FIND, Inc. Announces the National Executive Board for the Year 2018-2019

July 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:

Chris Cody Carlos

National Public Relations Officer

carlos@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Announces the National Executive Board for the Year 2018-2019


RIVER EDGE, NJ (JULY 31, 2018) --

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, the FIND, Inc. National Board held its meeting for transitions and elections at the University of Florida, a member school within District VIII.  The FIND, Inc. National Board also held elections for the position of Secretary on July, 29, 2018 in order to have a complete executive board. Congratulations to the newly elected members of the National Executive Board.

  • National Chairperson: Janrei Villavicencio
  • National Internal Vice Chairperson: Anthony Maglaqui
  • National External Vice Chairperson: Christian Marquez
  • National Treasurer: Erik Cortes
  • National Secretary: Mirissa Smith
  • National Public Relations Officer: Christopher Cody Carlos


FIND, Inc. would like to express its gratitude to District VIII for hosting this monumental meeting!

 

About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces 2018 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo

July 22, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Angelique Campo, Chandler Gabagat, Christian Marquez
finddialogue2018@gmail.com

FIND, Inc. Announces 2018 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo
STORRS, CT (JULY 22,2018) - - The District II Dialogue 2018 Planning
Board and FIND, Inc. are proud to present the theme of this year’s Fall
Dialogue: “Binhi: Growth Through Action,” as well as the logo for this
year’s Dialogue.


Binhi is Tagalog for “seed.” This year, delegates will be challenged to
focus on past experiences and how these they were crucial in
contributing to one’s development. Like a seed that is planted, this
generation has the potential to blossom and flourish as individuals. FIND,
Inc. challenges delegates to be activists, by taking charge of their lives.
Doing so will better enable delegates to become proactive citizens of the
world. The future is in the delegates’ hands.


The Binhi logo presents a simple yet delicate sprout. When young,
sprouts are identical. As they grow they become beautiful and unique
individuals. The sprout is the representation of today’s rising young
adults, as they will soon be able to harness their unseen potential and
become the next great generation. The logo is encompassed in a speech
bubble, representing the conversations held at FIND, Inc’s Dialogue,
which is the first step for action. As the sprout begins to grow unto its
own, its twin leaves break through the bubble, displaying a literal growth
through action.

For more further updates related to Dialogue, stay connected to FIND,
Inc’s social media
platforms.
Instagram: @findinc
Twitter: @findinc
Facebook: @findincorporated

About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces 2018 Fall Dialogue Date and Venue

Contact:

Angelique Campo, Chandler Gabagat, Christian Marquez

finddialogue2018@gmail.com

 

FIND, Inc. Announces 2018 Fall Dialogue Date and Venue

 

Storrs, CT - The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) is proud to announce that this year’s Fall Dialogue will be held on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. The event will take place at the Storrs Campus of the University of Connecticut, hosted by District II and UConn FASA.

District II encompasses the regions of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and Vermont. It was at a District II conference hosted at Yale University, through which FIND, Inc was conceived.

District II is the smallest district within FIND, Inc, currently only being comprised of one school and organization: UConn FASA. This has not stopped the District from networking with other organizations. In the past, District II has had the opportunity to network with students from the US Coast Guard Academy, Mount Holyoke College, Yale University, Wesleyan University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Trinity College. District II has also hosted two prior Fall Dialogue programs: in 1994 at Fairfield University, and in 2015 at the University of Connecticut.

The leaders of District II and UConn FASA aim to reignite the networking ties that the District has had, in order to help create and shape the rising leaders of the next generation.

For more further updates related to Dialogue, stay connected to FIND, Inc’s social media platforms.

Instagram: @findinc

Twitter: @findinc

Facebook: @findincorporated

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

 

UFFSA and FIND, Inc. District VIII Present Def Talent Jam 2017

October 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Ronit Dastidar

UFFSA Vice President of Internal Affairs

uffsa.internalaffairs@gmail.com

 

UFFSA and FIND, Inc. District VIII Present Def Talent Jam 2017

 

Gainesville, FL (October 9, 2017) --

The University of Florida Filipino Student Association (UFFSA) and FIND, Inc. District VIII are proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of Def Talent Jam, which will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in District VIII at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Created in 1993, DTJ has grown from its humble beginnings as a single school talent show to becoming an event enjoyed by thousands each year. Filipino Student Organizations from across the nation descend upon Gainesville for competitions of sports, dance, and culture. DTJ is a special dance competition in that each team must incorporate a specific theme and challenge into their set. This year, the theme for DTJ XXV is "Glory"; teams will embrace their imagination and select a single issue of personal, local, global importance and showcase an interpretation of that story within their set. Additionally, teams will face an additional challenge of "living pictures", in which they must represent object with their bodies throughout the set.

The DTJ weekend consists of seven distinct events, starting with FAHM Closing Ceremony. FAHM Closing Ceremony is UFFSA's annual celebration of FAHM and presents cultural performances, free food, alumni reunions, and special guest performers. The following day features our Pre-Show Mixer at First Magnitude Brewing company, where current students and alumni from all schools can reconnect and enjoy the annual Florida-Georgia game. At night, join the audience of over 1,300 and cheer on your favorite team as they battle it out for the top spot of winning DTJ XXV. After the festivities of Saturday end, Adobowl -- UFFSA's 7v7 flag football tournament with a tasty adobo conclusion -- begins. Finally,  for the first time ever, UFFSA is proud to present the DTJ dance workshop series taught by magnificent headliners from Kinjaz and Choreo Cookies! As always, all DTJ events are free and open to all students!

UFFSA is also proud to celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year. UFFSA spearheaded the formation of District VIII and the eventual inclusion of the District into the FIND, Inc. network. UFFSA prides itself on its pillars of sports, dance, culture, and pamilya.

Look forward to more DTJ updates through their social media platforms:

Facebook: Def Talent Jam

Facebook Event Page: Def Talent Jam XXV: GLORY

Instagram: @deftalentjam

Snapchat: @uffsa

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces 2017 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo

October 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2017 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo

 

Contact:

Justin Quimbo, Monique Sanchez, & Trisha Reyes

pananaw2017@gmail.com

 

FIND, Inc. Announces 2017 Fall Dialogue Theme and Logo

Pananaw: Unifying Our Differences

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

 

FIND, Inc. presents Pananaw: Unifying Our Differences on Saturday November 11th, 2017 in Greensboro, NC at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Pananaw (pah-nah-nao) ⦁ The English translation of Pananaw is point of view. This year’s theme will challenge delegates to come to an awareness and react on the issues that have transpired between the intergenerational gap within the Filipino American community. During this dialogue, delegates will aim to recognize the differences between the traditional and millennial ideologies in hopes to gain a better understanding towards their personal perspectives.

By placing a focus on the different levels of Pananaw, delegates will unveil an understanding of their personal beliefs and be able to shift to familial views. With the goal of utilizing this newfound understanding of our differences, delegates will resolve those issues and channel a further connection to the community. In recollection, the issues that might act as a disconnector from the two ideologies aren’t definite, but can be used as an opportunity to come together as a Filipino-American community. This Dialogue will allow FIND, Inc. delegates to take each aspect of self, family, and community to unifying measures creating a stronger connection and in turn a stronger and more unified community.  

The Pananaw logo displays the sampaguita and its leaves prominently as a representation of the National flower. The hands display the camaraderie between different generational standpoints coming together to lift up and unify our differences for the betterment of the Filipino-American community. The official logo incorporates a feeling of openness, solitude, and a peaceful serenity. In observing how natural elements reflect togetherness and life in harmony--and how appropriately such elements are mirrored in FIlipino culture.  

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces Date and Venue for 2017 Fall Dialogue

September 2, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Trisha Reyes

National Public Relations Officer

t.reyes@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Announces Date and Venue for 2017 Fall Dialogue

 

Richmond, VA (September 2, 2017) --

The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) is proud to announce the 2017 Fall Dialogue which will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, in District VII at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

District VII encompasses the central and southern region of Virginia and the Carolinas and is composed of nine collegiate organizations, OYFA@UVA, ODU FASA, W&M FASA, FASA@VT, FACT@VCU, TCC, JMU FAM, UNCG FASA, and UNCC FASU. It is one of the largest and most vast districts in the FIND, Inc. network. The great distance between the schools has presented many challenges, yet D7 has managed to host three Fall Dialogues - University of Virginia (1995), Old Dominion University (1999), and Virginia Commonwealth University (2009) - and two Spring Conferences - The College of William and Mary (2005) and University of Virginia (2014).

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Filipino American Student Association (FASA) joined District VII one year after emerging on July of 2013 when a group of students showed interest in creating a group that represented their Filipino heritage. UNCG FASA’s mission is to establish a network that inspires and motivates the growing population of young Filipino-Americans to embrace their Filipino heritage, as well as include others who are interested in learning about their culture.

Look forward for more Dialogue updates through our social media platforms.

Facebook: @findincorporated

Instagram:@ findinc

Twitter: @findinc

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces National Internal and External Vice Chairpersons for the Year 2017-2018

August 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Trisha Reyes

National Public Relations Officer

t.reyes@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Announces National Internal and External Vice Chairpersons for the Year 2017-2018

 

Glassboro, NJ (July 29, 2017) --

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, the FIND, Inc. National Board held elections for the positions of Internal and External Vice Chairpersons. We would like to congratulate the two individuals elected to their respective positions.

National Internal Vice Chairperson: Isa Martinez

National External Vice Chairperson: Natalie Dela Cruz

The positions of Internal and External Vice Chairpersons were recently adopted to the organization and “will not only provide additional support for our Executive Board, but to our Initiatives and our National Directors,” according to Andrew Esmele, National Chairperson.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

 

 

FIND, Inc. Condemns Violence in Charlottesville, VA and Promotes Unity Across the Network

August 14th , 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Chairperson

esmele@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Condemns Violence in Charlottesville, VA and Promotes Unity Across the Network

 

Manila, PH (August 14, 2017) -- 

This past weekend, America was crippled by the acts of brutality and displays of hatred in Charlottesville, VA (District 7). FIND, Inc. extends our sincere condolences for all the victims during the events that transpired and how these events have triggered other forms of social, political, and cultural unrest.

These demonstrations of discriminatory action dismantle the American values of unification and understanding. As our country continues to grow increasingly divided, we must remember to take the stand against violence motivated by hatred and racism, while promoting dialogue and mutual respect for all.

“Whether you are within the vicinity of the protest, or hundreds of miles away, lend your empathy and reach out to those who have been gravely affected by these events,” stated Joseph Malasa, President of Organization of Young Filipino Americans (UVA -- District VII). As some of our organizations are beginning to start off the academic year, we cannot  stray away from working towards solidarity within our local communities and our communities abroad. Let us all come together to ensure these tragedies are succeeded by displays of compassion and respect.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. Announces the National Executive Board for the Year 2017-2018

June 26, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Trisha Reyes

National Public Relations Officer

t.reyes@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Announces the National Executive Board for the Year 2017-2018

 

Gainesville, FL (June 26, 2017) --

On Saturday, June 26, 2017, the FIND, Inc. National Board held its meeting for transitions and elections at the University of Florida, a member school within the newly established District VIII. Congratulations to the newly elected  members of the National Executive Board.

National Chairperson: Andrew Esmele

National Treasurer: Kathleen Cabrera

National Secretary: Alan Tran

National Public Relations Officer: Trisha Reyes

FIND, Inc. would like to express its gratitude to District VIII for hosting this monumental meeting as it was the first meeting held in the District since it was added on February 13, 2017.

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 70 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, Inc. announces the beginning of its latest initiative, FINDINK

May 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Public Relations Chair

esmele@findinc.org


 

FIND, Inc. announces the beginning of its latest initiative, FINDINK

 

Washington DC (MAY 8 2017) --

 

On May 8th, FIND, Inc. announced the beginning of its search for contributing writers. To be introduced in the near future, FINDINK will be FIND, Inc's official online publication featuring articles from student writers. The application period, in order to be a regular contributor, opened on May 8th and will continue until June 8th.

 

FINDINK's goal is to provide a medium for our delegates to express themselves. While serving as an invaluable learning experience, the publication also aims to build up writers' portfolios, giving contributors practical and tangible take-aways from. Heading the initiative is National Public Relations Chair Andrew Esmele "I want to showcase stories from all over the East Coast. We're spread so far and wide and we don't get the chance to really get to know each other aside from when we see each other for a weekend at Dialogue or Conference, I want us to all be able to connect.”

 

For one month, FINDINK is accepting applications for regular contributors who’ll be part of the inaugural team, pioneering the publication and helping shape the narrative of Filipino and Filipino-American collegiate students throughout the East Coast.

 

To apply, fill out:https://t.co/wnhdvbkpYN and for any questions e-mail: esmele@findinc.org

 

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About FIND, Inc.

Founded on April 11, 1992, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) stands as a symbol to the Filipino and ethnic consciousness presently seen on collegiate campuses. Currently its network actively links over 90 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.