ASPIRE (Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for Excellence) Program
The ASPIRE (Asian/Pacific Islander Resources for Excellence) Program at Evergreen Valley College is designed to increase the academic and personal success of Asian/Pacific Islander students, utilizing the commitment and skills of faculty, staff, and mentors. The program welcomes all students, regardless of their age, gender, or ethnic background, who may benefit from the nurturing services this program offers.
The ASPIRE Program offers courses in Communication Studies, English, Ethnic Studies, Math, and Political Science. Success in these courses will provide the foundation for student achievement of academic and career goals. These courses employ culture-specific course materials and learning strategies. The key support components of the ASPIRE program are tutoring, counseling and mentoring. ASPIRE tutoring helps students succeed in ASPIRE courses and in other college courses. ASPIRE tutors are trained and supervised by program faculty and staff to provide instructional assistance consistent with program principles and methodologies. ASPIRE counseling incorporates culture-specific strategies to provide academic, career and personal counseling for ASPIRE students. In addition, the counselor works with program faculty and staff to develop and implement strategies to maximize student success. ASPIRE campus and community mentors provide students with important advice and guidance. Mentors serve as a link between the academic world and the community/work world. Mentors also serve as role models of successful Asian/Pacific Islanders to inspire and lead the way for ASPIRE students.
For additional information, contact:
Vivian Yabumoto, ASPIRE Program Specialist
(408) 274-7900 extension 6227