AAPI Non-Profit Panel

Mission: to inform the AAPI community of national non-profit organizations working toward the advancement of AAPI objectives in the United States and internationally.  

Moderator

Czara Anne S. Venegas, J.D. , Judicial Law Clerk, US Board of Veterans Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC

Czara is a recent law May 2018 graduate from New England | Law Boston, where she was President of the Women’s Law Caucus, Co-Founder of the Mental Health Alliance, and Secretary of the Asian American Pacific Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Czara was a public policy analyst for Texas State Senator Leticia Van De Putte, the first Latina legislator of Texas.  After law school, Czara accepted a two-year post-grad appointment with the Board of Veterans Appeals in Washington DC.  Czara received her B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she was President of Phi Alpha Delta, Co-Founder of the ACLU Student Chapter, and a McCLendon Legislative Fellow.

Panelists

Kim Aquino, MPH,
Co-Founder & Co-Director of Social Justice, AAMPLIFY

Kim Aquino is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of Social Justice at AAMPLIFY. AAMPLIFY is a San Francisco-based education and charitable non-profit dedicated to promoting AAPI leaders in public service. AAMPLIFY is a community building program directed towards engaging low-income and first-generation AAPI high school students in learning more about advocacy, leadership, and social justice. Additionally, Kim is a first-year student and Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow at Brooklyn Law School; he hopes to explore the legal and policy implications that lie within the intersection of health equity and civil rights, particularly within minority communities. Kim received his B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his MPH from Johns Hopkins.


Jennifer Coliflores, Esq., Secretary, Board of Directors, FYLPRO

Jennifer serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors for the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), a non-profit organization of high-performing, high-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.  Jennifer in alumnae of the 2013 FYLPRO class. 

Additionally, Jennifer is a staff attorney with the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services Public Defender Division. She also serves as a volunteer and vice president for the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation Board of Directors. She is active in the Fil-Am community in the New England area and is the elected Vice-Chairwoman for the Philippine-American Mainstream Advocacy for Nonpartisan Associations (PAMANA). Jennifer received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island and her B.A. from Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she founded the Colby Filipino Club.