IMPACT AAPI

IMPACT AAPI  2008-2011

Project Calendar

A detailed calendar for each quarter is included in the Quarterly Newsletter (except for Fall 2008, which has a text-only version of the overall project calendar).

Below is an archive of past IMPACT AAPI events, in reverse chronological order.

FALL 2008

WINTER 2009

SPRING 2009

SUMMER 2009
Program planning
Staffing for project
Project infrastructure
Program planning
Staffing for project
Project infrastructure
New Student and Parent Open House

Expanded Summer Bridge

      New Student Intake Protocol
 

New LinC class

LART 211: Honoring Our Stories: From the Bay Area to Southeast Asia and the Pacific

New APALI class Targeted Summer Leadership Academy (ICS 22 + ICS 4)

  Staff training and development Staff training and development  

Fall '08 NewsletterPDF icon

 

Spr '09 NewsletterPDF icon

 
FALL 2009 WINTER 2010 SPRING 2010 SUMMER 2010

Expanded FYE

Expanded FYE

Expanded FYE

Expanded Summer Bridge
New Student Intake Protocol   New Student and Parent Open House
New Student Intake Protocol

New LinC class

Remembering, Representing, Remixing: Telling the World Who We Are: Asian Pacific American Voices in Context

(EWRT 1A + ICS 24)

New LinC class

LART 211: Honoring Our Stories: From the Bay Area to Southeast Asia and the Pacific

New LinC class

(EWRT 1A + ICS 24)

 

New APALI class Targeted Summer Leadership Academy (ICS 22 + ICS 4)

Staff training and development Staff training and development Staff training and development  

Fall '09 NewsletterPDF icon

 Wtr '10 NewsletterPDF icon

Spr '10 NewsletterPDF icon

 

Legend:

Expanded Student Services/Counseling

AAPI-Specific Staff Development
New Classes/Curriculum Administrative/Personnel

Archive of past IMPACT AAPI events

Spring Quarter IMPACT AAPI Calendar

Final Instructor/Staff Peer Support Meeting 

11:30am - 12:30pm
MCC Conference Room
 

It's now June and we're sprinting toward the finish of the quarter. Our next meeting will be our last scheduled support meeting, at least under this grant, so please come out!

The past few peer supports have featured sharing/mini-trainings by individuals. Given that many of us have recently attended and participated in academic conferences, we will instead have a roundtable of best practices, things we have learned that we wish to share with the group. Please come ready to share something you learned recently!

Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp to Jim Nguyen (nguyenjames@deanza.edu) by the morning of Tuesday, June 7 in order to guarantee your bag lunch.

APALI YLA (Youth Leadership Academy) Info Session

12 - 1pm
Campus Center
, El Clemente Room

APALI is holding an info session on Thursday, June 2 to tell students more about the summer APALI program. Please encourage students you believe may be interested or a good fit to come!

APALI staff Michael Chang, Christine Chai, and Jim Nguyen will be there to answer questions and describe the program in more detail. For more information, please visit the APALI YLA webpage, which contains a link to an application form.

The priority deadline is June 1, but we will consider De Anza students over the next few weeks until around finals week. If you have questions, please email Jim Nguyen: nguyenjames@deanza.edu

APAX / IMPACT AAPI Student Showcase

12:30 - 2:30pm
Campus Center, Conference Room B

In honor of Asian Pacific American History Month, Asian Pacific American Xpressions is putting on a showcase of spoken word, dance, and film all performed by students in our IMPACT AAPI grant class this quarter (EWRT1A/ELIT 24 LinC). We've seen previews of their performances and in a word they are... inspiring! All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Food will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsored by APAX, IMPACT AAPI, APASA, DASB, APASL.

Staff Development Event: Decolonization & Filipino Indigenous Values

3pm - 7pm
Campus Center, Conference Room A

PGA hours available
RSVP: staffdevelopment@deanza.edu by Tues, May 10th

Workshop Description:
Through the process of learning about and experiencing decolonization through discussion and activities, participants will develop an understanding of the uniqueness of the Filipino experience in relationship to Western culture and history.

Participants will be able to locate their own Filipino students within a larger historical framework, and be able to utilize activities they learn in the workshop to teach their own students
about the decolonization process.

Workshop Leader: Elenita Strobel, Sonoma State University

Leny Mendoza Strobel is Associate Professor of American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University. She is the author of Coming Full Circle: The Process of Decolonization Among Post-1965 Filipino Americans (Giraffe Books, 2001) and A Book of Her Own: Words and Images to Honor the Babaylan (Tiboli Press, 2005). She is the editor of Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous, published by Ateneo de Davao University Research and Publications Office, 2010. This book is a collection of scholarly essays on primary/land-based babaylans in the Philippines, Kapwa psychology and babaylan practice, babaylan-inspired practices by Filipinos in the diaspora, as well as personal narratives on decolonization as a spiritual path.

Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI, the Office of Staff and Organizational Development, Developmental and Readiness Education (DARE), IIS/ICS Division, and Title III BSI Grant.

Diversity Leadership Conference
(De)Constructing Diversity in the Bay Area 

8:30am - 5:30pm
Santa Clara University, Locatelli Center

(De)constructing Diversity in the Bay Area speaks to understanding, discussing and learning about diversity through the construction and deconstruction of what diversity means to us, our local communities and our institutions. The conference hopes to facilitate conversations and engage about social differences that foreground concern with equity, community building, and institutional learning.

IMPACT AAPI will be represented in a panel discussion during the conference. Please see the conference webpage for details.

Hosted by Santa Clara University. Sponsored by DeAnza College, SJSU and Stanford.

Instructor/Staff Support Meeting 

11:30am - 12:30pm
MCC Conference Room

This session of the IMPACT AAPI Instructor & Staff Support series will include a presentation by Marshall Hattori on his successful "Kumulipo" (or creation chant) activity and, time permitting, an additional classroom best practice. As usual, we'll be catching up and sharing our experiences and best practices.

Bag lunches provided. Please rsvp to Jim Nguyen by Monday, April 25th.

Pacific Islander & Filipino Student Conference/Outreach Day 

8:30am - 1:30pm
Campus Center, Conference Rooms A & B

This winter and spring, De Anza College is outreaching to local high school students by hosting student conferences for incoming students from various under-represented groups. The conferences include discussions about college opportunities and tours of De Anza campus programs and services.

The student conference on April 7 will focus on Pacific Islanders and Filipinos. IMPACT AAPI staff will be there to volunteer in welcoming the students. For details, please contact Rob Mieso in the Office of Outreach at miesorob@deanza.edu.

Spring 2011 IMPACT AAPI class:
Remembering, Representing, Remixing:
Telling the World Who We Are -
Asian Pacific American Voices in Context

EWRT-001A-1YD (5 units) + ICS/ELIT-024.-01D (4 units)
12:30 - 2:20pm MTWR
Location: S71
Instructors: Karen Chow, Marshall Hattori

This class will center on the stories, poems, plays, and films created by immigrants from Vietnam, the Philippines and the islands of the Pacific, and then go beyond to create our own.

 

Winter Quarter IMPACT AAPI Calendar
We Shall Overcome
An Evening of Cultural Performances by the 2010-2011 Students of First Year Experience

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Campus Center, Conference Rooms A + B
4:30-6:30 pm

FYE We Shall Overcome flyer

You are cordially invited to the second annual First Year
Experience (FYE) event to raise money for the Jean Miller First Year Experience Scholarship Fund. The students will be showing off their amazing spoken word, musical and film talents.

This is the third year that IMPACT AAPI has partnered with FYE to share ideas and best practices for improving the educational experiences of students from under-represented groups

This event is sponsored by Student Success and Retention Services; special thanks to David Coleman and Patricia Guitron.

Staff Support Meeting 

Thursday, March 3, 2011
11:30am - 12:30pm,
MCC

We will have our usual check ins, sharing, and discussions. Please save the date!

RSVP to nguyenjames@fhda.edu.

APALI Leadership Training Internship Application Deadline
 The applications for the APALI Leadership Training Internship (details below) for this summer are now available. This is a tremendous opportunity to lead, mentor, and teach students in the Youth Leadership Program. Applications will be accepted now through the deadline of February 28, 2011.

Send questions and/or completed applications to Christine Chai: chaichristine@deanza.edu

Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute
2011 Leadership Training Internship

Join us this Spring and Summer 2011 as an APALI College Intern-Mentor to:

- Participate in a series of training workshops to develop your
skills in five key areas:

  1. Community Building
  2. Leadership & Management
  3. Facilitating Reading Discussions
  4. Peer Mentoring
  5. Curriculum/Lesson Planning

- Lead a small group of college and high school students through a 5-week intensive educational program.
- Serve as peer educator and teaching assistant: planning and
facilitating activities, leading group meetings, and providing educational support.
- Coordinate projects related to the annual benefit banquet, host special guests, and navigate media technology.
- Bond with an amazing group of peers, students and APALI staff.
- Be open, be challenged, and have FUN!

Qualifications:
· Must have a high school diploma.
· Must be professional, punctual and respectful.
· Must have a high interest and/or understanding in Asian
American studies (strong preference given to those who have/will have taken AAS courses prior to the summer academy).
· Must be available in various training workshops beginning late
June.
· Must be available 40 hours/week from July to the first week of
August, 2011.

Compensation:
$1,000 stipend upon satisfactory
completion.
4 units of college credit (optional)

APALI love!!!

 


Timeline:
Jan to February 28 - Online application period
March - Interviews
April - Offers made and commitment due
Late June to July - Training (mandatory)
July 5 to Aug 4 - Youth Leadership Academy

Staff Development Event:
Deconstructing Stereotypes About Asian Pacific Americans

Thursday, February 3, 2011
3 - 7pm, Conference Room A
RSVP to staffdevelopment@deanza.edu by January 28th
4 hours PGA/PAA given (pending approval)

Staff Development Event: "Deconstructing Stereotypes About Asian Pacific Americans"

As the lead editor of 'Teaching About Asian Americans: Effective Activities, Strategies and Assignments for Classrooms and Workshops', the workshop presenter will provide instructors with the necessary cultural competency to better understand Asian Pacific Americans. Upon completion of the workshop staff will be able to:

  1. Deconstruct the model minority myth of Asian Pacific Americans through examinations of census data which will sensitize students to the economic and ethnic diversity of the APA population;

  2. Understand the key differences between refugees and immigrants through interactive activities that will help staff recognize the loss and separation associated with the refugee experience, in particular the experiences of Southeast Asian refugees and their families.


Workshop Leader: Dr. Edith Chen, CSU Northridge

Professor Chen has been a faculty member at Northridge in the Asian American Studies department since 2001. Her teaching and research interests include Chinese American experiences; Chinese in the Americas; Asian American issues; Asian American women; Food, Culture & Identity; and Applied Research. During her sabbatical leave in 2008-2009, she was editing (with Grace Yoo) 'The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today'.

Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI, Office of Staff and Organizational Development, IIS/ICS Division, and Title III BSI Grant.

Staff Support Meeting 

Thursday, January 27, 2011
11:30am - 12:30pm,
MCC

We will have our usual check ins and sharing, plus sharing/modeling of staff best practices (Karen Chow and VoiceThread). Lunch will be provided. Please mark your calendars!

RSVP to nguyenjames@fhda.edu by Monday, January 24th.

 
Winter 2011 IMPACT AAPI class:
Honoring Our Stories: From the Bay Area to Southeast Asia and the Pacific

LART 211-03D (10 units)
1:30 - 3:45pm, MTWR
Location: L-31
Instructor: Karen Chow, Kristin Skager 

Do you identify as one or more of the following: Filipino, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian) and/or Pacific Islander (Fijian, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan) American? In this class, we will read, discuss, and write about how these identities and cultures shape you, the Bay Area and beyond.


Fall Quarter IMPACT AAPI News & Events
Staff Support Meeting

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Campus Center, El Clemente

The IMPACT AAPI staff support group meets for the second time this quarter, IMPACT AAPI instructors and staff will discuss and share ideas on how to address issues students face.

Contact Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@deanza.edu to reserve your space.

Staff Development Event: "Streaming Media Into Your Classroom"

3pm - 7pm, LCW-16 Staff Dev Lab
Presented by Marshall Hattori

RSVP to Jim Nguyen (nguyenjames@fhda.edu) by Nov. 1 (only 16 computer spaces available!) PGA/PAA Credits: 2-4 credits will be available

Streaming Media Into Your Classroom
This hands-on workshop will provide instructors with the necessary skills to begin incorporating multimedia into their classroom, curriculum, and pedagogy. Instructors leave with actual curriculum for immediate use. Upon completion of the workshop staff will be able to:

  1. Recognize the different “channels” of multimedia available to faculty and students,
  2. Construct multimedia resources for their students,
  3. Gain access to online resources that allow faculty and staff to share multimedia and resources and projects,
  4. Acquire multimedia curriculum for immediate use in classes and pedagogy.

Workshop Leader: Marshall Hattori
Marshall Hattori is an English Instructor at De Anza College who loves YouTube and spoken word. Before coming to De Anza, Marshall was an independent film maker for six years. For the last eight years he has been the chairperson for the De Anza Asian Pacific American Film Festival. He serves on the English Department Distance Learning Committee and the Catalyst Advisory Committee. In the last two years, Marshall has taught in the IMPACT AAPI program. As a co-chair of the Asian Pacific American eXpressions Committee, Marshall designed and constructed a webpage of creative projects by AAPI students at De Anza College which can be found at www.apaxdeanza.com

Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI, Office of Staff and Organizational Development and IIS/ICS Division

Instructor Support Meeting

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Campus Center, El Clemente

At this meeting, IMPACT AAPI instructors and staff will discuss and share ideas on how to address issues students face.

Contact Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@deanza.edu to reserve your space.

APIASF Scholarship Program Events

In August, we announced that the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is offering five scholarship awards of $2,500 each to first-time college students at De Anza as part of its new APIASF/Walmart Foundation Scholars Program.

Scholarship recipients will be notified on Friday, Sept 17, and are invited to the following events:

  • Wed. Sept 22, 12:30-1:30pm: Welcome Reception
  • Thurs. Sept 23, 12:30-1:30pm: Focus Group for APIASF Scholars

 

Summer Quarter IMPACT AAPI News & Events
APIASF Scholarship Program Events

In August, we announced that the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund is offering five scholarship awards of $2,500 each to first-time college students at De Anza as part of its new APIASF/Walmart Foundation Scholars Program.

Scholarship recipients will be notified on Friday, Sept 17, and are invited to the following events:

  • Wed. Sept 22, 12:30-1:30pm: Welcome Reception
  • Thurs. Sept 23, 12:30-1:30pm: Focus Group for APIASF Scholars
One-Year Grant Extension Officially Approved 

Earlier this summer, we requested and received an extension of our original two-year AANAPISI grant. On October 1, we will begin our third and final year of our AANAPISI grant.

We will be using this time to further our sustainability efforts, which include:

  • Creating a Digital Resource Center in the new Multicultural Center building, which is currently being renovated to open Winter 2011
  • Developing a 4-quarter, yearlong class series that builds upon the LinC class sequence already established by the grant, 
  • Creating Staff Professional Development modules focusing on academic advising for Asian American Pacific Islander students.
IMPACT AAPI @ Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

Dr. Mae Lee at Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

On Friday, August 13, IMPACT AAPI Project Director Mae Lee served as a panelist for a Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) discussing Asian American and Pacific Islander Voices in Government.

The 3.5-hour forum was led by Rep. Mike Honda, CAPAC Chair, and included:

  • Daphne Kwok, Chair of President Obama's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Gloria Chan, Executive Director, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • John Chiang, California State Controller
  • Assemblymember Fiona Ma, Speaker pro Tempore
  • Assemblymember Paul Fong
  • Bea Pangilinan, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Alliance
  • Dr. Mae Lee, Professor & Project Director, IMPACT AAPI, De Anza College
  • Michele Lew, President & CEO, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Video of the forum is available. Dr. Lee's talk starts at 13:42.

De Anza College Selected for APIASF/Walmart Foundation Scholars Program

The Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund has selected De Anza College as one of three community colleges nationwide for its new APIASF/Walmart Foundation Scholars Program. The Program will offer five scholarship awards of $2,500 each to first-time college students at De Anza as well as Scholar support services to foster their ongoing success in their academic careers.

APIASF is a great partner for De Anza College/IMPACT AAPI given its mission to bring greater resources and attention to AAPI students and to ensure access to higher education. APIASF focuses on serving AAPI students who:

  • Are from families at or below the federally-recognized level of poverty;

  • Are the first in their families to attend college;

  • Are representative of the diversity of the APIA community, especially those ethnicities that have been historically underrepresented due to a lack of opportunity;

  • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and academic achievement.

More information about the partnership as well as the scholarship program application form for De Anza students is available at:
http://www.apiasf.org/communitycolleges/index.html

Randy Claros, who has been a counselor with IMPACT AAPI, will be working on outreach for the scholarship program. The deadline for students to submit their application is August 20.

IMPACT AAPI attends an Oral History Workshop

Project Director Mae Lee and Special Projects Assistant Noemi Teppang participated in a week-long web-based digital video oral histories workshop where they interviewed veterans of the U.S. civil rights struggle.

Mae and Noemi hope to apply the information and skills they learned by creating a digital video oral history lab at De Anza.

Watch the interviews that they helped produce:

- Matt Herron
- James (Jimmy) Rogers

Or, learn more about the workshop, by the Urban School of San Francisco, here.

Summer 2010 IMPACT AAPI LinC class:

APALI Youth Leadership Academy

ICS 4 + ICS 22 (8UC/CSU transferable units)
July 6 - August 5, Tues - Thurs, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Instructors: Michael Chang & Christine Chai

An exciting, intensive 15-day program exploring community, identity, leadership, and civic involvement. This is the second year IMPACT AAPI is sponsoring the class.

Official Statement of Support from Chancellor

Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor Linda Thor released an official statement of support for IMPACT AAPI and the work we've been doing.

"I am a big supporter of IMPACT AAPI, a truly innovative and 
exciting initiative at De Anza College. What IMPACT AAPI does
and the success that its students have achieved are exemplary.
IMPACT AAPI takes student success seriously by challenging
the mythology of the Asian American model minority. At the
same time, it integrates culturally specific education in
everything it does. Congratulations to IMPACT AAPI for all its
outstanding work!"
--- De Anza College Chancellor Linda Thor 
Spring Quarter IMPACT AAPI EventsWednesday, June 30 - Friday July 2, 2010 5th Annual LinC Summer Institute
“Do You Believe in Magic?”
Michaels Restaurant at Shoreline, Mountain View

Celebratory Banquet and Poster Session

Wednesday, June 30th, 5:30pm
Explore the magic of community-based pedagogy! The Institute kicks off with a gala at Michaels Restaurant at Shoreline, complete with no-host bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a poster session by faculty of cohort-based programs such as IMPACT AAPI, LinC, Puente, First Year Experience, LEAD, Environmental Studies, APALI, Sankofa, ICCE and Math Performance Success. Enjoy a banquet, a special guest speaker, and end the night with dancing!


The Institute
Thursday, July 1st & Friday, July 2, 8am - 4pm

The next two days, also at Michaels, are designed for faculty teams who have taught or anticipate teaching together in a learning community. Faculty teams will get opportunities to develop, change, or refine curriculum and assignments for their learning community, work with experienced faculty, share their work, and get feedback from colleagues. Meals and snacks provided. LinC will pay for subs. PGA credit available.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 IMPACT AAPI LinC Class Showcase

Conference Room A + B, Campus Center
12 - 3pm

Come celebrate the talents and projects of students from the all the IMPACT AAPI-supported LinC courses (LART 211, EWRT1A/ICS 24, APALI)! The showcase will feature spoken word performances, student films, and demon stories, celebrates graduating/transferring students from the IMPACT AAPI LinC courses, and serves as a year-end celebration for students, staff, instructors and the De Anza community.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 IMPACT AAPI Spring Newsletter

IMPACT AAPI 
Spring 2010 NewsletterThe spring newsletter is out! Learn how our program is doing, and catch some cool end-of-the-year IMPACT AAPI-related events!

IMPACT AAPI Spring 2010 Newsletter PDF icon


 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 LGBTIQQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersexual Queer and Questioning) Training

Campus Center Conference Room A
11:30am - 2pm

Come learn more about what your LGBTIQQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersexual Queer and Questioning) students face on a daily basis, and leave with strategies you can use as a staff member and/or instructor to better support these students. We will address issues facing the queer community, and more specifically, the experience of queer youth, queer people of color, and educators working on these issues. We will provide a LGBTIQQ 101, which encompasses a breakdown of terminology and current policy. We will discuss various methods for how you can be a better ally as a productive member of the De Anza community. Lastly, there will of course be time for questions. Please join us!

API Equality (http://www.apiequality.org/) and Outlet (http://www.projectoutlet.org/)
Refreshments provided. Sponsored by IMPACT AAPI and APALI.

Thursday, June 3, 2010 Instructor Support Group Meeting

11:30am - 12:30pm, Meeting Room 2, Campus Center

Last meeting of the academic year! At this meeting, IMPACT instructors, counselors, and staff will continue their discussion on what issues they’re seeing with students, share resources and ideas on how to address student issues.

If interested, contact Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@deanza.edu to reserve your seat.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 Priority Consideration Application Deadline for APALI Summer Youth Leadership Academy

“APALI is more than a class, it's an experience!”

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, and benefit from a non-traditional, exciting, hands-on curriculum, including guest speakers from public officials to community leaders and experts, an all-day community tour, a city-hall presentation, and assisting with APALI’s annual benefit banquet.

The 15-day program runs July 6 – August 5, Tues - Thurs, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Visit www.svapali.org to learn more about APALI, or click here to apply.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010  Pacific Islanders in the Media - Staff Development Workshop

3-5 pm, Kirsch Center Room 115
In this workshop faculty will develop their media literacy and ability to make connections between Pacific Islander history, social issues (stereotypes) and cultural context and awareness through film. For staff and faculty who utilize multimedia projects as classroom assignments, this will foster students' ability create more thoughtful and conscientious images of Pacific Islanders in classroom projects.

Please rsvp with Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@fhda.edu by Monday, May 24th to receive pre-workshop reading. 2 hours of PGA/PAA credits available.

About the workshop leaders:

David "Vika" Palaita, Ph.D teaches in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies & Pacific Islander Studies at the City College of San Francisco.

Kapi’olani Lee is a MFA candidate in the Cinema department at San Francisco State University, as well as teaching artist and media literacy instructor for both the Ninth Street Film Center and Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center. Her work in live action and animation explores themes of spirituality, decolonization, and poetry.

Monday, May 24, 2010  EWRT 1A / ICS 24 Spoken Word Performances

12:30-2:30 pm, Room L46

Our spring IMPACT AAPI class will be presenting their spoken word performances. Don't miss these passionate and inspirational spoken word pieces performed by our students!

The classroom is kind of small, so if you'd like to attend, please email Jim Nguyen (nguyenjames@deanza.edu) so he can make sure you will have a seat.

Saturday, May 22, 2010 New Student & Parent Open House

Saturday, May 22, 9 am - 1 pm
Staff Lot A and the Student & Community Services Building

Help us welcome more than 4,000 future De Anza students and make them feel at home. The Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools will provide lunch and a free T-shirt for faculty, staff and student volunteers participating in the event.

If you're interested in volunteering with IMPACT AAPI, contact Student Success Coordinator Mark Fu: fumark@deanza.edu, or (408) 864-8813.

Thursday, May 20, 2010Jamaica Osorio Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
 

12:30 - 2:30pm, Conference Room A and B

At 19 years old, Jamaica Heolimelikalani Osorio has an impressive resume as a writer, performer and musician. She performed at the White House in an evening of “Poetry, Music and Spoken Word” hosted by the Obamas. She has won back-to-back International Slam Championships as a member of the Youth Speaks Hawai’i team, and is featured in HBO’s 2008 documentary series “Brave New Voices.” In 2009, Jamaica won her first Individual title when she won the Youth Speaks Hawai’i Grand Slam with two rounds of perfectly scored poetry. Osorio is currently studying Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Creative Writing at Stanford University.

Refreshments will be provided.  

Thursday, May 6, 2010 Staff Support Meeting

11am - 12pm, El Clemente, Campus Center

This group meets twice a quarter. At this meeting, IMPACT instructors, counselors, and staff will continue their discussion on what issues they’re seeing with students, ideas on how to address student issues, sharing resources, and going over assigned readings.

If interested, contact Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@deanza.edu to reserve your space and receive your pre-meeting reading assignment.

Monday, May 3, 2010 De Anza College Library's New AAPI Collection (plus the newly renamed "Reading Room")

We have started building an IMPACT AAPI collection of books and videos with the De Anza library. So far, we've ordered about 250 items, most of which have arrived and are currently being processed.

The AAPI Library collection focuses on items by, about, and for our targeted AAPI groups as well as AAPIs more generally. We will continue to build the collection and include more items by, about, and for other racialized minority groups in the U.S. and in diaspora.

The collection is now scattered throughout the De Anza College Library shelves, but you can view the entire collection online by going to the library catalog and searching for "AAPI." So far, there are about 170 items cataloged.

We are also still building out the smaller AAPI Reading Room collection (formerly called the Resource Library), currently housed in the IIS division. We have over 100 titles here, some of which are also in the Library, and others which are unique to the Reading Room.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010Staff & Student Workshop
Understanding Pacific Islanders in Higher Education:
Increasing Cultural Competence for Pacific Islander Success in College & Examples of Best Practices

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3-5 PM Campus Center, Conference Room B
Refreshments provided. PGA/PAA credits available

Workshop Description:

Using a highly interactive format, this introductory workshop aims to provide participants with an overview of the histories and cultures of Pacific Islanders followed by a dialogue on the struggles faced by Pacific Islanders in relationship to higher education.

Participants will develop a high level of understanding and cultural competence about Pacific Islanders and also techniques in working with Pacific Islander students. These best practices can be utilized by participants to better support and engage Pacific Islander students at De Anza in order to promote student success and retention.

Workshop Leaders:

David "Vika" Palaita, Ph.D teaches in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies & Pacific Islander Studies at the City College of San Francisco.

Rick Bonus, Ph.D teaches in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. His research and teaching interests focus on the conjunctions among ethnic studies, American studies, Pacific Islander Studies, and Southeast Asian studies.

Interested in attending? Email Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@deanza.edu so you can receive the pre-workshop readings and ensure your PGA/PAA certificate will be ready.

Monday, April 5, 2010 Spring 2010 IMPACT AAPI LinC class:

Remembering, Representing, Remixing:
Telling the World Who We Are - Asian Pacific American Voices in Context

EWRT-001A-1YD (5 units) + ICS/ELIT -024.-1YD (4 units)
12:30 - 2:15pm MTWR
Instructors: Marilyn Patton and Marshall Hattori

This class will center on the stories, poems, plays, and films created by immigrants from Vietnam, the Philippines and the islands of the Pacific, and then go beyond to create our own.

Now Accepting Applications:
APALI Summer Youth Leadership Academy 2010

The Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) announces the 2010 Summer Youth Leadership Academy kicking off on July 5th!

Many graduates have found that this 5-week, 8-unit combined course (ICS 4 and 22) at De Anza has helped them learn about Asian Pacific American issues and history, community and self-empowerment, and the development of their leadership skills and career interests.

The online application will be available in a couple weeks. In the meantime, learn more about the program by visiting: http://www.svapali.org/?go=summer

Find Your Elements: A First Year (Cultural) Experience
Find 
Your Elements flyer

Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC)
3:30pm - 6:30pm

An evening of cultural performances by the students of First Year Experience (FYE), to benefit the First Year Experience program and the Jean Miller First Year Experience Scholarship.

3:30 - 4:00pm
Reception/Silent Auction, VPAC courtyard

4:00 - 5:00pm
Film Festival, featuring short films by FYE students

5:00 - 5:15pm
Intermission

5:15 - 6:30pm
Live performances of spoken word, film, and dance 

Friday, March 5, 2010

IMPACT AAPI releases its Winter 2010 Newsletter:
Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2010
PDF icon

APASA Scholarships Application Deadline

APASA (Asian Pacific American Staff Association) is offering two $1000 scholarships:

"APASA Community Service Scholarship"

This merit-based scholarship is for students who demonstrate leadership and/or community service experience on or off-campus.

"APASA Scholarship"

This financial need-based scholarship is for students who express a desire or interest in community service but are unable to do so due to hardships.

Details on the Financial Aid Web site:
https://scholarships.fhda.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp.
All applicants must apply online. The application deadline is Thursday, February 4, 2010.

GI Bill Workshop + Educational Plans

Are you a veteran student? Come to this workshop to learn more about the Veterans Administration and what you are entitled to under the GI Bill. Learn about:

  • How the Veterans Administration works
  • Payability of courses / Approved programs of study

Afterward, an IMPACT AAPI counselor will help you create an Educational Plan that makes the most of the GI Bill resources.

Tuesday, January 19, 2-3pm
Thursday, January 21, 10-11am

Both workshops are in the Student & Community Services (SCS) Bldg. For more information, contact Mark Fu at fumark@deanza.edu

Monday, January 4, 2010 Winter 2010 IMPACT AAPI LinC class:
Honoring Our Stories: From the Bay Area to Southeast Asia and the Pacific

LART 211.02D (10 units) + LART 212.02D (1 unit)
10:00am-12:20pm MTWR, Lab Time: 8:30-9:20am TR
Instructors: Karen Chow and Kristin Skager

Do you identify as one or more of the following: Filipino, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian) and/or Pacific Islander (Fijian, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan) American? In this class, we will read, discuss, and write about how these identities and cultures shape you, the Bay Area and beyond.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Instructor Peer Support Meeting

12:30–1:30pm, Campus Center, Meeting Room 2

Join us for a facilitated discussion where we will share our experiences in our respective programs and discuss ways in which we can better serve the targeted AAPI populations. Bag lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Jim Nguyen at nguyenjames@deanza.edu.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

AAPI Open House LuncheonIMPACT AAPI Open House Luncheon Invite

11am–1pm, Fireside Room, Campus Center

This event is for AAPI students that have participated in our online survey (Noel-Levitz). Meet over 15 of our campus support service programs, student clubs, and community organizations to help foster your academic success at De Anza. Enjoy music, a slideshow, free food, and a chance to win an iPod!

View the original invite, or just RSVP here by Wednesday, November 11th.

For more information, contact our IMPACT AAPI counselors:
Randy Claros: clarosrandy@deanza.edu or (408) 864-5418
Jue Thao: thaojue@deanza.edu or (408) 864-8514

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Veterans Strong Interest Career Workshop

10am–1pm, ATC Computer Lab 102

Are you a veteran who wants to learn more about what career paths might be right for you? Come to this career workshop, where IMPACT AAPI counselors will guide you through the Strong Interest Inventory, a survey designed to match your interests with appropriate career options.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Open HouseVeterans Open House flyer

11am-3pm, Conference Room B, Hinson Campus Center

Wednesday, November 11 is Veterans Day. We’ve gathered resources and representatives from various student and veterans services groups, including Financial Aid, Tutorial Center, Writing & Resources Lab, Counseling Office, Health, Career Center, and VetsConnect, a community organization that provides free counseling sessions for veterans.

For more info, please contact Mark Fu: fumark@deanza.edu
October 27, 2009

IMPACT AAPI Fall Newsletter available for download:
Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2009 PDF icon

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Veteranos": A Panel, Film Screening, & Discussion on Filipino Veterans, Past & PresentVeteranos flyer

1:30-3:30pm, Conference Room A, Hinson Campus Center

Come learn about Filipino Americans' long tradition of service in the US Armed Forces and the challenges they continue to face.
The panel will include World War II Filipino "Veteranos" who are still fighting for full recognition of their service from the US
Government, as well as De Anza students and staff who are veterans or who currently serve in the military.

 

For more info, please contact Tom Izu: izutom@fhda.edu

Thursday, October 15, 2009

FREE MONEY!!!

Financial Aid Workshop

1:30-2:30pm, Student & Community Services conference room

College doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Our friendly IMPACT AAPI counselors will help you identify available financial resources, scholarships, and programs, and show you how to get them.

Monday, September 28, 2009 
Time Management Workshop

Student & Community Services conference room
2:30-3:30pm

Monday, September 21, 2009
New fall class:
(EWRT 1A + ICS/ELIT 24)
Remembering, Representing, Remixing:
Telling the World Who We Are -
Asian Pacific American Voices in Context
1:30 - 3:30pm, M–Th

Free $$$! First Year Experience (FYE) Financial Aid Workshops

Want help with Financial Aid applications and forms? Bring your 2008 tax information and the Financial Aid Office will help you fill out applications and answer your questions.

Thursday, September 10, 2009 &
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

5-8 pm in the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 102/103 [map]

Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here!

Sponsored by the IMPACT AAPI Grant & De Anza Financial Aid Office. For more info, contact fumark@deanza.edu or tomanengrowena@deanza.edu

September 9, 2009

Summer Bridge 2009 Graduation

This year's Summer Bridge program graduated 50 IMPACT AAPI students. The program, which combines Counseling 100 (Orientation to College) and Human Development 20 (Life Skills for Higher Education), included dedicated IMPACT AAPI counselors and peer mentors as part of our grant efforts.

September 2, 2009

Student Success Financial Aid Workshop

Admin Bldg, room 101 4:00 -5:30 pm

August 26, 2009

Student brochure graphicAre you a student looking for a cool class that also fulfills a transfer-level English requirement? An instructor or advisor who knows a new student who would enjoy or benefit from IMPACT AAPI's classes and student success programs?

This student-facing brochure outlines all our student programs and classes, with a handy timeline of activities for long-term planning.

IMPACT AAPI's Student Outreach brochure, available for download:
Student Outreach - August 2009 PDF icon

August 19, 200

Student Success Time Management Workshop (part of a series).
Student & Community Services bldg conference room, 2nd floor, 4-5pm

Student Success Workshop Series

IMPACT AAPI Student Success is putting on a series of hour-long workshops this summer and fall. Led by IMPACT AAPI counselors, these workshops help students get the most out of college.

  • Wed, Aug 19 - Time Management
    Student & Community Services Bldg conference room
    4-5pm
  • Wed, Sept 2 - Financial Aid
    Admin Bldg, room 101
    4:00-5:30pm
  • Mon, Sept 28 - Time Management
    Student & Community Services conference room
    2:30-3:30pm
  • Thurs, Oct 15 - Financial Aid
    Student & Community Services conference room
    1:30-2:30pm
  • Tues, Oct 20 - Time Management
    Student & Community Services conference room
    2:30-3:30pm
  • Wed, Oct 28 - Financial Aid
    Student & Community Services conference room
    2-3pm

IMPACT AAPI presents: Student Stories

Meet our students! We asked students from our grant-supported classes to share a little about where they're from, why they're here, and what they hope to accomplish. Student Stories

August 6, 2009

Our summer grant-supported class, APALI Youth Leadership Academy '09, is just wrapping up. Learn more about the intensive 15-day program, and see photos of the students, interns, and instructors, in class and out.

APALI Youth Leadership Academy 09

APALI Youth Leadership Academy '09 Facebook Page
(no login required to view)

August 1, 2009

Want to learn more about IMPACT AAPI? Check out this newly released Grant Overview brochure. Great for anyone who wants to learn more about the grant but doesn't know where to start.

IMPACT AAPI's Grant Overview brochure, available for download:
Grant Overview - July 2009 [updated March 2010 to reflect staffing changes] PDF icon
July - August 6, 2009

IMPACT AAPI-supported summer class:
APALI Summer Leadership Academy
15-day program meeting 9:30am - 4:30pm TWTh
July 7 - August 7

June 26, 2009

LART 211 (Honoring Our Stories: From the Bay Area to Southeast Asia and the Pacific), our first grant-supported class, has just finished.

LART 211 Spring 2009 Class Photo

Visit the LART 211 Facebook page to see photos, assignments, and read the moving spoken word poem that class mentor Jim Nguyen wrote and performed the last day of class.

LART 211 Facebook Page (no login required to view)

June 8, 2009

Staff Development Session
Reconstructing Images of Our Pacific Islander Communities
Monday, June 8, 2009
De Anza College Conference Room A, Hinson Campus Center, 11:30am-1:30pm

June 3, 2009

Quarterly PAC Meeting
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Don Bautista Room, 2-3pm

May 27, 2009

Informational Meeting for APALI Summer Leadership Academy
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Don Bautista, 11:30am-1:30pm

May 21, 2009

AANAPISI Colleges & Universities Webinar
Thursday, May 21, 2009

IMPACT AAPI participated in a webinar featuring five of the six pilot AANAPISI colleges and universities. It was hosted by South Seattle Community College, as one of their AANAPISI grant activities. Over 70 people, including De Anza's grant Program Officer in Washington D.C., attended the session. A recording of the webinar is available at:
https://sas.elluminate.com/mrlst?suid=M.9500DD555EC998588528F9BC7977B7

May 16, 2009

New Student + Parent Open House
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Student & Community Services Building, 10am-2pm

May 15, 2009

Staff Development Conference
'Engaging Students Where They Are: Cultivating Learning Environments Conducive to Success for All Students'
De Anza College Conference Rooms A + B, 8am-2pm

May 6, 2009

IMPACT AAPI released its Spring 2009 Newsletter, available for download:
Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2009 PDF icon

April 24, 2009

Staff Development Session
Pacific Islanders: 'Voices Across the Ocean'
Friday, April 24 2009 2-4pm, California History Center

April 22, 2009

New IMPACT AAPI website!
If you have suggestions, comments, or corrections, email the webmaster.

April 6, 2009

New grant-sponsored LinC class:
Honoring Our Stories: From the Bay Area to Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Call #2698 LART 211.-02D
1:30-3:40 p.m. MTWTh
and any section of LART 212
Instructors: Kristen Skager and Karen Chow, with community mentor Jim Nguyen

November 11, 2008

IMPACT AAPI released its first newsletter, available for download:
Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2008 PDF icon



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