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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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The Transfer Pipeline Program is a new program by the Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP) and BMCC-Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative (ABI) to provide peer mentorship and a supportive community for incoming transfer students to Hunter.

This program is open to all, but focuses on incoming transfer students who identify as Asian American (including but not limited to: South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Central Asian, West Asian, Indo-Caribbean) and/or first-generation college students (your parent(s) did not attend college in this country).

We are currently recruiting for mentees (Transfer Students at Hunter College) for the Fall 2021 semester. Learn more and apply by August 4th at

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, learn about revision and publishing, practice techniques for overcoming 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.

Apply at by June 14th.
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HCAP is now recruiting its first cohort of Transfer Peer Mentors (TPMs). We hope to accept 8-10 mentor applicants for our first cohort. TPMs will receive hands-on leadership coaching, skills training, and mentorship to become peer leaders who can assist incoming transfer students in navigating their Hunter experience. Training topics include: leadership skills, public speaking, facilitation, sharing resources, community outreach, event planning and Asian American community issues.

Transfer Peer Mentors commit to participating in the program for the summer training and full academic year (Fall ‘21 – Spring ‘22).

Learn more and Apply by the Deadline, June 11th, at

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Tuesday, June 8th at 6pm
Join us virtually on Zoom to celebrate HCAP's graduating seniors and graduating Asian American Studies minors. Listen to students present their achievements, mingle with the community, and enter our raffle to get the chance to win a specially prepared prize from HCAP.

All Hunter students, staff and faculty are welcome to join.

Students are welcome to also invite their family and friends to celebrate their achievement ! Please also fill out an RSVP for each guest.

RSVP at - don't forget to enter for a chance to win a special prize in HCAP's raffle* (LINK IN BIO)

Questions? Email HCAP Program Director, Caitlin Ho: or HCAP Program Associate, Maryam Mian:

*Up to 3 winners. Raffle participants must be students.

Join us on May 28th at 6 PM to hear a panel of Queer Asians and Pacific Islanders discuss how their intersectional identities have affected their life experiences and mental health. Stay after the hour long panel for an optional small group discussion, facilitated by special guests from APICHA Community Health Center.
* This event is sponsored by Hunter College AANAPISI Project and APICHA Community Health Center.

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Drop by Thursday, May 27th at 5PM to mingle and spend some time with your community at one of HCAP's monthly virtual game nights. All are welcome!

To join, RSVP at to receive the Zoom link
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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (or APAHM for short)! Celebrate by honoring AAPI history and learning more about how you can support the AAPI community. Throughout this month, HCAP will be sharing resources and guides on how you can get involved and celebrate the history and the future of Asian American and Pacific Islanders! ...

“I understand now that time will heal the wounds from our pasts. Seeing the spirit of my peers had brought me to such an understanding.”
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Learn about the context of anti-Asian racism in the United States, help people identify incidents as they happen, and how to take action. 
Free, online training workshops facilitated by Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Center
RSVP to secure your spot!
Monday, April 19th @ 7:00-8:00pm - How to Respond to Harassment for People Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment
Thursday, April 22nd @ 5:30-6:30pm - Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment

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HCAP wishes you a Happy Ramadan this year. May peace, protection and love be upon you during these times. ♡ ...

Please join us for our 3rd financial literacy workshop, "Negotiating Your Job Offer as a First-Generation College Student” on Thursday, 4/15, from 6pm – 7pm. Our speaker, Keith Okrosy, from Hunter College Career Development Services, will share strategies to:
Evaluate various parts of the job offer, including salary and benefits
Identify salary and benefits that are important to your career plans
Negotiate with employers about your salary offer

RSVP at for the Zoom link!
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