Eddie Angeles: From poor immigrant to Obama appointee Eddie Angeles tells his story about migrating to the US from the Philippines, growing up in poverty and becoming an appointee of the Obama administration

A #Documented Conversation by NextDayBetter, DefineAmerican and GuerreroYee to activate communities for better immigration rights Dreamer and community activist Akiko Aspillaga reminds us that behind the divisive issue of illegal immigration are everyday people just trying to live, and the that the truth has the power to enact real change. Akiko is the Community Organizer for ASPIRE,…

VINTA’s Caroline Mangosing: Re-imagining Filipiniana ‘Caroline Mangosing of Toronto, Canada, juggles art and performance with an artist’s eye, a business woman’s mind and a community organizer’s work ethic.’ I grew up in a community where Filipino youth only identified with their culture through delicious food, magic mics, and Manny Pacquiao. None of my friends spoke…

We heart awesome people. Meet Holly Edejer, one of the many amazing volunteers who shared their time and talents with us to help make the launch of NextDayBetter Toronto a resounding success. Over on her blog, Holly documents her 25 things to do at 25 – thanks for including us in your list, and sharing…

Following the most winding paths can lead to great things. Here, I’d like to share my journey to becoming a Filipino-Canadian theatre producer, and why I believe we can all make the next day better. By Leon Aureus “Be the change.” That’s my three-word life manifesto. It’s a very powerful thought. Fresh out of university, I…

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