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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Student Achievement Program

Empowering Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students through culturally responsive education.

The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Student Achievement Program is a transformative initiative designed to empower students, unlock their potential, and advocate for the success of underserved students.

Shaping the Future: The AANHPI Student Achievement Program Home

In collaboration with the California Coalition on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA), the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (Chancellor’s Office), and our advocacy and community partner Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), FoundationCCC was selected as the Central Office to establish the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Student Achievement Program. The program aims to provide culturally responsive services to enhance student educational experiences and promote higher education success for low-income, first-generation AANHPI students, and other underserved and underrepresented students.

Program Vision and Mission About

Our mission is to ensure the success of underserved AANHPI students by providing policy guidance, technical assistance, and by fostering partnerships with community colleges throughout the state. As the Central Office, FoundationCCC offers unparalleled flexibility to assist colleges in developing statewide collaborations, advocating for necessary resources, and delivering essential services through resources available within FoundationCCC and beyond. This groundbreaking legislation-protected program is set to transform the landscape of education for AANHPI students and marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to advance AANHPI initiatives within the California community colleges.

Broadening Horizons: Our Impact and Reach: The AANHPI Student Achievement

The Student Achievement program currently serves 43 community colleges directly and extends its reach to community colleges statewide. We are dedicated to promoting equity, access, and success for AANHPI students by aligning our goals and resources. We aim to create a seamless journey for students transitioning from community college to higher education and create enabling conditions for California’s community colleges to serve students and foster their educational growth.

Forward Together: Our Commitment to Educational Equity

The Central Office reaffirms its commitment to educational equity and the advancement of AANHPI students. By leveraging the expertise and collaboration of various stakeholders, FoundationCCC is driven to make a positive change and create a transformative impact on the educational journey of AANHPI students, ensuring equitable opportunities and learning outcomes.

Building Strengths

Core Focus Areas

Adapted from Education Code 79511, the Central Office will assist colleges in core areas of focus, such as:

  • Culturally responsive learning communities

  • Advising and counseling services

  • Mental health counseling and awareness services

  • Career development, career readiness, and employment services

  • Supplemental instruction and tutoring, such as English language development and support

  • Asian American, Pacific Islander studies courses and curriculum development

  • Leadership development, internships, and mentorships

Stay Updated

We invite you to stay updated with our progress and activities. Please take a moment to fill out the AANHPI Student Achievement Program Interest Form.