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APIDA Cultural Center

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
15 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 31, at 09:00 PM CDT
Project Owners

Provide a rich experience for Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American students.

Who are we? 

The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Cultural Center operates within the Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS) and is one of the four Cultural & Resource Centers at DePaul University. The APIDA Cultural Center seeks to foster belonging for APIDA-identified students by providing resources and opportunities for identity, academic, professional, and holistic development. 

Why should you give to our Center? 

A majority of our programs and events are organized and implemented by APIDA student leaders, and by making a gift to our Center, we will be able to fund more student-led programs & events as well as purchase supplies, food, and furniture that will allow students who use our space to feel a sense of belonging on campus.

Lunar New Year Celebration in the APIDA Cultural Center

Where does your money go? 

We are looking to raise money to expand our programs at the APIDA Cultural Center. The program & events that would benefit from gifts to the Center are our Student Employee Engagement Program, Asian American Leaders Fellowship, and our APIDA Student Organizations Fund.

  • Student Employee Engagement Program (SEEP) 

The Student Employee Engagement Program was created to provide on-the-job training and learning for APIDA Cultural Center student staff. By participating in SEEP, student staff receive intentional programming that develops transferrable career skills and access to resources and networks beyond the immediate campus. Within the program, students cultivate critical thinking, interpersonal development, self-authorship, and other fundamental skills.  

  • Asian American Leadership Fellows (AALF) 

The Asian American Leadership Fellows began as an initiative to educate the campus about cases of Asian American violence and racism that escalated during the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with the Division of Mission & Ministry, students involved in AALF participate in programming that sharpens their knowledge about issues that affect the APIDA community, including interfaith dialogue. At the end of the program, students are invited to present a project that cultivates a safe and culturally responsive campus for the APIDA community. 

  • APIDA Student Organizations Fund

To create an inclusive campus environment, the APIDA Cultural Center looks to the support of APIDA student organizations to plan and implement events that uplift the personal and collective histories of the APIDA diaspora. The APIDA Student Organizations Fund provides funding to student organizations to advance their mission of educating the DePaul campus about the culture and history of the communities that they serve. 

We thank you in advance for your gifts, and we look forward to continue building community with you!

Maya Kaczor & Muzzy Zafar, APIDA student employees, hosting Mario Cart Game Tournament


Michael Cali, Class of 2024, performing at Festival of Lights co-hosted by the APIDA Cultural Center

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Game Night

A gift at this level will help us purchase board games for the APIDA Cultural Center.


Arts & Crafts

With a gift of this amount, we can purchase arts & crafts supplies for mindfulness and grounding activities.



A gift of this amount will help fund food orders for APIDA Cultural Center events and programs.


Professional Development

With a gift at this level, we can fund professional development opportunities, including conferences, for APIDA student staff and student organizations.


Fellowship Stipend

A gift of this amount will fund a stipend for an Asian American Leadership Fellow.

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