Programs and Services
Asian and Pacific-Islander Student Alliance (APSA) provides a multitude of programs, events, and services every year through student-led and student-initiated efforts. We work collaboratively with several of our affiliates in order to meet and address the needs of the community. These programs are constantly being changed and improved every year.
Services that we provide in conjunction to being a Core Org of SPACES are:
APSA LEAP is a student-initiated and student-run position that seeks to provide educationally disadvantaged students in the San Diego community with the necessary resources to better pursue higher education by cultivating an awareness of one’s cultural, academic, political and social identity. LEAP will emphasize the importance of higher education for K-12 students, and make efforts to show that collegiate education is possible regardless of socioeconomic or cultural backgrounds. Often times, Asians and Pacific-Islanders (API) are clustered into one broad ethnic/racial category thus mistaken as overrepresented in institutions of higher education. Disaggregated data would reveal the low levels of educational attainment and achievement among many subgroups of the Asian and Pacific-Islanders students. The APSA LEAP Coordinator will be in charge of coordinating, maintaining, and establishing access events/programs that promote educational equity and equal access to higher education for the broader Asian and Pacific-Islander communities. APSA LEAP currently encompasses: APSA LEAP Committee meetings, the annual APSA High School Conference, and a partnership with Crawford High School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID).
APSA Community RISE Coordinator will be in charge of coordinating retention events/programs, and will serve primarily as an advisory and administrative role for the RISE Program. Their primary focus as an advisory and administrative figure is to be a resource for the establishment and maintenance of retention programs that promote educational equity and the academic, social, financial, cultural and political retention for Asian and Pacific Islander communities, and to maintain lines of communication with Asian and Pacific Islander organizations on campus. The RISE program and coordinator will work collaboratively and closely with APSA by helping to further develop retention programs and events in ways that would more effectively reach out to the greater Asian and Pacific Islander community at UCSD. The Retention Coordinator will be working with APSA throughout the school year, but is not limited in what organizations and community groups they would want to reach out to and organize with.