May 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
National Public Relations Chair
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.
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.