|Student Community Center|
|Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM|
Kristian Marie Ocampo, Student Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Santuya, Administrative Director | email@example.com
Alex Deng, Gender & Sexuality Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Maglalang, Retention Coordinator | email@example.com
Valerie Poquiz, Community Mentorship Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Poquiz, High School Outreach Coordinator | email@example.com
September 24, 2012 | AAPI Fall Welcome, ARC Ballroom | 3-5pm
October 2012 | Pilipin@ Heritage Month
October 12-14, 2012 | Pilipin@ Empowerment Leadership Conference/Retreat http://www.pec2012.com/
October 19-21, 2012 | Queer Asian Pacific Islander American Retreat http://www.qapiar2012.org/
Bridge was created in 1990 because of the steadily decreasing number of Pilipinos pursuing a higher education on a yearly basis. Bridge began as a student-run Pilipino-targeted education service under UC Davis’ largest Pilipino organization, Mga Kapatid. However, in 1997, it broke off and became its own separate student organization in order to provide more services to the greater Pilipin@ community. In 1999, Bridge became a part of UCD’s Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) where five other culturally-based educational programs are housed, including Yika’l Kuyum, ACE, AIRR, GAAAP, and SAFE.
The Goals of Bridge are to empower Pilipin@ students by:
-Outreaching to high school students to provide resources and mentorship in order to encourage them to pursue higher education.
-Providing academic and personal resources to students already in higher education towards the goal of graduation.
-Promoting cultural and community awareness.
-Increasing the recruitment and retention rate of Pilipin@ students at all levels of education.
-Striving for social justice and educational equity.
We realize there are many factors that contribute to the success or failure within the educational system. These factors are unique to the Pilipino community, which include early preparation, family support, feelings of isolation, pressures from parents to pursue popular fields of study, lack of cultural validation, and numerous other factors that mold a person’s life. The Pilipino culture is very complex and education is intertwined with our daily experiences. Our goal is to help empower students to transform this educational system and validate the complexity of the Pilipino culture through our services.
Looking for a great way to get involved in our community? Volunteer or intern with us! We offer units for Asian American Studies and a great forum to learn leadership skills and development, communication, and more! Visit http://tinyurl.com/bridgevip/ for applications!
High School Outreach & Community Mentorship encourages Pilipin@ and Pilipin@ American high school students in the Sacramento and northern Bay Area schools to pursue all forms of higher education.
- Includes bi-weekly high school visits to schools in the Vallejo and Sacramento area consisting of creative workshops covering academic, social, political and cultural issues.
- Workshops will also discuss and educate students about issues that are unique to the Pilipin@ community.
- They will empower students to become aware of cultural identity, develop leadership skills, and self-expression.
Get involved in outreach!
- Bi weekly high school visits to the Sacramento and Vallejo area.
- Filipino Empowerment Day alongside UC Berkeley’s PASS. Pilipin@ Youth Conference held in January.
- Spring Trip held in May.
- Be a Kuya or Ate to High School Students for the Outreach Mentorship Program!
Gender & Sexuality – Bridge strives to be a safe space for those who are Pilipin@ and queer-identified as well as their allies by providing culturally sensitive programs which deal with the intersections of these identities. Throughout the year, there will be various workshops, conferences, and even a film series aimed to served those who identify as LGBTQ* and to help others become even better allies to the LGBTQ* community. We also provide womyn empowerment and strive for gender equality.
Campus Retention & Community Development – Holistically empowers the Pilipin@ population at UC Davis to become active participants in the community while providing them with the tools necessary for academic success and graduation.
Get involved in retention!
- Pilipin@ Empowerment Conference
- Various workshops & socials throughout the year
- Bridge Brown Pages
- AP/AD support
- The Lounge: study halls offered in conjunction with all the programs in the SRRC
- Queer Pin@y Conference
- Queer People of Color Conference
- Weekly Queer Pin@y Support Group on Monday nights
- Pilipin@ Heritage month