• Our QCAP community de-stressing with drawing and refreshments at a Fall 2023 workshop with artist Yao Xiao

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 Multilingual

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 Faculty Workshops

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 sponsors translations of important college information and documents into the top 3 languages spoken by QC’s AAPI students—Chinese, Korean, and Bengali.

Mental Health

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.

Outreach to
AAPI Students

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.


Internship Program

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.

Community Space

The QCAP Community Space serves as a hub for support services and resources for AAPI students. It also provides space for AAPI students to study, gather, and foster a sense of community and solidarity.

What’s New at QCAP

White 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 Week!