Dr. Patraporn receives DOE Grant to support AAPI Students

Congratulations to our own Dr. Varisa Patraporn and Dr. Barbara Kim (Asian and Asian American Studies) for receiving a five-year, $1.46 million Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education!

As covered in the recent issue of Research @ the Beach, “the grant enables CSULB to improve and expand its capacity to serve AAPI and lower-income students by providing (1) academic support through learning communities; (2) wellness and mental health support; (3) work-based learning experiences and skill development; and (4) faculty development. Faculty, staff, and students will partner to provide integrated student support services that center AAPI identities, narratives, and experiences and build on ongoing programs and initiatives.”

Read more about this amazing achievement here!