Welcome to the Asian American Dream or AAD for short! Founded in May 2021, we aim to empower underserved Pan Asian American (includes East, South and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) undergraduates to realize and achieve their unique vision of the Asian American dream, one that accounts for their lived experiences, career aspirations, and Pan Asian American heritage. Due to the model minority myth, there is a widespread misconception that all Pan Asian Americans are inherently well-connected, smart, and hard-working. This can be very problematic, especially as it pertains to the next generation of Pan Asian American professionals. Through AAD programing, we seek to dismantle the model minority stereotype and provide holistic training for underserved (first-generation college attendee, low-income, FAFSA-eligible, non-target school) Pan Asian American undergraduates so that they may be well-equipped to excel in the workforce. Upon receiving mentorship networks and professional development training, we help our mentees and students identify and land internship, employment, and volunteer opportunities.
The mission of AAD is to provide mentorship networks, professional development training, and career advancement opportunities for underserved Pan Asian American undergraduates, with the goal of helping them achieve their unique vision of the Asian American dream.
At AAD, we envision a world where all underserved Pan Asian American undergraduates are aware of and have access to mentorship networks, professional development training, and career advancement opportunities to achieve their unique vision of the Asian American dream.
CUNY Graduate School Of Public Health & Health Policy
New York, New York
Hostos Community College
Bronx, New York
ASIAN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership