2018 Winter Holiday Party

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: Bar Bao, 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201
Near the Clarendon Metro Station

In partnership with the Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC and NAAAP DC, the Greater Washington Chapter of Ascend invites you to the 2018 Holiday Party for another fantastic year-end celebration at Bar Bao in Arlington, VA. Join us for food, libations, and fun networking as we bring 2018 to close!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – DMV.

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Ascend Member: $5.00
Non-Member: $15.00

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November Social & Fundraiser for Typhoon Mangkhut

Big shout out to everyone that stopped by for November Social & Fundraiser for Typhoon Mangkhut last night!

We were able to raise over $600 and 100% of the proceeds will be going towards the victims of Typhoon Mangkhut!

It’s not too late to donate! You can Venmo us at “FYP-DC” 

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all for donating to such a great cause & we are very excited to see you all at our future events!

Please be on the lookout for our next event TAPDC x FYPDC : Wreaths Across America

Our ongoing event FYPDC Executive Board Applications! — with Míkéy Lümmünnsad and Rissa Dizon.

Pathways to Law: FALA and FYP Networking and Development Series

Pathways to Law Series with FALA-DC

The Filipino Young Professionals of DC and the Filipino American Lawyers Association of DC will be collaborating for an exciting event as part of their professional development series.

Many folks think about going to law school, especially in DC, but many are unsure of this career option. FALA & FYP will be hosting a panel to talk about law school as an option with FALA members sharing why they decided to go into law school and at different stages in their career. Hear from folks who went right after undergrad, after receiving a masters, or even after working for several years. We want attendees to realize there are many paths to law school and it is accessible to everyone no matter how old you are or at what point you are in your professional development.

Location: Whiteford Taylor Preston | 1800 M Street, NW Suite 450N, Washington, DC 20036
Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Doors open/Networking (appetizers will be served)
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM: Panel of Lawyers & Q&A
7:30 PM: Optional Networking Session at Vapiano’s next door

RSVP to this event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/913997145449360/

We are very excited for our panelists! Check out their bios below:


FYP-DC 2018 Kick-Off Happy Hour

FYP-DC 2018 Kick-Off Happy Hour

Filipino Young Professionals hosting 2018 Kick-Off Happy Hour

FYP opening the year with 2018 Kick-Off Happy Hour

Washington DC: The Washington DC chapter of FYP (i.e. Filipino Young Professionals) is opening the New Year with a 2018 Kick-Off Happy Hour at Purple Patch in Columbia Heights. As the premier organization for Filipino working professionals, this networking event is designed to connect all Filipino and Asian-Pacific Islanders in the DC metro area.

The event is featured on our social media pages. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP on Facebook. Along with guest speakers, great food, and successful company, the event will feature a raffle for those who select ‘Going’ on Facebook. The event will also be an introduction to the 2018 Executive Board of FYP. For any questions or feedback, please email gofypdc@gmail.com.


Purple Patch
3155 Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Date and Time: Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6 – 9pm

Executive Board

  • Christal Simanski, President
  • John Victoria, Vice President of Finance
  • Stephanie Wong, Vice President of Internal Affairs
  • Walbert Castillo, Vice President of External Affairs
  • Isabella Basco, Vice President of Communications

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. (more…)

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.

The Brothers Fantasticamos: @BEAUcanLAST and @eyespk introducing the world to http://SNRGmusic.com/ and having a little fun in the process

SomeNever ReallyGet (SNRG), facebook.com/SomeNeverReallyGet

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.

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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. (more…)

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

Summer Picnic Potluck Hosted by FYP-DC, FALA DC, & NAAAP DC

Summer Picnic 07/2016

Make sure to save the date for this year’s summer picnic potluck hosted by the Filipino American lawyers association of DC, Filipino young professionals of dc, and the national association of Asian-American professionals!

We bring to you an afternoon under the sun in good company and great food! Come meet and greet with the dc community! This event will be held at GW Law Stockton patio on July 23rd from 1pm to 5pm!

This will be a really great way to get to know each other while munching on some delicious food, sipping an ice cold beverage, and soaking up the sun!

Please remember to sign up to bring something (no alcohol unfortunately). Sign up here via google docs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bv-EAgv0rozM0n2Q__NTFn3PofqKDWC0z6tQpmlQaTw/edit#gid=0