NEXTGEN Youth Leadership

Travel, Live and Learn in the Philippines: NEXTGEN 2017 (Next Generation) Travel Fellowship Program

(left to right): Jeselle Santiago, Jane Baron, James Castillo and Marc Butiong

(left to right): NEXTGEN 2015 Fellows Jeselle Santiago, Jane Baron, James Castillo and Marc Butiong

2017 NEXTGEN Travel Fellowship Info

Applications to the 2017 NEXTGEN: ‘Pagbabalik’ (Coming Home) Travel Scholarship and travel to the Philippines is now closed. Please stay tuned for more details for the 2018 NEXTGEN: ‘Pagbabalik’ Travel Scholarship Application; they will be published this coming December 2017. Please bookmark and come back to this page for more details.

In 2018, we plan to bring another cohort of young Filipino Americans to the Philippines. This immersion trip is coordinated to promote diaspora philanthropy; know more about Filipino culture; learn about the foundation’s sustainable projects; connect and develop the participant’s potential sustainable projects; and connect with relatives and the participant’s heritage.

Besides traveling to the Philippines, the Bayanihan Foundation is partnering with the Committee on Pilipino Issues (CPI), a Chicago based community based organization, the Bayanihan Foundation to produce a series of “Filipinx X-Plore Our History” online workshops to provide access to Filipino culture and promote NEXTGEN Travel to the Philippines.  The history workshops will be posted online soon. So stay tuned!

The curriculum for the history workshops were put together by the following volunteers: Cecily Hensler of University of Illinois at Chicago; Maria Ferrera of DePaul University; Dale Asis & Jeselle Santiago of Loyola University Chicago; and Eugene Asidao of Committee on Pilipino Issues (CPI).

2015 NEXTGEN Fellow Jeselle Santiago joining a workshop at Adamson University in Manila (July 2015)

2015 NEXTGEN Fellow Jeselle Santiago joining a workshop at Adamson University in Manila (July 2015)

 

 

 

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Young Filipino Americans First to Win NEXTGEN Scholarships – Fellows of 2015

The Bayanihan Foundation is proud to announce the three young Filipino Americans first to win NEXTGEN Scholarships for 2015:

Jane Baron

Jane Baron, Loyola University Chicago 2016

Jane Baron, Loyola University Chicago 2016

Jane Baron immigrated to the US when she was nine years old. She recently obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Loyola University Chicago. During her four years at Loyola, she was involved in Kapwa, a Filipino student organization on campus and became President of Kapwa in the 2014-2015 academic school year. She was also a Women of Color Scholar and a Social Justice Research Fellow at Loyola. Outside of school, she was an Impact Fellow and Kinetic Instructor at Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago.

Marc Butiong

Marc Butiong, University of Illinois at Chicago 2016

Marc Butiong, University of Illinois at Chicago 2016

Marc Butiong is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Finance. He served as a student leader for multiple organizations on campus and will apply the same dedication as a bridge-builder for the Bayanihan Foundation. This will be his first trip to the Philippines and first opportunity to experience the homeland through diaspora philanthropy. He will begin his professional career with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in July 2015.

Jeselle Santiago

Jeselle Santiago, University of illinois Chicago 2017

Jeselle Santiago, University of Illinois at Chicago 2016

Jeselle is a recent college graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Asian American Studies. She has a heart for helping others and hopes to make a positive impact in the mental health field. She was born in Manila, Philippines then raised in America—and she embraces her truly Filipino American identity. With the generosity of the Bayanihan foundation, she will finally have the opportunity to explore this identity further.

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