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?”
We envision a unified and engaged Pilipino America.
We engage Pilipino Americans through collaboration, advocacy, and education.
Collaboration | Integrity | Ingenuity | Identity
Board of Directors
Noel Aglubat, M.S.Eng
Steven Raga, MPP, MPA
Founder & Board Member
Kathryn Rabuy, MSW
Danielle Jimenez, LMSW
Director of Organizational Culture
Director of Staff Development
Director of Strategic Development
Director of Capacity Building
Director of Outreach & Engagement
Rea Sampilo, MFA
Jenah Maravilla, BSN RN
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.
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.
The Chicago-Midwest chapter was founded on July 1, 2015. The Community launch was held at Vora on April 23, 2016.
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.
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.