AAPI Lead Program

Th​e AAPI Lead Program at Dallas College’s Richland Campus is designed to provide leadership training and opportunities to students for free. That’s right, there is no cost for tuition or books for classes that make up the leadership program.

The AAPI Student Leadership Development Program creates student leaders by:

  • Deeply engaging students in their own personal and professional growth through mentoring and internships
  • Providing learning experiences that foster excellent skills in sociability, communication, collaboration and creativity

The program includes three tiers.

  • Tier 1 of the program is a leadership course which goes through two parts:
    • Part I — The Culture Awareness and Identity class which helps students understand themselves and others. Students will learn culture interaction, identify communication styles, how to make relationship with others and more.
    • Part II —  The Communications and Leadership Skill class will go through basic soft skills, such as team work, problem solving, goal setting and interview experience, to prepare students for leadership roles in their future career.
  • Tier 2 of the program focuses on student needs by developing both competence and sociability. Unstructured mentoring opportunities or workshops are available for students who are in AANAPISI-sponsored navigation.

In both Tier 1 and Tier 2, participants will also gain personal inspiration by participating in guest speaker events from both the Honors Academy and AAPI Leadership Program speakers. The former will address topics of broad interest; the latter will focus on the AAPI experience in college and in life, to provide AAPI participants perspective on their own identities and cultures.

  • Tier 3 of the program, a connection to internships or job shadow experiences, will be established in cooperation with an advisory committee that includes both Dallas College personnel as well as members of AAPI organizations. Founding AAPI members include:
    • The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce
    • The U.S. India Chamber of Commerce
    • The Nepali Chamber of Commerce
    • The Marco Polo World Foundation
    • The Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Enroll with Megan Farmer at 972-238-6268 or Maho Kaping at 972-238-6958.