On March 1, 2015, the Root 54 Giving Circle honored KAMP once again this year with a $2000 grant. We are so proud to have been chosen by this amazing group of people dedicated to our community! Root 54’s name is a play off of the idea of always cultivating the connection to our heritage (our roots) while still moving forward into the future as if we were driving down the Filipino American Highway (Route 54). It is San Diego’s first giving circle under the direction of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). Root 54 awarded KAMP as well as Kalusugan Community Services, COPAO’s CEPA NET, and the Emerging Leaders Institute at a small ceremony at Filipino Food and Bakery. It was humbling to be recognized alongside these amazing organizations and partners in the community. KAMP will use the money to continue building our program at our schools as well as further develop our recruitment, training, and orientation system for incoming mentors. Thank you Root 54 for helping us to grow!
P.S. Please feel free to check out our Root 54 grant application video, written and directed by our very own Kuya Sean Tangco and featuring our amazing volunteers. They all did an amazing job!
WHEN: December 14, 6-9 PM
WHERE: Filipino Food & Bakery, 2852 Main St.
The one year anniversary of typhoon Haiyan has just passed and yet another life threatening typhoon is hitting the same area. Anakbayan San Diego (ABSD) and the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) invite you to an open mic with DJ Olibata of Elevated Masses supporting the struggles of our people who are still suffering from the effects of Haiyan, Hagupit, and other natural disasters.
There will be a $5-$20 sliding scale suggested donation at the door, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. All proceeds will benefit the Natioinal Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) Typhoon Relief Program.
NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic, and racial justice and equality.
If you have any questions or want to know more about ABSD or KAMP, please visit our websites below.
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.