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Cosumnes River College is honored to have the designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). AANAPISI is one of eight federally designated Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) programs and was established by Congress in 2007 as part of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. It was expanded in 2008 under the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

In fall 2021, Cosumnes River College was awarded an AANAPISI grant ($1.5 million over five years) from the US Department of Education for the APIDA HAWKS (Holistic Achievement With Knowledge and Service) Center. APIDA HAWKS implements a strategically focused, campus-wide effort to improve retention and graduation rates of underserved Asian American Pacific Islander American Desi American (APIDA) and other high-need students.


The mission of the APIDA HAWKS Center is to support all students committed to their holistic development addressing their cultural, personal, academic, and leadership potential in a safe space that promotes respect, accountability, and integrity.


The APIDA HAWKS (Holistic Achievement With Knowledge and Service) Center offers holistic support for Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) students at Cosumnes River College. We aim to improve and expand services for all students and provide a sense of belonging at CRC, especially for those who self-identify as Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi American.

APIDA HAWKS Center Services

The center’s services are focused on increasing the academic success, retention, and graduation rates of APIDA and other students by developing, implementing, and linking student success with educational strategies to improve student academic outcomes.

APIDA HAWKS Center provides space and resources that offer:

  • Success Coach to support your career, academic, and personal goals
  • Personal and academic support during your first-year transition to CRC
  • Learn how to transfer to your university of choice
  • Four-year college campus information and visits
  • Skills-building workshops
  • Financial literacy
  • Tutorial Services especially for STEM majors
  • Access Chromebooks and printing at the APIDA HAWKS Center
  • Cultural events and workshops
  • Community building and connecting with CRC's community of APIDA students

For questions, please email us at or come see us at the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at L-106F.


Raul Pasamonte

Paolo Soriano

Meet with Paolo

Jessica Mow
APIDA HAWKS Success Coach

Meet with Jessica

Seika Sin
APIDA HAWKS Success Coach

Meet with Seika

Antonia Corpuz
Student Personnel Assistant

Summer Hours


Monday to Thursday:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Remote Services Only

8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Center for Inclusion and Belonging
Library, L-106F (see map)