Asian American and pacific islander Student Resources

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Academic and Career Resources


TRiO Student Support Services听at Parkland 好色tv promotes equal opportunity to succeed by providing high-quality and responsive support services for first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities.听

Support for Workforce Training (SWFT)

Parkland 好色tv's听Support for Workforce Training (SWFT)听program helps in-district residents move into high-demand careers with family-sustaining wages within a year or less. SWFT was founded with the support of the Illinois Workforce Equity Initiative grant. We strive to close the career gap by assisting underserved residents in advancing their academic and professional careers.

Career Services

Whether you are a student choosing a college major or are鈥痑 dislocated worker, career changer, or retiree, we have听career resources and services听designed to assist you.


  • Parkland Scholarships
    Parkland offers a wide variety of merit-based, need-based, and identity-based scholarships. Search the list of听听which accept applications each fall and spring.

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Engagement and Mental Health Resources

Student Organizations

Student Life maintains a list of听student organizations听that are currently active, as well as ones that have existed in the past but have become inactive. If you do not find one that meets your interests, contact Student Life for information on starting a new one.

Counseling Support Center

Our听Counseling Support Center听offers counseling services, workshops, peer mentoring, and more.

Parkland is part of听, an anonymous mental health peer support network, available to听you 24/7. The TalkCampus听platform combines intuitive听design,听clinical excellence, world-class technology and global support to听over 250 institutions and millions of students worldwide. Available in 26 languages.

Community Resources

Community Resources

The  is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization for Chinese Americans and their friends in Central Illinois. Its goal is to engage in cultural, educational and social activities, to help members play a more active role in the community and to promote the well being of Chinese and Chinese Americans of the area.

Opened in fall 2005, the provides the University of Illinois community with space to gather and share the diverse and rich cultures that are a part of the Asian American experience. The Center provides events and programs throughout the year, some of which are open to the public.

 is a unit of the 好色tv of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, made up of Japanese tea rooms and class space and surrounded by Japanese gardens. It has both University classes for academic credit, as well as community classes open to the general public. Although it is not a cultural center for Japanese students, it often becomes a home away from home to Asian students because of its traditional stylings and peaceful environment.

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National Resources

National Resources

is a national student-led organization that believes in the collective power of small actions. We unite against hate through civic engagement, we speak out, we advocate for diverse curricula in our schools, and we celebrate our creativity.

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has a mission to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. They host an annual Youth Leadership Summit for undergraduate college students.

A detailing general resources from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, including resources specific to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

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The aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide. They maintain an Asian American Therapist Directory.