So, transform yourself first...Because you are young and have dreams and want to do something meaningful, that in itself, makes you our future and our hope. Keep expanding your horizon, decolonize your mind, and cross borders.
- Yuri Kochiyama
The Asian American Resource Center (AARC), established in 1991, helps Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students develop intellectually, socially, personally, academically and politically. Central to all programs, projects, and events is the value of developing leadership skills among APIDA students. Working in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS), the AARC creates opportunities to raise awareness of issues affecting APIDA community. The AARC works in collaboration with other ethnic groups, academic department and campus offices to sponsor a wide range of educational endeavors. By fostering awareness of APIDA issues at Pomona College, the AARC helps strengthen The Claremont Colleges and the greater community.
- Build a stronger sense of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) identity.
- Raise awareness of issues affecting APIDA community.
- Develop student leadership.
- Act as a resource for the campus community.