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AAPI Equity Initiative
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Room #170
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Contact Information
Dr. Atheneus Ocampo
AAPI Equity Initiative
Faculty Coordinator
(310) 660-3593 x3551

AAPI Equity Initiative

The Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equity Initiative supports El Camino College Asian American and Pacific Islander students in reaching their educational and career goals through mentorship, workshops, trainings, field trips, and learning community classes. This learning community will focus on the diversity and complexity of race and ethnicity in the U.S. We will deconstruct the concept of race, examine how our social institutions are shaped by race, and explore US race relations, with a special focus on the Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities.


AAPI Equity Initiative Benefits
Some of the benefits of joining the AAPI Equity Initiative are:

  • Learn about Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures
  • Two UC/CSU transferable courses
  • Integrated academic counseling
  • Access to PASS Mentors
  • Access to the KEAS Program tutors and computer lab

AAPI Equity Initiative Priority Consideration
The AAPI Equity Initiative gives priority consideration to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be eligible for English 1A
  • Must be willing to take scheduled classes
  • Students applying for Financial Aid (FAFSA OR DREAM ACT)
  • First generation college students

AAPI Equity Initiative Steps to Join
Follow these steps to apply for the AAPI Equity Initiative:

  1. Complete El Camino College application.
  2. Submit AAPI Interest Form.
  3. Complete the English and Math Placement exams.
  4. Attend an AAPI Equity Initiative Information Session


Last Published 8/31/17