Program Overview

IMPACT AAPI is a learning community that was developed to support academic achievement by Pacific Islander and Asian American students - especially Pacific Islander (including Samoan, Tongan, Chamorro and Hawaiian) and Southeast Asian (including Cambodian, Filipinx, Hmong, Lao and Vietnamesestudents.

Our name is an acronym for "Initiatives to Maximize Positive academic Achievement and Cultural Thriving focusing on Asian American and Pacific Islander students at De Anza College." IMPACT AAPI is a project of the Student Success and Retention Services program within the Equity and Engagement Division at De Anza College.  

Our goal is to close the gaps in academic achievement and transfer among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at De Anza by focusing on Asian Pacific Islander subgroups that are historically underrepresented in higher education. Our integrated curricular pathways are designed to provide educational experiences that support and challenge our students.

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