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Celebrating AANAPI Fresno State Students

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Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Empower AANAPI Students on their Journey to Criminal Justice Careers

“AANAPISI has impacted my college and personal experience by connecting me with amazing people and providing me with many opportunities that have expanded my knowledge and involvement with the community.” 

- Lyneth Alacar, AANAPI Crim- Law Enforcement Student

The overall goal of this initiative is to increase the success rate of Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPI) Criminology and Forensic Behavioral Science Students. Together we can bridge the opportunity gap for AANAPI students to thrive in the Central Valley. 

The Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Initiative builds safe and inclusive spaces, creates transformative learning experiences, and dismantles barriers for our AANAPI Criminology students at Fresno State.

We can't do it alone! Your contribution will directly impact the lives of AANAPI students, empowering them to achieve their academic and professional aspirations while fostering a more inclusive and equitable community.

Join us in supporting the AANAPISI Initiative Program at Fresno State and help us pave the way for a brighter future for AANAPI Criminology and Forensic Behavioral Science students!

How Will You Empower AANAPI Students Journey to Criminal Justice Careers?

  • Student Success
    • Peer Mentoring connects with a cohort of criminology-focused freshman and sophomore mentees.
    • Boba Hours in celebration of AANAPI culture and creating safe spaces.
    • Building community through outreach within the institution, community programs, and schools.
  • Work-Based Learning Experiences
    • Site Visits provide students with the opportunity to tour local Criminal Justice offices (e.g. local police departments, courthouses, victim service offices, etc).
    • Engage in professional panels with alumni and criminal justice professionals who identify as AANAPI. 
    • Explore diverse opportunities in the Criminal Justice field at the annual Criminology Career Fair
  • Micro-Certificate Program
    • Becoming an AAPI Ally and completing our certificate helps you to be a better advocate. People who complete our certificate are more likely to stand up to injustices than those who don't complete it.
    • Completing our leadership certificate introduces you to topics of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Crim 136T/ Introduction to Writing for Criminal Justice
    • Enhancing written and communication skills in Criminal Justice Careers

Student Testimonials: 

“AANAPISI has helped me connect with different students and communities, allowing me to expand my understanding of different cultures. They have also introduced me to other places or opportunities that interest me within my field of study.”

 -Dan Nguyen, AANAPI Forensic Behavioral Science Student

“The AANAPISI initiative has helped me make connections with people who are working towards similar goals as me. This program has given me the opportunity to discuss different ideas all geared towards helping students who identify with AANAPISI.”

-Harjot Singh, AANAPI Crim- Law Enforcement Student

“This Community Leadership Certificate is the perfect fit for my current career in Law Enforcement, and will help me better serve my communities.”

-Eder Andrade, Certificate Participant

Learn more about the AANAPISI Initiative

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Support an AANAPI Student

Your support to ANNAPISI will help us outfit a student in special graduation regalia.


Foster Community and Support

Foster connections and offer vital support services among our ANNAPISI students.


Empower Future Leaders

Build cultural competency within the AANAPI community by providing various leadership training.


Provide Real-World Learning

Facilitate invaluable firsthand experiences and insights into their future profession.


Cultivate Peer Mentorship

Support Peer Mentors who provide coaching and mentorship to fellow students, engage in outreach to local schools, and exhibit exemplary leadership within the program.

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