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2 Director Phoumy Sayavong, Ph.D. Counselors Erick Aragon, M.S.Ed. Cynthia Taing, M.S. Ben Tran, Psy.D. Instructors Elizabeth Cowan Weijian Liang Aureen Almario Amy Loewen Cynthia Taing APASS Staff Tomoko Roudebush, Program Specialist Mike Lok, Community Outreach Specialist Julie Saechao, Community Outreach Specialist Student Ambassador Vanessa Lam Sharron Huang Roger Saechao Matalaoa Taliva’a Temaleti Ahoelei

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4  Began at City College of San Francisco in 2004 To support AAPI students with high needs  Created at College of Alameda in 2009 with two other learning communities  Initiated here at Laney College in Spring 2010 using special funding under the AANAPISI Grant

5  Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution  5-Year Federal Grant to develop best practices to support AAPI students at 2- and 4-year institutions

6  AAPI student is an invisible crisis.  Focus on model minority “success” resulted in less attention to low achievement among AAPI students, leads to neglect of programs and services for AAPI students.  This myth ignores how AAPI students contend with the same issues that other communities face.  AAPI data masks high levels of poverty and academic barriers. Data on some AAPI groups are nonexistent.

7 AAPI College Enrollment are evenly distributed in two-year and four-year institutions, with the majority attending public institutions.

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11 *AAPI total includes Asian, Filipino, Pacific Islander. Data disaggregation was not possible given the available data set.

12  Students enroll in APASS classes together as “cohorts”  APASS Counselors help students with school and other issues  Provides tutoring and assistance during LAB hours and help with personal development in workshops  Encourages transfer opportunities with campus visits

13 Support student success with transferring to a 4-year college, completion of an AA degree and certificates:  More AAPI ethnic representation  More campus & industry tours  Skill Development: Leadership, communication, internships  Student government engagement  Community engagement

14  80% students of AAPI descent  Assessment results placed at APASS course levels  Enroll into cohorts  Enroll in required workshops

15 COURSES COUNSELORS WORKSHOPS PEER SUPPORT PERSONAL TUTORING CAMPUS TOURS CAREER GUIDANCE LANGUAGE OPTIONS SUPPORT SERVICES +

16  English (Elizabeth Cowan)  Math (Weijian Liang)  ESL (Amy Loewen) COHORT Linking Classes  Counseling (Cynthia Taing & Erick Aragon)  Asian American Studies (Aureen Almario)  Workshops/Labs (lesson & homework support)

17 Your counselor will play an important role in your educational success by:  Developing an education plan; knowing which classes you need for your major and to transfer, or for an AA degree  Assisting you to resolve problems with a class, or anything affecting your performance in school  Working closely with you to build the right schedule, with appropriate units, course sequence and tracking your progress each semester  Your counselor will be your coach, guide and cheerleader

18 o Course book loans o Campus and business tours o Workshops (resumes, college essays & applications, careers, study skills, language services, campus resources, financial aid…) o Tutoring

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20  Workshops  Cultural Events  Campus Visits  Student Leadership

21 Stop by to see us on the 3 rd Floor of the Library, Room 308 (510)


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