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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.

If you’re a current Hunter College student, there are many ways to get involved in HCAP! These opportunities are open to all students. Click on the buttons below to see more about how to get involved:

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Have you always wanted to write about your life but didn’t know where to begin? Would you benefit from a creative writing class that would help improve your overall reading, speaking, writing, and listening skills in university courses?

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.

Seminar Format

4 online workshops (must attend all to participate); Wednesday and Thursday (1/11, 1/12, 1/18, 1/19) at 11am to 1pm.
Revision meetings with instructor will be scheduled on the week of 1/23. Sessions are OPTIONAL, but students are strongly encouraged to attend.
Celebratory Reading Event: Thursday, 2/9, from 7pm to 8:30pm
For more info & to apply go to:
DEADLINE: 5PM, Wednesday, 12/28

Questions? Email Dr. Linh An

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.

Seminar Format

5 online workshops (must attend all to participate); Tuesday & Friday (1/6, 1/10, 1/13, 1/17, & 1/20) at 11AM to 1PM
2 mock interviews (pre- and post-workshops)
For more info & to apply go to:
DEADLINE: 5pm, Tues, Dec 27

Questions? Email Dr. Linh An

Destress Before Finals Event (co-hosted by: HCAP & SEEK)
Tuesday, December 13th
3:30-5:30 PM
Room: Hunter West Building 8th Floor Faculty Dining Hall
RSVP at:
We’ll have games, team contests & prizes, arts & crafts, mindfulness activities, and space to hang out. Get resources to help you navigate finals - we’ll have an on-site Rockowitz Writing Center tutor who can provide support on starting your final paper. Learn more about HCAP and SEEK programs at Hunter. Free food & drinks will be provided. Open to all Hunter students.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Caitlin Ho:
* This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP) and SEEK

Learn about Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) cultural communities and research methods that center AAPIs! Link research with identity exploration, social justice, and policy! Lots of guest speakers, and a final research proposal that you can use for grad school.

Sign up today!

Do you have set patterns around money and finances?

Join our online workshop 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
*Zoom link will be in confirmation message after you RSVP.

Tristan Romero
Financial Counselor, Chhaya

Questions? Email Dr. Linh An (

* This event is sponsored by the:
Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP) (
BMCC-Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative (ABI)
Chhaya Community Development Corporation (

Are you curious about Asian American mental health? Do you question whether you're doing this whole "college thing" right? Would you like to connect with other students?

Join us for our second mental health event! We'll discuss purpose, emotions, family, and boundaries in college and beyond. Free food!


Date: Tues 11/15/22
Time: 4-6 pm
Where: HW 417

* This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP)

Physical, spiritual, and mental health are all crucial parts of our overall wellness. Western medicine and psychological treatment are the most common modalities for healing in the United States, but what about Eastern medicine, Indigenous healing practices, and other holistic practices? What are some alternative forms of healing and how can they strengthen our wellness practices?

Date: Tues 11/8/22
Time: 12-1pm
Where: Zoom (will be provided after RSVPing)

RSVP at:

* This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP)

Join us in learning how to enhance your resume and cover letters while broadening your knowledge on how to tackle interviews for your future career. A representative from CDS will also be presenting their tips & tricks on what works and doesn't.

RSVP at:

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Location: Hunter West 417

This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP), Career Development Services (CDS), and The Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK).

Curious about mental health stressors in the Asian American/Pacific Islander Community? Interested in a career in Mental Health? Join us to hear from 5 AAPI Mental Health Clinicians as they share their experiences in the field. All are welcome!

Date: Tues 10/25/22
Time: 1-2pm
Where: Zoom (will be provided after RSVPing)

RSVP at:

* This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP)

It’s a Hunter Halloween! Major’s Mingle & Costume Contest:
Join us for a spooktacular night of music, food & more! Meet peers within your major and get educated on all the ways Hunter’s learning and academic advising centers can help you succeed 🎃

Costume Contest:
Show us your scariest costume for a chance to win! Three winners will be selected in the Best Overall category, & one pair of winners will be selected in the Best Matched category 👻


Date Friday, October 21st

Time 4:30 — 6:30 PM

Location Hunter West 417

This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP)

The Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander- Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Scholarship Program is a collaboration between APIA Scholars, AANAPISIs and the communities they serve to provide scholarships, expand institutional capacity, and mobilize local resources to help foster economic development.

APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who live at or below the poverty level or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status; are the first in their families to attend college; are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity.

Strong applicants would also have an emphasis on community service, leadership, and academic achievement.

Applications are due by January 19, 2023. To learn more, go to:

With the increase in hate crimes and violence directed towards our East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander communities, many students are experiencing stress when commuting and being in public areas. On Tuesday October 11, join us for an in-person safety training from 4 - 6pm. Learn techniques and skills focused on situational awareness and verbal de-escalation. Stay for a mental health debrief space to discuss experiences and thoughts about training if you'd like (optional).

This event will be capped at 45 participants.

Location: HW 417

This event is open to all Hunter students. RSVP Required.

If you have any questions about this event, please email Mental Health Specialist Dr. Marcia Liu:
This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP).