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Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May. 24, 2021
 
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Education Advisory Council (AEAC)

The AEAC was established, under court order, in 1985 by the DPS Board of Education. AEAC seeks to improve educational opportunities and to provide quality education for all students, particularly students of Asian/Pacific Island (AA/PI) heritage. Learn more on the AEAC website or Facebook page.

Native Hawaiian Student Inclusion in Native American Culture and Education

Native Hawaiian students are part of the indigenous community in the United States. The Native American Culture and Education (NACE) team is reaching out to find our Native Hawaiian students who may be interested in accessing programs and support — for example, NACE can help advocate for students, navigate the DPS system to help students access resources such as tutoring and food and clothes assistance. Students can also access more scholarship funding if they are part of the Native Hawaiian Registry program. If you are a Native Hawaiian student or family interested in the NACE program, please contact Rose McGuire at Rose_McGuire@dpsk12.org.

Celebrating AAPI Month: Reflecting on Denver’s History

Learn about Asian American and Pacific Islander history in Denver, including Denver’s Chinatown, the Denver Asian Chamber of Commerce and the history of Japanese internment during World War II. Learn more here.

Denver Library Celebrates AAPI Heritage

Denver Public Library is celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. As part of the library’s commitment to being inclusive and recognizing the communities we serve, we want to acknowledge and celebrate this month along with those who identify as Asian & Pacific Islander. Learn more.

Denver Asian American and Pacific Islander Commission

The Denver Asian American Pacific Islander Commission (DAAPIC) serves as a support liaison and facilitator between the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Denver, the Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships and the office of the Mayor of Denver. Find meetings and learn more here.