IMPACT AAPI  2008-2011

IMPACT AAPI is a two-year program funded by an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Our goal is to address Asian Pacific Islander subgroups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. Our integrated Curriculum, Student Success programs, and Staff Development focus on creating educational experiences that support and challenge our students.

Summer Quarter IMPACT AAPI Calendar
Successful Conclusion of Grant!

September 30, 2011 marks the last day of this 3-year, $1.25 million AANAPISI grant that has made so much possible. 

Our federal grant project has successfully shown that the academic success rates of Filipino, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander students can be raised to equal or exceed the college’s average success rates, despite the historically lower achievement levels of these groups.

Use of the award significantly raised the success and persistence of these students through grant activities such as:

  • targeted outreach and counseling,
  • summer college-readiness program,
  • culturally-relevant English and general education courses, and
  • team-teaching in learning community class settings.

The grant not only met all of its enrollment, success and persistence goals; it also documented the critical importance of culturally-relevant course content to motivate students from culturally marginalized families.


Read more about the grant project results by checking out our Final Report, below:


IMPACT AAPI Final Report September 2011


APIASF Community College $2,500 Scholarship Application Deadline 

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is partnering with the Walmart Foundation to offer $2,500 scholarships to incoming freshmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent at City College of San Francisco, De Anza College or South Seattle Community College.


See website for eligibility requirements and application:

Application deadline: August 19, 2011 by 5:00pm EST also has other scholarships for all levels of college applicants. See website for details.


Help spread the word about this opportunity!


Summer 2011 IMPACT AAPI class:APALI Youth Leadership Academy


ICS 4 + ICS 22 (8 UC / CSU transferable units)
Date/Time: July 5 – August 4, Tues - Thurs, 10 AM – 5 PM

Instructors: Michael Chang, Christine Chai, Jim Nguyen, and an intern staff of Instructional Mentors


The APALI Youth Leadership Academy is a special college-level leadership class exploring Asian American and Pacific Islander community and civic involvement. Students gain valuable knowledge and personal empowerment - benefiting from:

  • non-traditional, exciting, hands-on curriculum
  • guest speakers from public officials to community leaders and experts
  • an all-day community tour
  • a city-hall presentation
  • assisting with APALI’s annual benefit banquet
APALI alums agree, “APALI is more than a class, it is an experience!”
6th Annual LinC Summer Institute 

Day 1

Thursday, June 30, 2011

De Anza Campus, Hinson Campus Center

8:30am - 4:00pm


Day 2

Friday, July 1, 2011
De Anza Campus, Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies

8:30am - 4:00pm


The LinC Summer Institute is an annual event that facilitates faculty development and offers training in methods for teaching integrated learning communities that increase the likelihood of student success, with a focus on developmental to college-level courses. The DSILC includes sharing of best practices related to the teaching and design of learning communities, cohort learning, and other interdisciplinary learning models.


Activities include:

  • Participatory panel presentations on culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy
  • experiential learning activities and integrative assignment design
  • faculty collaborative working sessions
  • faculty self-reflection and discussion
  • sharing on best practices, challenges, and pedagogical approaches/materials
  • closing session


This is the 6th year that LinC has offered this Summer Institute for Learning Communities, and the 2nd year that it has been supported by IMPACT AAPI.

in Action

Over the course of our grant-supported classes, we've seen some great work from our students, like these spoken word performances from our Spring 2010 EWRT1A + ICS/ELIT24 class:


IMPACT AAPI Spring 2010 - Spoken Word - Ignorant Nothings

Ignorant Nothings by Tevita Tapavalu



IMPACT AAPI Spring 2010 - Spoken Word - Pearl of the Orient

Pearl of the Orient by Rebekah Dumaup



IMPACT AAPI Spring 2010 - Spoken Word instructions

Assignment Directions by Instructor Marshall Hattori



IMPACT AAPI is an acronym that stands for "Initiatives to Maximize Positive academic Achievement and Cultural Thriving focusing on Asian American and Pacific Islander students at De Anza College."

Contact: Mae Lee
Phone: 408.864.8973

Last Updated: 10/19/12