This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Pan-Asian American Community House, also known as PAACH (see related story, page 12). The cultural resource center is a “home away from home” for its members.
PAACH will host a celebratory brunch on Saturday, Nov. 7.
In the October edition of By The Numbers, the Current delves into the facts and figures of PAACH.
|2000||Year PAACH was created. It’s a place where South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander cultures are celebrated alongside American identities.|
|1/4||Fraction of Penn undergraduate students who are Asian American and Pacific Islander.|
|1/3||Fraction of Penn graduate and professional students who are Asian American and Pacific Islander.|
|80+||Number of Asian American and Pacific Islander student organizations on campus. PAACH supports these organizations by partnering on activities, providing leadership development resources, and connecting them to campus resources.|
|9||Number of student-led initiatives that PAACH advises, including the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute, Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, and the Promoting Enriching Experiences and Relationships Mentoring Program, to name a few.|
|15||Number of members on the PAACH advisory board, which is made up of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.|
|50+||Number of fabric pieces donated by students to create a special 15-year anniversary quilt that will hang on a wall at PAACH.|