Save PQ Village

KAMP is one of 32 organizations in San Diego County who have signed a letter that urges planning commissioners to oppose the development over Penasquitos (PQ) Village.

Show up in solidarity with us at the Planning Commission Meeting this Thursday 12/7, 9AM at the San Diego City Council Chambers Downtown (202 C St)!

On Thursday, December 7th, 9:00AM at the City Council Chambers in Downtown, the Planning Commission Meeting will join together to decide whether or not to approve the development over PQ village. As the development has NOT been approved, we still have a fighting chance to take action by letting our voices be heard AGAINST the development over our fellow community members.

Note that a press conference will be held at 8:00AM — keep traffic in mind and try to arrive early. The meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers on the 12th floor. Carpooling is encouraged, as there is a fee to pay for parking. “If” the development is indeed approved, it will go to the City Council for their approval.

Here are ways you can take action:

Sign our “Save PQ Village” Petition
Contact your local City Council Member NOW


For more information, please contact the main organizer:
Art Teodosio Jr.
(858) 633-7592



About 900 PQ residents will lose their homes as 332 units are replaced by expensive townhomes and luxury apartments. San Diego County has been experiencing a crisis of homelessness and affordable housing since 2013. This is the worst time to lose affordable homes in our neighborhood. We believe our City Council and Community Planning Boards require an increase of affordable housing development – not a decrease.

Come join us to help #SavePQVillage!

Celebrating 10 Years of the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program

San Diego, CA – The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) will be celebrating its 10th year of empowering San Diego Filipino American youth in exploring their history, culture, and identity. KAMP’s 10th Birthday Jam will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at the Community Hall of the United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3930.

In 2007, KAMP informally started as a group of college students and recent graduates who shared a common vision: to forge relationships with Filipinx American youth in San Diego County and build critical knowledge about their identities, history, and culture. KAMP’s founders hosted sala talks (open living room discussions) and realized that many youth lacked basic knowledge of Filipinx American Studies. KAMP grew when it began to partner with local Filipino language teachers and visit their classrooms. At its height, KAMP served 200 students annually at six different high schools and middle schools throughout San Diego County. Not only does KAMP create dynamic learning spaces in classrooms, but it also offers educational workshops for the general community and other Filipino American organizations.

KAMP’s 10th Birthday Jam will honor the many mentors – from its founders, former and current volunteers, partner teachers, and students – who have made these past ten years possible. The evening will feature a keynote address by Dr. Jason Magabo Perez, the author of two hybrid collections of poems, fictions and essays, a chapbook, and a full-length debut book, This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017). Youth hip hop crew Cypher State will also perform.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please visit


KAMP’s mission is to foster an educational program in and out of the classroom that develops critical thinking skills and primarily focuses on the study of Filipino and Filipino American culture, history and identity in order to pursue social justice.

Asian Pacific Islander Community Actions (APICA), KAMP’s fiscal sponsor, provides a space for grassroots, community member led projects strengthening the lives and stories of Asian Pacific Islander (API) Americans in California.



View published press release here.