The Queens College AANAPISI Project (QCAP) aims to support the academic success, mental health, and community engagement of QC’s diverse and underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program, QCAP addresses the specific needs of our AAPI students via a range of programs.
QCAP’s multilingual AAPI peer tutors, housed in the QC Writing Center, are available to work with students throughout their First Year Writing and writing-intensive courses.
QCAP offers summer workshops for QC faculty across disciplines to strengthen understanding of local AAPI histories and issues and to support the development of AAPI-focused course content and antiracist pedagogies.
QCAP will be sponsoring translations of important college information and documents into the top 3 languages spoken by QC’s AAPI students—Chinese, Korean, and Bengali.
QCAP Mental Health
QCAP holds regular workshops and events focused on a wide range of issues related to mental health in AAPI communities, led by AAPI experts and mental health professionals.
QCAP engages in outreach to QC’s AAPI students and student organizations with significant AAPI leadership and members, to learn about their experiences at QC, their needs, and how we can better serve, support, and collaborate with them.
QCAP provides experiential learning, leadership, and mentoring opportunities by placing AAPI students as interns with local community-based organizations. Students are paid stipends for onsite work and have the option to earn credits in service-learning/internship courses.
The QCAP Community Space will serve as a hub for support services and resources for AAPI students. It will also provide space for AAPI students to study, gather, and foster a sense of community and solidarity.
What’s New at QCAP
- [VIDEO] White House Education Officials Visit QC for First National AANAPISI WeekWhite House and US DOE officials visited Queens College and QCAP on September 26, 2023, in celebration of Pres. Biden’s proclamation of the first national AANAPISI … Read more
- [NEWS] We’re on QNS News!On Sept. 26, White House and US DOE officials visited Queens College for the first-ever Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution Week, proclaimed … Read more