Looking for volunteers/mentors for Youth Program.


Request from Sandra Bravo, CEO Youth Mentoring Program



My name is Sandra Bravo and I am the Mentor Coordinator for a new youth program called CEO Youth Mentoring Program located in McGinley Square in Jersey City.  I am a Filipino-American working to help the children of Jersey City.  I am currently recruiting volunteers to be mentors for city children and I was wondering if you know anyone in the Filipino community that would be willing to volunteer their time at least once a week.  This program strives for diversity and cultural awarness.  We are also taking registrations for the summer program for kids and for the fall program, so if you know any children who need to be in a safe program please contact CEO Youth Mentoring Program.  I look forward to hearing from you and the community.  Feel free to call me or anyone at the program at 201-451-6366 or 451-4070.  Thank you so much.

Sandra Bravo

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News Excerpts from Jersey Journal…




Filipinos celebrate with parading, music

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

By Rita Villadiego  is the Filipina newswriter for Jersey Journal. She also writes for the weekly FILIPINO Express published in Jersey city.

The relationship between the Philippines and the U.S. dates back to 1898, when the U.S. claimed the Philippines after winning the Spanish-American War. Three years later, the first American Thomasite educators arrived to teach the Filipino people the English language. The relationship between the Philippines and the U.S. blossomed when Filipino soldiers fought side-by-side with American troops against the Japanese during World War II, and the archipelago was granted its independence on July 4, 1946.

"This is a significant event because we want people to remember that we fought alongside with U.S. troops for peace and freedom," said Joe Genito, 80, vice president of Philippine American Veterans Organization in Jersey City, who joined the parade together with other graying veterans. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there are 18,777 Filipino-Americans in Hudson County.

Many young people in attendance said the event symbolizes the harmonious blend of Filipino and American cultures.