events and their purpose or description:

General Body Meeting

  • Share team updates with KAMP general body
  • Debrief recent events, classroom visits, initiatives
  • Pitch new project proposals to KAMP general body (internal and external)
  • Assign action items for ongoing and upcoming projects

Working Meeting

  • Collaborate with folks in different teams for ongoing and upcoming projects
  • Schedule upcoming team and individual meetings as needed
  • Develop lesson plan of the month

Classroom Visits

  • Supplement Filipino/Tagalog language learning in high schools and middle schools in San Diego County
  • Address the need for Filipina/o/x American Studies in our public education system by building critical knowledge about y/our identities, history and culture

Educational Dialogue (ED)

  • Facilitate lesson plan of the month in an open-to-public or internal KAMP setting
  • Learn more about our community’s collective knowledge and engagement with topics related to Filipinx American identity, culture, and history
  • For open-to-public EDs only: Practice facilitation for classroom visits

Field Trip

  • Attend and participate in a community event
  • Visit a local community-based organization to learn about their work and how we may collaborate 
  • Examples: Made in PH Night Market, civic engagement workshop

Kick-it

  • Spend quality social time with one another
  • Intend to leave work-related matters at the door as a way to prevent burnout
  • Examples: Movie night, game night, potluck, cooking night

Leadership Development

  • Focus on personal, collective and organizational growth
  • Provide an opportunity for staff and mentors to share a skillset or relevant topic with the group
  • Examples: Team-building exercises, technical skill workshops, webinars

Research Team Meeting

  • Collect relevant data from program participants, including mentors, students, and community members
  • Analyze data to determine KAMP’s areas of improvement and growth and discern their prioritization
  • Share findings regarding KAMP’s impact with finance team toward grant writing as well as with the entire group to practice transparency about our work

Co-Director Meeting

  • Determine KAMP’s main objectives and priorities on a monthly and quarterly basis  in relation to our short-term and long-term goals, mission, and vision
  • Discuss salient topics such as current social and political events that relate to and/or influence KAMP’s work
  • Build relationships with prospective KAMP members and community members

*General Body’s Choice*

What we do is our collective decision!