Asian and Pacific Islander Recruitment and Retention Center

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Our Mission Statement

"Committed to the service, empowerment, and mobilization of immigrant, refugee, and under served Asian/Pacific Islanders by promoting higher education to empower ourselves and challenge the economic and social inequalities facing our communities."
-Revised 2006.



Meet Our Team

Directors


Joanne Yi

External Affairs

Cam Tu Phan

Internal Affairs

Kimmie Tran

Retention

Kelly Wong

Recruitment



Coordinators


Phi Diep

Retention

Jocelyn Tran

Retention

Julie Thao

Shadow

Kevin (Tin) Duong

Shadow


Stephanie Sun

OutREACH

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OutREACH

Fiona Diec

Public Relations

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Transfer


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Let's Rise

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Let's Rise

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Thrive. Aspire. Lead.

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Transfer



Our Programs



Retention is a program in REACH! that provides academic, mental/emotional, and social support for the REACH! community. Our aim is to help students feel more welcomed on campus while focusing on providing resources to promote self-care and improving others’ well being so that they can succeed.


Public Relations is a program that aims to help increase visibility amongst programs within REACH! Our aim is to showcase the work REACH! does for the underserved and underrepresented API community members both on and off campus through various means such as photography, cinematography, graphic design, and more. The Public Relations team collaborates with other programs in capturing our community’s most essential moments and memories; thereby, adding to our long-lasting legacies and hxstories.


OutREACH is a program that reaches out to high school and community college students across California to give them information and resources for financial aid, applying to college, and ways to pursue different higher education pathways.


Shadow is a mentorship program whose purpose is to encourage underprivileged and low-income high school students -- both college and non-college bound -- into understanding that higher education is important and A RIGHT. However, we want students to know that higher education is but one option and is not the only option. Shadow attempts to help students understand that higher education is a form of empowerment to challenge their current economic status and the social injustice they currently face within their respective communities. Shadow provides the tools for students to critically evaluate their life experiences so that they can feel empowered to pursue various post-secondary paths.


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TAL is dedicated to the mentorship and empowerment of high school youth in the neighboring communities of Oakland and Richmond, bringing them together through similar experiences by supporting dialogue about community and political issues. TAL strives to instill students with the motivation and passion to bring about lasting and positive change in our communities by promoting critical thinking and leadership skills. Students are provided with continual support and guidance as needed in order to achieve higher education.

Let’s Rise is a mentorship program committed to serving underrepresented and underprivileged students at Helms Middle School by promoting higher education in a sustainable academic and social environment. We encourage empowerment and self-growth by creating a sense of community and family through motivational workshops, tutoring, and personal relationships.