Mt. SAC’s Arise program seeks to help Asian American and Pacific Islander students attain their educational goals, boost their academic performance, and affirm their noteworthy contributions to the campus community as valued students and student leaders.
Arise offers special assistance to students who are underperforming academically. All participants can benefit from the program’s array of services, including English language development, tutoring, basic skills development, career and educational planning workshops, student leadership training, and cultural heritage awareness and celebrations. Our students participate in culturally oriented workshops, events and field trips.
Arise is funded by a $2-million, five-year federal grant program, called the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Service Institutions (AANAPISI). It was established to provide comprehensive support for Asian American (AA), Native American Pacific Islander (NAPI), and other student populations.
AANAPISI is a competitive federal grant program provided through the U.S. Department of Education. Mt. SAC is proud to be among the 21 institutions across the nation to be selected for the grant in 2011 and declared an AANAPISI institution.
Arise is under the auspices of the Student Services Division and is managed by Director Aida Cuenza-Uvas. The program office is located in Building 16B, near the Student Services Center.