Daly City, California - Juslyn Cabrera Manalo, a Daly City native, officially launches her campaign as she runs for Daly City Council this coming November. Join Juslyn Manalo for the kick off on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 6 o’clock in the evening at Hapag Pilipino located at 33 St. Francis Square in Daly City, California.
Juslyn Cabrera Manalo was the first candidate to pull paperwork to run for Daly City Council for the upcoming election this November. Juslyn is endorsed by State Senator Mark Leno, State Assembly Member Phil Ting, Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa and Council member Ray Buenaventura.
Juslyn Cabrera Manalo was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City. Her roots of leadership emerged from taking on student leadership roles at Ben Franklin Middle School and Jefferson High School.
Her drive and passion for community work began in her collegiate years. Juslyn’s inherent desire to help people was realized serving the Filipino World War II Veterans as a Community Service worker at the age of 21 with the Veterans Equity Center. She received one of the highest awards in Community Service from the Chancellor of California State University in 2001. Alongside the National Network for Veterans Equity (NNVE), she and her colleagues created Student Action for Veterans Equity (SAVE) and worked on the national campaign to fight for equity for the Filipino Veteranos.
In 2009, Juslyn and a group of volunteers created the Bill Sorro Housing Program (BiSHoP), to address the housing related issues for low to moderate income families and individuals. Juslyn managed the program for four years and assisted in building the program’s capacity. To date, BiSHoP has served over 1500 clients and continues to be a resource for the Filipino community.
Currently, Juslyn is the Community Engagement Associate and determined to ensure responsible community development happens within the neighborhood her mother immigrated to when moving to the United States.
She is committed to advocating for affordable housing policy, public safety, building local economic opportunities for residents and continued investment in senior services and youth development.
In 2014, Juslyn graduated from San Francisco State University with a graduate degree in Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. In October 2015, she was recognized by the Filipina Womens Network (FWN), as one of the most influential Filipina Women globally, with the Emerging Leaders Award.
She is active as chair of the SamTrans Citizen Advisory Council, and currently serves on the Personnel Board of Daly City. Her vision is to use what she learned on the ground with 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, her Master’s degree in Public Administration and community development experience to serve as a future elected policymaker in her hometown.
For more information on Juslyn Manalo log on to: www.JuslynManalo.com .