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.

Learn More

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

Learn More

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

Learn More

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

Learn More

ABI Events Calendar

Loading Events

Upcoming Events › ABI

  • No matching events listed under ABI. Please try viewing the full calendar for a complete list of events.
View More Events

BMCC’s Asian American Student Population

What does "Asian American" include?

The term “Asian American” includes people from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and communities including: South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Central Asian, West Asian, and Asian diasporas in the Caribbean.

Read More

Contact Us

Contact Us

Get involved with AANAPISI Bridge Initiative programs at BMCC!

Email Us

Sign up for the AANAPISI Bridge Initiative Newsletter

Sign up for the AANAPISI Bridge Initiative Newsletter

Stay up to date on ABI events & programs

Sign Up

Social Media

We are on Instagram
Join us for a screening of the feature documentary, In Search of Bengali Harlem, directed by Vivek Bald and Alaudin Ullah. After the screening there will be a panel discussion with the co-directors and Bangladeshi artists, organizers, and community members including Nahar Alam, Nadia Q. Ahmad, NYC Councilmember Shahana Hanif, DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving), and S. Nadia Hussain (moderator).

When: Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 6:30pm to 9:30pm (Screening Begins 7pm)

Where: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street, Manhattan

RSVP and check out upcoming events in our bio!
Lunch and Learn Book Talk with @alvin.eng8 on 4/20 in the Hudson Room for @bmcc_cuny Asian Heritage Month! Bring your lunch! Click the link in our bio to learn about our upcoming events! #alvineng #bmcc #ourlaundryourtown #booktalk #asianheritagemonth
Happy Cleaners - virtual discussion with the filmmakers
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 5pm to 6:30pm

Join for a virtual discussion with the filmmakers of Happy Cleaners, a heartfelt story that celebrates the survival of immigrants, the experiences of the Korean American community, and the value of family. We encourage you to watch Happy Cleaners before the event! The film will be available from April 14-19 through a private link.

To register and learn more visit: https://aaari.info/23-04-19happycleaners/ or click the link in our bio to learn about our upcoming events!
Join @hcap.hunter to learn about specific mental health issues in the South Asian community including academic pressure and stigma. Open to students of ALL Identities!
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
Error: Access Token is not valid or has expired. Feed will not update.