The mission of the Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP) is to support the enrollment, retention, graduation and overall success of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other high-need students.

HCAP provides multilingual learner, mental health, and leadership programs that engage students in connecting to their identities and purpose, while building a deeper sense of community. HCAP also bridges students to the existing network of resources and services at Hunter College.

Our programs include:

  • Asian American Studies Courses: HCAP-enhanced courses in Hunter’s Asian American Studies Program that use an integrated curriculum approach to exploring identity and purpose, while also connecting students to on-campus and community resources. Classes include: ASIAN 210: Asians in the United States; ASIAN 230.02: Asian American Communities and Mental Health; and ASIAN 290: Asian American Studies Internship
  • Multilingual Learner Programs: free academic skills summer and winter seminars, language support workshops, targeted support for English Language Learner (ELL) and multilingual learner students, and collaboration with Hunter’s Rockowitz Writing Center to provide training and online tools for students, faculty and staff
  • Mental Health Programs and Resources: co-curricular events promoting AAPI mental health, printed and online resources, and collaboration with Hunter’s Counseling and Wellness Services to refer students to on-campus and off-campus culturally competent care
  • Community-based Internships and Leadership Training: semester or year-long placements in community-based organizations serving Asian/Asian Americans, and leadership training programs to support undergraduate students as peer leaders
  • Staff and Faculty Development: trainings, workshops and tools for Hunter faculty and staff on supporting a diverse AAPI student population, English Language Learners and promoting awareness of AAPI mental health issues