Sacramento State program tackles college achievement gap among Asian students

Oct 20, 2015 by

Only 40 percent of Asian students at Sacramento State graduate within six years

Tucked away in a corner of the university library building, just beyond the bustling Java City coffee shop, the Full Circle Project office is a small haven for many of Sacramento State’s Asian American students.

They spill into the hallway outside the crowded front room on a recent Thursday morning. Charlie Thao and his friends sit in a circle on the floor, chatting in Hmong and interrupting each other’s studies with traditional ghost stories. Reading her biology textbook at a table inside, Christine Chen opens up a package of rice crackers to share with others.

Khalid Shah is burrowed in his laptop finishing computer science homework. When the second-year computer engineering major became overwhelmed last year by the number of units in his degree, mentors at the Full Circle Project supported him through doubts about his academic plans and connected him with clubs on campus that have kept him motivated whenever he gets stuck.

Source: Sacramento State program tackles college achievement gap among Asian students | The Sacramento Bee

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