Commissioner Roslyn Leon Guerrero and Commissioner Ekkarath Sisavatdy at ASPIRE

Last Saturday, the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Reaching their Potential through Education (ASPIRE) program hosted Pierce College’s first ASPIRE Summit, which was made possible through federal funding from the Department of Education’s Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant.

In the morning break out session, CAPAA’s Project Coordinator Sam Le and Commissioners Roslyn Leon Guerrero and Ekkarath Sisavatdy had the opportunity to present to parents, educators, and community organizers on the mission and work of the commission.

The ASPIRE Summit: Rising with the Tide invited 8th – 12th grade students to engage with workshops, speakers, and organizations on their path to higher education. With over 400 students in attendance, CAPAA was pleased to support efforts to improve access to higher education and address opportunity gaps that our students face, especially Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander students.

CAPAA’s morning workshop to parents, educators and community organizers.

Students gathered during lunch at Pierce College’s gymnasium.