We are moving!

Yes, FYP-DC is moving...virtually. New year, new look! After five years, we are redesigning our website and will be launching it in a few weeks. Stay tuned for a new layout and more exciting contents for the new year.

Join FYP-DC so you don't miss out on any of our events and happenings catered specifically for our members.

2017 Multi-APA Collective Toy Drive

Please join us for our 11th Annual Multi-APA Collective Toy Drive. 

We have been doing this for over 10 years and DC Asian Pacific American Film - APA Film & NAAAP DC along with Christian Oh helps get all these other community and APA organizations to help collect toys for charity.

This year we are going back to collect toys for Toys for Tots. Considering all the natural disasters our country has faced, they will need so much more toys to be collected. 

Thus, we are trying to bring a new record amount of brand new donated toys. 

The format is simple. Basically, we ask that attendees bring an UNWRAPPED toy and take in the fun and networking spirit of the holidays. (If you don’t bring a toy, we ask for a MINIMUM $10 donation).

Please get in the spirit of the holidays and help make a child's Christmas a little warmer!

If your APA group wants to participate, please contact us!

Food & Drink Specials will be available all evening and bring your business cards to network and mingle. 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC in DC
Asian Pacific American Bar Association-DC (APABA-DC)
Black Women & Asian Men Meetup Group
DC Asian Pacific American Film - APA Film
Filipino Young Professionals of DC
KATCH Hallyu Group
Korean Waves language culture ESL food (DC VA MD Meetup)
NOVAL-DC (National Organization of Vietnamese-American Leaders)
OCA- Greater Washington DC Chapter
Sejong Society of Washington DC
The Social Tea House
Taiwanese American Professionals - Washington, D.C. Area (TAP - DC)
US GWU Korean Alumni Association (GWU KAA)
KSM 메릴랜드한인회 - Korean Society of MD

and more to come!!!

WHEN: DECEMBER 11, 2017 Monday 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: Penn Social
WHAT: 11th Annual Multi-APA Collective Toy Drive - Unwrapped Toy or $10 min donation


FYP Conference 2017: Unite, Magkaisa


The Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC (FYP-DC) invites you to attend our 2017 Leadership Conference 'Unite, Magakisa' at Georgetown University's Healey Family Student Center (see directions and parking information below) this Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

FYP-DC aims to elevate the Filipino-American professional to achieve success in their career. The ability to collaborate is crucial for career success, and this is why FYP-DC will host its first-ever conference to discuss the importance of working together. 

Our conference theme, ‘Magkaisa’ (Unite), stems from the idea that we need to work together as a team to reach our goals. The combined effect of a team is greater than the sum of individual efforts. When individuals unite together it creates a diverse environment leading to enhance creativity and decision-making. The collaboration will lead to an increased success in our ability to problem solve in an efficient and effective manner. We believe this can only happen if we unite, together.

On-site registration will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremony and lunch at 11:00 a.m. After lunch, we will have six different professional development workshops and panels of varying career fields (hospitality, entrepreneurship, medical, storytelling, etc.) For our closing ceremony, we will have a live performance from spoken word, song-writing duo SomeNever ReallyGet (SNRG).

SomeNever ReallyGet (SNRG), https://www.facebook.com/SomeNeverReallyGet

SomeNever ReallyGet (SNRG), https://www.facebook.com/SomeNeverReallyGet

The program is open to the public, and we encourage students and young professionals to join us! Catered lunch and professional headshots will be provided with ticket cost.

Ticket prices (+ fee):
Students - $15
FYP Member - $25
FYP Non-Member - $30

You can buy tickets at Eventbrite:


Community / Organizational Supporters: 

  • National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Region 2
  • Asian American LEAD
  • Georgetown Club Filipino


Southwest Quad Garage Visitor Parking: 3611 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057

Parking for all university visitors is available in the Southwest Garage, accessible via Canal Road NW. This garage is cash only.

Parking information. The star indicates where the Healey Family Student Center is!

FYP x NaFFAA Charity Happy Hour for Filipino Veterans!


You are invited to the FYP x NaFFAA Charity Happy Hour for our Filipino WWII Veterans!

It will be held this July 20th, 2017, at CAPITALEdc (1301 K St NW #103, Washington, DC 20005) from 6:30pm - 10pm.

The Filipino Young Professionals of DC and the National Federation of Filipino American Associations Region 2, are hosting a summer fundraiser for the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project. The purpose of our fundraiser is to raise money for the purchase of replica Congressional Gold Medals to be presented to the surviving WWII veterans or their families.

100% of the proceeds from bar sales and donations will be going to FilVetRep and every little bit you can donate helps. Please think of attending the event and donating to the cause. Our veterans who paved the way for us today with their lives deserve the recognition that has been overdue to them for over 70 years. 

We cannot continue to let our veterans close their eyes for the last time without them receiving the recognition they deserve. 

Please help us give our veterans the recognition they deserve and also help contribute to the preservation of our shared history by attending our event. Invite other community leaders, organizations, veterans, and supporters of our cause to the event. Thank you for your help and we hope to see you soon!

To RSVP on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/112372592718387.

FYP Racing Competes in DC Dragon Boat Festival

Come Support FYP-DC Racing Team of Lapu Lapu Warriors (open division) and Silang Heroes (mixed division) as they compete against other local Dragon Boat teams at the Annual DC Dragon Boat Festival.

Competition Starts Saturday, May 20 at 08:30am and goes through Sunday May 21 till 2:00pm. Support FYP-DC teams as they compete for the gold! Join us at the FYP-DC team tent!

DC Dragon Boat Festival
Thompson's Boat Center (Georgetown Harbor) 
2900 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

FYP-DC Racing is proudly sponsored by: 

FYP DC Kick-Off Networking Happy Hour!

Got lumpia?

Come meet the fresh Executive Board for FYP. Christal, John, Stephanie, Walbert, and Nicky are going to be leading the charge this year! Additionally, we are thrilled to have two special guests sharing their stories at our event:

  • Patrice Cleary, owner of Purple Patch (our favorite restaurant!), is one of our special guests. After spending 8 years in the Marine Corps, Patrice turned her passion for cooking into reality by opening Purple Patch. The restaurant has garnered many accolades, including being named in the Fall Dining Guide as Tom Sietsma's top 37 restaurants to dine in DC, it is also Tablelog's top 9 Filipino restaurants in America. And it holds the distinction of being the first Filipino restaurant in Washington, DC.
  • Sonny Busa, Consul General, is the Filipino Veteran Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP) regional director for Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and West Virginia. He is tasked with organizing support and fundraising for FilVetREP initiatives and programs. Sonny Busa recently retired from the US Department of State with the rank of Consul General after 25 years of distinguished service at overseas postings in Honduras, Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Vietnam, Ethiopia, and Kuwait. Latin America.

We are truly honored to bring these two prominent Filipino leaders to our members and friends. To learn more about Patrice Clearly and Sonny Busa, join us at the Habit at Purple Patch, February 16th, 6 P.M. We will have drink specials and lumpia (while it lasts) for attendees.

(Suggested donation of $10; $20 gets you a year long membership.)

Also, we will have a sweepstakes only for those whose status is ‘GOING’ on Facebook—perhaps a dessert, a drink, or a free membership. Good Luck! 🙂


February 16th
6 P.M.


The Habit at Purple Patch
3155 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010