Welcome to BMCC-Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative

The BMCC- Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative (ABI) is a partnership between Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY and Hunter College, CUNY that provides student programs and faculty development to support the diverse needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other high-need students at BMCC and Hunter, with a focus on those who are immigrant students, first-generation college students, English Language Learners, and students from low-income families. 


ABI is funded through a five-year collaborative grant (2020-2025) from the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) program.

Workshops and student success seminars for BMCC and Hunter students that explore topics including: Asian American identities, financial literacy, mental health, navigating college, and academic skills.

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Peer mentorship program targeting Asian American and/or first-generation college students who are incoming transfer students to Hunter College.

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A multi-year assessment to gather data on BMCC’s diverse Asian and Asian American student population using surveys, focus groups and informal discussion.

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BMCC and Hunter faculty development on incorporating students’ lived experiences in the classroom.

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October 2022

Apply by 11/21: BMCC-Hunter Faculty Seminar Series – DEADLINE EXTENDED

October 28 @ 8:00 am - November 28 @ 11:00 pm

Winter 2023 BMCC/Hunter Faculty Seminar Series on Identity, Purpose, & Belonging Stipend: $500 Applications deadline extended! Winter 2023 BMCC-Hunter ABI Faculty Seminar Series Theme:  Why am I Here, Again? Students and Instructors Finding Purpose, Identity, and Belonging in the Classroom  (Online) This January, we invite BMCC and Hunter colleagues from all disciplines to participate in an online seminar series focusing on students’ sense of purpose and belonging, and racial/cultural experiences in college.  This seminar will explore how we can better…

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BMCC’s Asian American Student Population

What does "Asian American" include?

The term “Asian American” includes a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and diasporic communities including: South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Central Asian, West Asian, and Indo-Caribbean people.

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Do you have set patterns around money and finances?

Join our workshop via Zoom to identify your money archetype, and how it can impact your financial behavior and emotions. Our speaker will provide strategies for developing a healthy mindset and behaviors to manage finances. 

Date: Wed, 12/7
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Online: Zoom link will be in confirmation message after you RSVP.

Don’t forget to tune in this Thursday and join our facilitated Q&A with an expert speaker to learn about credit cards and myths about interest rates, late feels, and building your credit.

Date: Thur, 10/6
Time: 2:00PM to 3:15PM. 

ABI would like to learn about the experiences and needs of BMCC students who identify as Asian and/or Asian American. All information will help us with our future programming. Click the link in our bio to take the survey or scan the QR Code!