Asian American and Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Bridge Initiative

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Bridge Initiative is a partnership between Borough of Manhattan Community College and Hunter College that provides student programs and faculty development to support the diverse needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander students at BMCC and Hunter, with a focus on those who are immigrant students, first-generation college students, and English Language Learners.

Student Support

This initiative offers multiple workshops on topics such as financial literacy and wellness. Workshops support student success by offering skill building (managing credit cards, making a budget, journaling, etc.) and forums for discussion (finances, family relationships, identity, etc.). ABI also offers non-credit bearing writing and speaking seminars during winter and summer breaks.

Transfer Pipelines

The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Bridge Initiative provide peer mentorship and a supportive community for incoming transfer students to Hunter College. BMCC students who are transferring into Hunter are paired with trained peer mentors, attend small group meetings and are introduced to resources at Hunter College.

Learn more about the AANAPISI Bridge Initiative at Hunter College.

This program 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.