WASHINGTON D.C., September 20th, 2013 --
The Filipino Young Professionals of DC and the The Esperanza Education Fund, Inc. gathered for a Fall Networking Happy Hour on Thursday, September 19th at the Cities Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC. FYP-DC has been doing its part on the charitable front, forming
partnerships and taking up causes on behalf of various nonprofit groups. It was a lively event full of discussion with participants from
business, charities, academia and government. Everyone enjoyed great
happy hour specials at Cities' beautiful outdoor patio dining. This latest campaign involved a partnership with The Esperanza Education Fund to connect people giving back to the community and teach how young professionals can be instruments for social change.
The Esperanza Education Fund, Inc. is a
community-financed college scholarship and mentorship program founded
and operated by a diverse, all-volunteer group of young professionals in
the capital region. Since their founding in early 2009, The Esperanza Education Fund has awarded
$450,000 in college scholarships to immigrant students in the District
of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Unlike most scholarships of its
kind, the Esperanza scholarship is open to all immigrant students regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.
So what next?
Whether you're a college student, just starting your professional life, or climbing the corporate ladder, Filipino Young Professionals has something for you. No matter if you are an intern, a teacher, or an investment banker you will meet others like you at our events. Maybe you are exploring your options, contemplating a career change, or even a young professional looking to share your knowledge with others? Filipino Young Professionals can always use another member. This group is a great way to meet interesting new people, advance your career, and give back to the community and your peers. We work to connect our members in a myriad of ways that will enhance their professional careers and social life.