Date of Graduation

Spring 2023

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)


School of Management


Filipino identity is marked by its openness and diversity as part of the Asian & Pacific Islander community. Yet the unique history and experiences of Filipinos is underrepresented, particularly in discourse in relation to the diaspora of the Philippines. Though there is positive representation, very strongly in healthcare and media, there are great needs in the community that go unheard. Such adversity helps prepare Filipino leaders for the challenges they face when addressing issues in nonprofit work. The research in this project explores not only how Filipino identity is shaped, but also how Filipinos are bringing communal aspects of the culture to leadership that is to the benefit of the public sector and communities served.

This research intends to demonstrate the role of strong Filipino representation in society, particularly leadership, and what improvements are still required to better support the community. This area of study is applicable to the nonprofit subfields of community development, advocacy, human rights, and social justice.