October 14, 2009 – Seattle, WA. Christine Gambito, better known as “HappySlip” will be performing her one woman comedy show “HappySlip LIVE” for the first time in Seattle on October 30th at University of Washington Kane Hall. Gambito is an internationally recognized Filipino-American YouTube personality, actress, and comedian and Philippine Tourism ambassador. She maintains one of the most-subscribed-to channels on YouTube and named second Best Comedy at the 2006 YouTube video awards. Massive Monkees, recently back from MTVs America’s Best Dance Crew will also give a performance. Proceeds will go towards Seattle youth programs at the Filipino Community Center and the Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance.  Cash donations and medical supplies will be accepted for typhoon relief operations in the Philippines.

This fundraiser is a large step in expanding Filipino youth programming.  This expansion of services include: workforce readiness programs, life skills training, cultural enrichment programs, college exploration and mentorship, leadership training, case management services, gang prevention and family support services to be housed in the newly renovated Filipino Community Center.  The youth program seeks to be a safe and inclusive environment supporting holistic academic, personal, and cultural growth. 

“The Filipino youth programs helped me and supported me through my academics,” said Jhenalyn Rapanan.  “Teachers like Mr. Rigor and my tutors helped me pass my WASL and get me into the University of Washington. Now they are supporting me in every decision that I make and leading me in the right direction. [It] is really good for high school students especially those who have big dreams like I do.”

Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.   Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.  For more information or to purchase tickets please go to http://fcsyouth.wordpress.com.