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.

FIND, Inc. Joins Cohort of 10 Inaugural Organizations for NaFFAA's Federation Forum

May 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Public Relations Chair

esmele@findinc.org

 

FIND, Inc. Joins Cohort of 10 Inaugural Organizations for NaFFAA's Federation Forum


 

Washington, DC (MAY 15, 2017) --

 

From Friday, May 13th to Monday May 15th, 2017, National Chairperson Victoria Sanchez, National Treasurer Kathleen Cabrera and National Public Relations Chair Andrew Esmele attended the National Federation of Filipino American Associations’ (NaFFAA) first ever Federation Forum in Washington, DC.

 

NaFFAA hosted the leadership development summit in order to highlight tools and best practices around policy advocacy, strategic partnerships, fundraising and other areas. FIND, Inc. was joined by the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC), the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), the Filipino American Community Action Group (FilAmCAG), the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP), the National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), the Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Filipino Young Professionals (FYP), and the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO). Throughout the summit, delegates met with leaders from the Administration, Congress, non-profit organizations and other sectors discussing key issues impacting Filipino Americans.

 

The National Chairperson of NaFFAA, Brendan Flores, stressed the importance of coalition building and collaboration "We need to unite the divided community, where there are thousands of organizations, but also celebrate our diversity." FIND, Inc.  representatives had a chance to build stronger relationships with leaders from various backgrounds while utilizing the platform to further spread our mission to promote unity and cooperation throughout Filipino students on the collegiate level.

 

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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.

FIND, Inc. holds 2017 Spring Conference "Ang Mundo at Ako"

May 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:

Andrew Esmele

National Public Relations Chair

esmele@findinc.org



 

FIND, Inc. holds 2017 Spring Conference "Ang Mundo at Ako"

 

New York, NY (MAY 8, 2017) --

 

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, FIND, Inc. held its 25th Annual Spring Conference at PACE University in New York City, hosted by District III.

 

"Ang Mundo at Ako" which is translated to "The world and I", reflects the quintessential dilemma of finding your place within the community and eventually, the world. The docket was packed with an impressively diverse number of speakers from Karla Garcia, of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Nicole Ponseca, owner and CEO of two ground-breaking Filipino Restaurants, to RJ Lualhati CEO of a 3D Printing and Prototyping Company, award-winning scholar/activist,  Dr. Kevin Nadal, and more.

 

This year’s Spring Conference drew in college students from up and down the East Coast, even boasting our first delegation from the newly formed District VIII. From interactive and engaging workshops (to the point there was a mini-dance workshop), creative District chants and an eye-opening Alumni Panel, the Conference catered to FIND veterans and newcomers alike, promoting leadership, collaboration, and dialogue. “Ang Mundo at Ako was intimate, engaging, and inspiring. It was just what we needed as a community and a satisfying way to celebrate 25 years as an organization.” - Victoria Sanchez, 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 90 East Coast colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.

FIND, inc. ANNOUNCES 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE

April 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact: Andrew Cornelio, Content Tri-Chair

                   cornelio.andrew@gmail.com

                   Natalie Dela Cruz, National Vice Chairperson

                   delacruz@findinc.org


 

FIND, Inc. ANNOUNCES 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE

 

NEW YORK, NY  (APRIL 5, 2017) - The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) is proud to announce the 2017 Spring Conference will take place on Saturday, May 6th in District III at Pace University.

 

The theme for this conference is “Ang Mundo At Ako,” meaning “The World and I.”  This conference aims to focus on the polarization of current events in modern society through mainstream media outlets, and how young leaders are called to empower and embrace their culture in this environment.

 

Throughout the workshops held on May 6th, conference delegates will dive deeper into topics that are prevalent in our communities and discover outlets in which their voices will be brought to the forefront of discussions. By  highlighting subjects such as immigration and politics, our delegates will find outlets in which their opinions can be heard. Delegates will also delve into the topic of education to understand where discrepancies in our knowledge as a community arise. After receiving a solid foundation on the issues facing our Filipino/Fil-Am communities, our delegates will tackle the discussion of where their voices stand in the global society that we live in. As we touch on topics such as race relations, the LGBTQ community, and gender equality, we aim to provide delegates with a safe environment to talk about these passionate subject without backlash.

 

The FIND, Inc.  2017 Spring Conference Planning Board invites you to embark on our mission of establishing and solidifying our voices in the world.

 

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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.

FIND, inc. Welcomes the FSA Network as District VIII

February 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:

National Publications Co-Chair Andrew Esmele

d6proxies@findinc.org

 

FIND, inc. Welcomes the FSA Network as District VIII

PHILADELPHIA, PA ( February, 13, 2017 ) - As of 11:11 am Saturday, February 11th, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, inc) National Board voted to fully ratify 10 schools spanning Georgia and Florida as a new District. This is the first new District since the addition of District VII. With the new District, FIND, inc. now encompasses organizations from Boston to Miami. FIND, inc would like to officially welcome the following organizations into our network:

  • University of Florida (Filipino Student Association)

  • University of North Florida (Filipino Student Association)

  • University of South Florida (Association of Filipino Students)

  • University of West Florida (Filipino Student Association)

  • University of Central Florida (Filipino Student Association)

  • Florida State University (Filipino Student Association)

  • Florida International University (Asian Student Union)

  • University of Miami (Filipino Student Association)

  • Georgia State University (Filipino Student Association)

  • University of Georgia Athens (Filipino Student Association)

    FIND,inc. would like to extend our warmest thanks to all of the National Directors past and present, and those involved in the process of adding these organizations to our Network.

 

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 EPYC - Empowering Filipino Youth through Collaboration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: National Chairperson & EPYC Programs Director

Monique Sanchez & Sarah Day Dayon

sanchez@findinc.org & sarahdaydayon@gmail.com 

 

The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) is pleased to announce its support and participation in the National Empowerment Conference of 2016, hosted by EPYC & NaFFAA, taking place at Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania from August 4th to August 6th. The Conference's theme is "Reach" and offers workshops to develop growth and development as individuals and as communities. Several representatives of FIND, Inc. will serve as speakers on panels to offer their unique perspectives on the discussion topics that will challenge delegates to grow. As an established Filipino youth organization, this event offers an opportunity for FIND, Inc. and its delegates to directly address issues of all facets of Filipino culture with other attendees from all parts of the country. FIND, Inc. encourages all of its delegates within the districts to take advantage of this networking opportunity by finding more information at www.epyc2016.org and registering at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-empowerment-conference-2016-tickets-25873850383.

 

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 WINNER OF THE FIND, INC. LOGO CONTEST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: District VI National Director

Victoria Sanchez

sanchezv@findinc.org

FIND, INC. ANNOUNCES THE WINNER OF THE FIND, INC. LOGO CONTEST

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 1, 2016) - On this New Year's Day, the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) officially announces the winners of the FIND, Inc. Logo Contest. The winning design is a combination of the submissions entered by of Mona Tsutsui and James Kho from Stony Brook University in District III and William Wang from the University of Connecticut in District II. Their synthesized design will be used to represent FIND, Inc. as its official logo on all future communications and projects. This is the first visual change that the organization has made since its establishment in 1992. FIND, Inc. would like to thank all of its constituents for participating in the logo contest and assisting to find a new design that visually embodies the organization. 

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.