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ERIC Number: EJ869096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-10
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
The Bridge to Somewhere
Lum, Lydia
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v26 n22 p17 Dec 2009
Since its inception in 2000, Pan-Asian American Community House's (PAACH's) education mission has bridged Asian-American studies to student life. PAACH initiatives have helped spread Asian-American diaspora to thousands of students at the University of Pennsylvania. They have also helped students determine for themselves what it means to be a bicultural person of Asian descent, how to navigate around the model-minority myth and how to break through the so-called bamboo ceiling. The two main PAACH programs are Promoting Enriching Experiences and Relationships (PEER) mentoring and the Asian Pacific American Leadership Initiative (APALI). They're open to all Penn students and no fees are charged, but students must apply and admission isn't guaranteed. Enrollment is capped to ensure personal attention. Both programs feature frequent group activities, mandatory-attendance requirements and a menu of provocative discussion topics such as gender stereotypes and affirmative action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania