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Asian Pacific Islander Desi American College Day

Students from the 2018-2019 API College Day

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5th annual APIDA College Day
Friday, March 3, 2023 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Free Event

Goal: To promote early awareness of college access and career preparation for K-12 Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students and their families.

To sponsor, partner, participate in the event or bringing a group? please contact us at:

API College Day Event Video

ACPA Recognition Flier

APIDA Morning Speakers

Past Events

API College Day Event Video (2020)

2019 API College Day Report

2020 API College Day Report

2022 API College Day Report

Schedule at a Glance

K-12 Strand will focus on College Access
Two-Year and Four-Year College Strand will focus on Career Preparation

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Time Topic
9 - 9:40 am Student Arrival and Resource Fair
9:45 - 9:50 am University Welcome
9:50 - 9:55 am Partnership Remarks
10 - 10:15 am Motivational Remarks
10:15 - 10:20 am Transition
10:20 - 11 am Workshop
10:20 - 11 am Workshop
11 - 11:40 am Workshop
11 - 11:40 am Workshop
11:40 - 11:45 am Transition
11:45 am - 12:25 pm Lunch and Resource Fair
12:25 - 12:30 pm Transition
12:30 - 1:10 pm Workshop
12:30 - 1:10 pm Workshop
1:15 - 1:55 pm Workshop
1:15 - 1:55 pm Workshop
2 pm Closing and Depart

Planning Committee

  • Chao Vang, Student Academic Success, and Educational Equity Programs
  • Jeannie Wong, Office of University Communications
  • Anne Cheng, Student Academic Success, and Educational Equity Programs
  • Kevin Nguyen, Student Academic Success, and Educational Equity Programs
  • Andrew Yang, Student Academic Success, and Educational Equity Programs
  • Austin Sihoe, Student Affairs
  • Ruth Williams, DEGREES Project
  • Pawan Wallace, Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Tommy Ngo, Admissions and Outreach
  • Seunghee Wie, Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Maiko Xiong, Professor of Counselor Education
  • Kevin Her, Student Member
  • Angelina Xiong, Student Member
  • Phoebe Lee, Student Member
  • Jason Choi, Student Member
  • Ethan Ho, Student Member
  • Jinky Dolar, Community Member

If you are interested in joining the planning committee, please contact


Campus Sponsors/Partners

  • Campus Sponsors/Partners
  • The California State University
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Division of Academic Affairs
  • Division of Inclusive Excellence
  • Division of Administration and Business Affairs
  • College of Education Educational Equity Program
  • Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs
  • Student Organizations and Leadership
  • Associated Students, Inc.

Community Sponsors/Partners

  • APIA Scholars
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Tops Pen & Promotional Products
  • Asian Resource Inc, Community Services
  • Council of Asian Pacific Islander Together for Advocacy and Leadership
  • OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, Sacramento
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
  • Blue House Korean Restaurant
  • East Bay Asian Youth Center
  • Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
  • TOFA (To’utupu’o e ‘Otu Felenite Association)
  • Hmong Youth and Parent Unite
  • Sacramento Valley Korean American Community
  • Chinese American Council of Sacramento
  • Indian Association of Sacramento
  • Asian Pacific State Employees Association
  • California API Legislative Caucus
  • Florin Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League

Workshop Presenters/Facilitators*

  • California Student Aid Commission
  • Center for College & Career Readiness, Sacramento State
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Academic Advising, Sacramento State
  • Admissions and Outreach, Sacramento State
  • Kaiser
  • Sacramento Mandarins
  • City of Suisun
  • UC Davis Medical Center
  • California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
*For identification purpose only