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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ABI Events Calendar

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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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ABI Open House

Join us on 9/20 from 2:00-3:30pm in the student cafeteria to learn about programs that serve AAPI students and mingle with other BMCC students over delicious snacks and refreshing drinks. All BMCC students, staff, and faculty are welcome!
RSVP: https://bit.ly/ABIOPENHOUSE or in our bio! 

When: Wednesday, 9/20 from 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Center of BMCC’s Student Cafeteria

 If you have any questions about the event email: nsaleh@bmcc.cuny.edu
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!