Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE) moves forward

San Francisco State University was recently funded a U.S. Department of Education Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant proposal, Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE).

On October 7, 2016  the campus community was invited to hear about Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE) project.  ASPIRE is a collaboration between the Asian American Studies Department and the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management cabinet area. ASPIRE has been designed to address and promote college access and success by identifying and removing institutional barriers for high-need AANAPI and low-income students.  The project will focus in on a number of areas including academic barriers (writing and composition), non-cognitive skills gaps, financial pressures and learning disabilities and mental health challenges. 

Starting this Winter 2017,  faculty learning communities will form.  Student learning ccomunities in Asian American Studies and Pacific Islander studies courses will start this Spring 2017. 

For more information, please email the Project Director Grace Yoo at gracey@sfsu.edu.