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FYLPRO’s Tayo Awarded NCAPA Racial Equity Grant

FYLPRO’s Tayo Awarded NCAPA Racial Equity Grant

For Immediate Release

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Leezel Tanglao

October 11, 2023

FYLPRO’s Tayo Awarded NCAPA Racial Equity Grant

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to receive a Racial Equity Grant from the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). FYLPRO is one of 15 awardees that will use these funds to support initiatives that advance racial equity and promote civic engagement within Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. 

“NCAPA is proud to support these AAPI organizations that are doing crucial work to uplift our communities. The work these organizations do has never been more important as we continue to face the reality of attacks on affirmative action, anti-Asian violence, the persistent spread of disinformation in our communities, and continued educational inequities for Southeast Asian and Pacific Islanders,” said Gregg Orton, National Director of NCAPA in a statement released on October 5. “NCAPA is grateful to collaborate with such a wonderful and diverse set of partners who are deeply committed to ensuring that our communities not only heal, but thrive and lift each other up as we go. Together, we can create a brighter future for all AAPI communities.”

“We are excited to be able to continue our work in combating misinformation on topics that are often not easy to discuss in our community,” said Leezel Tanglao, FYLPRO President and Co-Founder/Project Director of the organization’s media literacy platform and data innovation hub, Tayo. “As we explore ways to further collaborate across disciplines and beyond geographic borders, having this funding helps us bolster capacity in an intentional and meaningful way.”Launched in 2020 as an online help desk connecting Filipino Americans to trustworthy, culturally relevant information for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, Tayo will use the Racial Equity Grant to engage in critical analysis of narratives that exploit political divisions within the Filipino diaspora and cultivate educational spaces for building solidarity with other communities of color standing up to bigotry and discrimination.  

About National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) coordinates and supports a coalition of forty-seven national Asian Pacific American organizations that represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns.

About Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)

The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a network of high performing, next-generation leaders who advance the Philippines and the Filipino people through their advocacy and expertise in various industries. 

We continually expand the pipeline of Filipino young leaders in the diaspora.  By connecting them to the motherland, we foster collaborative multinational  relationships that create innovations and support the socio-economic  progress of the global Filipino community.

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About Tayo

Tayo, a project of the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), is an innovative data hub that empowers Filipinx/a/o communities by collecting data, fostering partnerships, publishing culturally relevant insights, and developing leaders to create an equitable and sustainable future.

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This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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