Core Applications Released!

The current REACH! Core team is looking for folx to join our cohort for the 2018-2019 year!

The following positions are available:

  • Thrive Aspire Lead (TAL) Coordinator (2)
  • Let’s Rise Coordinator (2)
  • Shadow Coordinator (1)
  • Transfer Coordinator (2)
  • Public Relations Coordinator (1)

Learn more about each position and their responsibilities by clicking here!

Submit your apps on this Google form! Applications are due August 10th! Please contact us at if you have any questions!

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Spotlights – Jessica Chen

  1. What’s your name and program? Hello! My name is Jessica Chen and I am the Director of Internal Affairs & Recruitment and Senior Weekend Coordinator.
  2. What are your gender pronouns? My gender pronouns are she/her/hers.
  3. What’s your favorite REACH! Memory? I have a lot of great REACH! Memories. A majority of them are pulling pranks on fellow interns and coordinators or doing wild reckless things. When I was an intern for TAL, my fellow interns pranked our coordinator and she got really mad at us. We called her mom because that’s how it felt when we were together: we were one big family.
  4. Why did you join REACH!? I joined REACH! during my second year because my roommate was the Retention Coordinator...
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Spotlight – Anna Okada

My name is Anna Okada and my program is Shadow! My gender pronouns are she/her/hers. My favorite REACH! Memory is watching a Shadow mentee, Khoi, who I felt I was able to get close to, sing a song in Vietnamese. I remember in elementary school, my mom asked if I wanted to sing a traditional Japanese song with her in the talent show and I immediately refused, embarrassed at even the thought. Knowing that REACH! could provide Khoi with the space to share part of his culture, especially since he seemed shy at first, was empowering and surreal. I joined REACH! Because in high school, I felt incredibly alone in my advocacy work. I moved to a predominantly white Bay Area suburb in my sophomore year after growing up in the city of Pittsburgh, PA...

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Spotlight – Stephanie Sun

Hello! My name is Stephanie Sun, and I’m an intern for Political Advocacy. My pronouns are she/her/hers.

I joined REACH because I wanted to find a community that was actively trying to learn about and address API issues. I have grown a lot because of REACH!. Hearing from different API non-profits in the Bay Area has taught me about what issues are currently facing our community like deportation and gentrifications and how we can advocate for ourselves. I also really enjoyed being able to participate in some of REACH!’s programs like ShadowNite and the Southern California OutREACH trip because I was able to talk about how higher education is accessible and make a direct impact in high school students lives...

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