fresh perspectives on filipino diaspora, philanthropy and social innovation
“How might a recent college grad from the US meaningfully contribute to poverty alleviation in the Philippines?”
The Trabajo (“Work”) Project
This is a dialogue on meaningful impact, particularly on creating positive change for those living in poverty in the Philippines. We are not experts in this field of knowledge. We are learners.
Who we are. How we met.
Charles Amaya is a 2012 graduate of Stanford University. Based in San Francisco’s East Bay, Charles majored in chemistry with a minor in computer science. He was active in Stanford’s Pilipino American Student Union (PASU) and first met Julius in 2010 to organize PASU’s 20th anniversary reunion. They continue to share a vision of increased collaboration between PASU alumni and current Stanford students. Since December 2012, Charles and Julius have been working together to transform Charles’ interest in social entrepreneurship and the Philippines into a career with meaningful impact.
Julius Paras is a 1993 graduate of Stanford University. Based in San Francisco’s South Bay, Julius majored in industrial engineering with emphasis in values, technology, science & society. He was co-founder of Stanford’s Pilipino American Student Union (PASU) in January 1990. He is a former corporate IT & change management professional at HP and Agilent Technologies, nonprofit executive director, and university alumni relations officer. Julius is an active community volunteer and Principal of Gumption Studios LLC, a leadership learning consultancy and professional network.
Why this project? What we are trying to accomplish.