End of Summer BBQ Recap (& Kalua Pig Taco Recipe)

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Thank you to everyone who came out to KAMP’s End of Summer BBQ @ South Mission Beach! We threw this as an appreciation to all of our volunteers, supporters, and students who made the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program possible this past academic year and it was great to see the turnout!

It was a beautiful 80º day with a slight breeze and we made good use of the beach, grass, and grill at the park soaking in some the summer’s last sunrays. We also had some great games and some delicious food to go with it! To round out the hot dogs, burgers, and other grill action going on, Kuya AC Boral of So Good & Delicious served up his version of Kalua Pig Tacos for everyone. Check the recipe below!

Kalua Pig Tacos w/Banana Ketchup Coleslaw & Pickled Red Onion
Serves 12 SUPER HUNGRY PEOPLE. Active Cook Time: 25 min. Total Cook Time: 12+ hours.

5-6 lb. Pork Shoulder, bone-in preferred
1 large Yellow Onion, cut into 1/4″-thick slices
1 1/2 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
1 1/2 Tbsp Hawaiian Salt (use 2 Tbsp Kosher salt as substitute)
Banana Leaves
Corn Tortillas

Coleslaw:
1 c Cabbage, shredded
1/2 c Carrot, shredded
1/2 c Red Cabbage, shredded
1/4 c Green Onion, sliced thinly
1/2 Jalapeño, small dice (adjust to taste)
1/2 c Banana ketchup
1/2 c Mayo

Pickled Red Onion:
1 large Red Onion, sliced 1/4″-thick
1/2 c Vinegar
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
4 Garlic Cloves

Directions

  1. Rub salt onto pork shoulder. Line a slow cooker with banana leaves and lay the bottom with sliced yellow onion, followed by the pork shoulder, then topped with the liquid smoke. Cover with banana leaves on the top and set slow cooker on LOW. Leave undisturbed for anywhere between 12-18 hours.
  2. Put all ingredients for Pickled Red Onion (except for onion itself) into a pot and bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Add red onion to the pot and add water to cover all red onion in pot. Let it come back to a boil and let it cool. When cool enough to handle, place red onion in a container and refrigerate at least 2 hours (can be done up to two days ahead).
  4. Mix all ingredients for coleslaw in a large bowl until well combined. Refrigerate at least 2 hours (can be made the day before).
  5. When Kalua Pig is finished, carefully transfer pork out of liquid and banana leaves to a serving tray and shred using two forks. Add some of the liquid from the slow cooker to keep moist.
  6. Heat up your tortillas and get down!

Let us know if you try this recipe!

KAMP’s Open House: Discussion or Dialogue?

KAMP_ED_0914To kick off the new school year, the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program will be hosting an open house to to re/introduce folks to KAMP’s mission, values, and work we do. The theme this year focuses on the distinction between discussion and dialogue, a distinction that is the very foundation upon which KAMP was built.

What is the difference between discussion and dialogue?
Why is it important to consider that difference?
What attitudes and values are pivotal to holding a successful and empowering discussion or dialogue?

All are invited to come and explore these questions with us.

Light refreshments will be provided at 7pm with the program promptly beginning at 7:30pm. We respectfully ask that you do not park in the Ansir Innovation parking lot, but on either Engineer Rd. or Brinell St.

We hope you can join us for an evening of community building, resource sharing, and strengthening of relationships!

Let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing on the facebook event!

For more information, please contact us at kampsd@gmail.com

KAMP’s End of Summer BBQ!

Join KAMP for our End of Summer BBQ!
Join KAMP for our End of Summer BBQ!

Before summer officially ends, we wanted to say thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters, and students who made the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program possible this past academic year. What better way to show our appreciation than to throw a huge BBQ while enjoying the last days of summer!


We’ll be supplying the food, drinks, game and great company, but feel free to bring beach gear, games, snacks/side dishes, family members, and maybe a friend or two 😉

We suggest getting there early because of the small parking lot at South Mission Beach. Otherwise, Belmont Park has free parking. Just walk to the south end of the boardwalk. RSVP via facebook to get the latest updates on where we will be.

Hope to see you there!!!

Donate!

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Things are picking up for KAMP and HS FilGrad as you can see from our instagram.

So we’d like to announce if you want to support us and the students for this year’s FilGrad, our donations page is open and our PayPal is live. Any amount of money would be greatly appreciated and would 100% go to funding this event. Upon receiving a donation we will forward our tax ID to you privately via email.

If you have any questions feel free to contact KAMPSD [at] gmail.com

Thanks & Good Night,

– EM

Future filmmakers and KAMP High School Students

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We’d like to announce that the people at Pacific Arts Movement (presenters of the San Diego Asian Film Festival) are behind a unique program out there for the summer called REEL VOICES. We know that there are creative souls that would love to make a movie for the summer and would also benefit from a scholarship at the end.

San Diego has some great talent out there and REEL VOICES has produced alumni from universities like NYU and Loyola Marymount. Take a look of previous work from their YouTube playlist.

Don’t forget the deadline is Sun April 27!

– EM

Are you ready for KAMP’s 6th Annual High School FilGrad?

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It’s hard to believe, but also amazing that we as KAMP are starting to get working on the 6th Annual High School FilGradIt will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2pm at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park.

Every year we create memories and experiences for youth around the county that closes their high school chapter before they go off into new endeavors. So what does that mean for you?

There’s honestly no program without the students in our community.

Just fill out this application! Make sure to get it back to us completed by May 11, 2014. Please note that a refundable $10 Deposit is required to process your application. You can either email us the application (kampsd [at] gmail.com) and send in your deposit through our paypal page. Just be sure to make a note that it is your FilGrad deposit. Or you can mail in the completed application to HSFilGrad at 2852 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113 with a check made out to KAMP-KCS. 

Please note that failure to show up on the day of the graduation results in forfeit of the application deposit. If you have concerns or any questions please contact us below: kampsd [at] gmail.com or tweet us at @kamp_sd and we’ll get back to you. 

Maraming Salamat! Thank you very much!