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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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.

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Join us on Thursday Feb 16th @12-2pm in the student cafeteria to learn about programs that serve AAPI students and mingle with other BMCC students over delicious snacks and refreshing drinks! 

RSVP HERE :  https://bit.ly/ABIopenhouse  or RSVP in our bio! 

If you are transferring to Hunter College don’t forget to apply by 1/09! 

 HCAP and ABI Transfer Pipeline Program provides peer mentorship and support to new transfer students during their first semester at Hunter College.

We are recruiting Mentees for the Spring 2023 cohort. If you are starting your FIRST semester at Hunter College in Spring 2023 and transferring from another school, you are eligible to apply.

Program Benefits:
- Assigned peer mentor (current Hunter student)
- Workshops to introduce you to resources at Hunter
- 3 monthly MTA cards to be used during the semester
- Connection to a supportive peer community and 1:1 support from HCAP staff

Apply by January 9th, 2023 at: http://bit.ly/tppmenteeapp

To learn more, visit: https://huntercap.org/hcap-programs/transfer-pipeline-program/

For questions, please contact HCAP Program Director, Caitlin Ho at: mailto:ch1322@hunter.cuny.edu
Stories of NYC: Asian American & Asian Diasporic Memoir Writing
Winter 2023 

Have you always wanted to write about your life but didn’t know where to begin? 

Join writer Bushra Rehman for a series of creative writing workshops in which we will explore our relationship to this vibrant, resilient metropolis we may call home. Together, we will generate new writing, practice techniques for revision, overcome writing blocks, and celebrate our creativity.

Each workshop will include a series of short readings and generative writing prompts as well as time to share our writing.

This free, non-credit, virtual (Zoom) workshop series is limited to 20 students. Open to all current Hunter College & BMCC undergraduate students.

For more info & to apply go to: http://bit.ly/winterwriting23
DEADLINE: 5PM, Wednesday, 12/28

Questions? Email Dr. Linh An La1092@hunter.cuny.edu
Join us for our Online Interviewing as an Asian American Winter Seminar! 

Online interviewing is an increasingly common practice for jobs, internships, and admissions to graduate programs. How can you prepare for these types of interviews?

Take this FREE online seminar! Open to all Hunter & BMCC undergraduate students.

For more info & to apply go to: http://bit.ly/wininterview23

DEADLINE: 5pm, Tues, Dec 27
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.