Student Community Center
Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
(530) 754-6836

Contact 2013-2014: Angelica Singson, Student Director | amsingson@ucdavis.edu Neal Gutierrez, Administrative Director | nbgutierrez@ucdavis.edu Michael Bolos, Gender & Sexuality Coordinator | mbolos@ucdavis.edu Dina Estipona, Retention Coordinator | drestipona@ucdavis.edu Jonathan Abel, High School Outreach Coordinator | jtabel@ucdavis.edu Jessica Page, High School Outreach Coordinator | jpage@ucdavis.edu Robyn Huey, Community Mentorship Advocacy Coordinator | rfhuey@ucdavis.edu

Upcoming Events — Under Construction —

OUR STORY 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 six other culturally-based educational programs are housed, including Yika’l Kuyum, ACE, AIRR, GAAAP, Collective and SAFE.

OUR MISSION 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.

VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM! 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://srrc.ucdavis.edu for applications!

OUTREACH 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 Fairfield area. - Filipino Empowerment Day alongside UC Berkeley’s PASS. Pilipin@ Youth Conference held in January. - PYCnic Reunion in May!

RETENTION 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/SD 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 Wednesdays - Filipino American Heritage month

Previous Boards

2012-2013: Kristian Marie Ocampo, Student Director Grace Santuya, Administrative Director Alex Deng, Gender & Sexuality Coordinator Dale Maglalang, Retention Coordinator Valerie Poquiz, Community Mentorship Coordinator Melissa Poquiz, High School Outreach Coordinator

2011-2012: Lauren Ilano, Student Director Kristian Marie Ocampo, Admin Dale Maglalang, Community Mentorship Madel Soriano, High School Outreach Christian Laparan & Jehn Rielle Caoile, Holistic Retention Victoria Ng, Gender & Sexuality

2010-2011: Nicole Tomboc, Student Director Christian Laparan, Admin Geordee Mae Corpuz, Community Mentorship Lauren Galapate, High School Outreach Cristina Tolentino, Holistic Retention Lauren Ilano, Gender & Sexuality

2009-2010: Stephen Dimal, Student Director Patrice Martin, Administrative Director Nicole Tomboc, High School Outreach/Community Mentorship Coordinator Jaymar Elen, Holistic Retention Coordinator Dia Alvites, Gender & Sexuality Coordinator

2008-2009: Angelica Leonardo, Student Director Melaniy Santa Ana, Administrative Coordinator Stephen Dimal, Retention Coordinator Anthony Esposo, Gender and Sexuality Coordinator Scott Espinosa, Community Outreach Coordinator Randall Ruidera, High School Outreach Coordinator

2007-2008: Brian Ahhllan Celones Mac, Student Director Regine Tolosa, Admin Melaniy Santa Ana, High School Outreach Coordinator Stephen Dimal, Community Mentorship Ben L Gamutan, Transfer Outreach Marlon Tingzon, Holistic Coordinator Angelica Leonardo, Retention Coordinator Reginald Fabian, Gender and Sexuality Coordinator

2006-2007: Alexander Jonathan Castro, Student Director Karina Capulong, Admin Leejay Abucayan, Community Mentorship Brian Macapinlac, Holistic Coordinator Marlon Tingzon, Retention Coordinator Kaisey Paja, Gender and Sexuality Coordinator

2005-2006: SD-Kristina Peralta High School Outreach: Karina Capulong and Alexander Jonathan Castro Retention: Marie Tang Transfer: Arcy Devera Brian Ahhllan Celones Mac, Community Mentorship Coordinator Audrey Musni, Holistic Coordinator Donna Buenaventura, Gender and Sexuality Coordinator

2004-2005: Dale V. Mendoza, Student Director Ginger Faustino, Admin Kristina Peralta, High School Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Alcid, Academic Outreach Coordinator Leila Nazzareno, Transfer Coordinator Alisa Quezon, Retention Coordinator Daryl Paranada, Holistic Coordinator Audrey Musni, Gender and Sexuality Coordinator

2003-2004: Armael Malinis, RROC Rep/Student Director Maria X. Isip-Bautista, Admin Director James Arcala, Outreach Coord. aka paper eater Lailani Favor-DeGuzman, Outreach Coord. aka carabao hunter Jihan Ejan, Retention Coordinator Father-Brian Soliven, Transfer Coord. Daniel Thorne, Comm. Mentorship Coord. Andrew Medina, Peer Counseling Coordinator Grace, Retention Coordinator

2002-2003: Ryan Macono, Student Director Asha Padania, RROC Rep Roxanne Vidal, Recruitment Coord. Cresencia Illagan, Recruitment Coord. Armael Malinis, Comm Mentorship Coord. Mycel Jacobs, Admin Coord.

2001-2002: Aileen Guevarra Apostol, Board RROC Rep Kathy Villaluz Guerrero, Director Nikki Guinto, Admin Stephen O. Aglubat, Retention Claire Khangab & Ryan Macono, Outreach Coordinators Alvin Rivera, Noemi Timogan, Andrea Ibarra-Tacdol, ?