Category EPYC Blogs

EPYC Open House

October 23, 2023 –The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is thrilled to announce the relaunch of the much-anticipated 2024 NaFFAA EPYC Ambassador Program This year, we’re bringing even more opportunities to the table. Ready to Join? Are you…

NAFFAA Launched First Bi-Annual Filipino American Survey to Gather Data on how to Better Empower the Fast-Growing Filipino Community in the United States

WASHINGTON D.C. (May 9th, 2022) – The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) has launched the first bi-annual Filipino American Survey conducted by NaFFAA’s research team in conjunction with the Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration (EPYC) Ambassadors. The Filipino…

EPYC Blog by Caitlin Gatchalian

I didn’t know that Filipinos had any influence on Seattle’s history, let alone the significance. Being born and raised Filipina-American, I was surrounded by a lot of Filipinos. My aunts, uncles, grandparents, parents, etc., all came here from the United…

EPYC Blog by Natalie Nuesca

I wasn’t always in touch with my cultural heritage. Growing up, I listened to Tagalog and Ilocano tongues being spoken among my family members, but they seemed to use it only when they didn’t want me to know what they…

EPYC Blog by Louis Medel

My experience as a Filipino American is a very atypical one. You see I am half Filipino. My dad is Filipino and my mom is Italian and Indigenous American. I lived in Manila for 5 years of my life and…