Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that envisions a unified and engaged Pilipino America. Founded in 2009, UniPro’s mission is to engage Pilipino Americans through collaboration, advocacy and education. It seeks to transform Pilipino students & young professionals into community leaders through its various programs, which incorporate professional development, history, and policy through the lens of the Pilipino experience. The organization allows Pilipino Americans the opportunity to explore their place in the community in the hope of owning their niche.

Ultimately, UniPro asks Pilipino Americans to critically answer, “How do you define Progress?”

Our Vision

We envision a unified and engaged Pilipino America.

Our Mission

We engage Pilipino Americans through collaboration, advocacy, and education.

Our Values

Collaboration | Integrity | Ingenuity | Identity


Our Team

Board of Directors

Noel Aglubat, M.S.Eng
Chairperson

Theodric Figurasin
Board Member

Iris Zalun
Board Member

Steven Raga, MPP, MPA
Founder & Board Member

Dennis Perez
Board Treasurer

Kathryn Rabuy, MSW
Board Member

Danielle Jimenez, LMSW
Board Member

Ryne Dionisio
Board Member


Executive Boards

New York

Christine Sicwaten
President

Anthony Castro
Vice President

Kristina London
Secretary General

 

Chicago

Justin Winfield
President

Christian Aldana
Vice President

Georgette Estilo
Secretary General

San Diego

Alicia Ricafrente
President

Anthony DeGuzman
Vice President

 

Seattle

Mark Bello
President

 

Texas

Mark Sampelo
Co-President

Rea Sampilo, MFA
Co-President

CJ Velasquez
Vice President

Jenah Maravilla
Secretary


Our Chapters

New York

The New York chapter was founded on June 12, 2009. The Community launch was held at the Philippine Consulate New York on August 14, 2009. New York is currently the base of operations for UniPro. 

 

San Diego

The San Diego chapter was founded on September 14, 2014. The Community launch was held at the United Domestic Workers hall on February 6, 2015. 

 

Chicago

The Chicago-Midwest chapter was founded on July 1, 2015. The Community launch was held at Vora on April 23, 2016. 

 

Seattle

The Seattle chapter was founded on November 1, 2015. The Community launch was held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Summit at the Filipino Community Center of Seattle on October 29, 2016.

 

Texas

The Houston chapter was founded on August 31, 2016. The Community launch was held on September 23, 2017 at the Greatland Community Center in Houston, TX.