The Kababayan Learning Community is a transfer and support group with the goal of
increasing proficiency in English skills for success in college, work, and life. It
is open to all students and focuses on education in relation to the Filipino and Filipino
American cultural experience. The activities are designed to encouraged students to transfer to a four-year university
or other post-secondary institution to continue their studies.
By using culturally appropriate and relevant texts, the Kababayan instructors, tutors,
and mentors hope to generate lively and timely discussions about the students themselves
and the community around them, making the students' coursework "come alive" for them
and ultimately provide a solid foundation for their academic success.
The Filipino Student Union (FSU) was established for students interested in learning
more about Filipino culture and heritage and sharing this information with the community.
FSU aims to promote understanding of the Filipino and Filipino-American culture at
Skyline College and in the local community, build community partnerships, encourage
participation in higher education, help students develop leadership and facilitation
skills, create a strong and prominent voice for students on campus and allow a space
for students to realize their own potential.
The Kapatiran Mentorship Program (Tagalog for “brotherhood/sisterhood”) pairs a first-semester
Kababayan Community member with a peer mentor who is a current Skyline College/Kababayan
student and has taken or is currently enrolled in a Kababayan course. Mentees are
welcomed into a family of mentors and other fellow mentees and receive crucial support
and guidance. These ‘pamilyas’ replicate the cooperative nature of the Filipino culture,
emphasizing collective responsibility and guidance through an extended family network.
Peer-based mentorship engages not only the mentees, but also the mentors in an interactive
exchange of support and motivation to succeed in college, think critically and develop
strong leadership skills.
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants
- 2013 – 2014: Lady Flor "Parts" Partosa
- 2012 – 2013: Joyce Benedicto
- 2011 – 2012: Basil Sali
- 2010 – 2011: Rioliza Molina
- 2009 – 2010: Alawi Canlas
- 2008 – 2009: Christelle Tio-Rubio
- 2007 – 2008: Warlito Caturay
- 2006 – 2007: Rob Reyes
The Kababayan Dance Troupe (KDT) provides an opportunity to experience Filipino heritage
through the arts of Philippine folk dancing and music and provides students, faculty
and staff a vehicle for cultural and artistic expression. KDT aims to introduce the
fundamentals of traditional Filipino dance techniques, styles and performance with
an emphasis on the cultural origins and variations of these dances.
Donate to the Friends of Kababayan Fund
The Friends of Kababayan Scholarships are awarded annually to continuing and transfer
students who have successfully completed at least one course in the Kababayan Learning
Community, plan to transfer to a 4-year university, and have demonstrated commitment
to Filipino and Filipino American community issues. To support our students through
these scholarships, you can make an immediate gift online using the form below. This
can be a one-time donation or a recurring gift.
Thank you for your generous support!