About Us

The Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP) was created through a 5-year grant Title III, Part F grant (2016-2021) from the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Serving Institutions AANAPISI Program to support the enrollment, retention, graduation, and overall success of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other high-need students. HCAP received two additional Title III, Part A grants (2020-2025) to expand its programs at Hunter College and partner with Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) on collaborative efforts to support AAPI community college students. Funding for these grants will support the creation of new a transfer student pipeline program, workshops on financial literacy and navigating college, academic skills seminars and research training, and faculty and staff development seminars focused on student-centered and culturally-relevant pedagogies and approaches.

As a federally-designated AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution), Hunter College serves a substantial number of high-need AAPI students, including those who are first-generation college goers, English Language Learners, and/or from low-income immigrant families.

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