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Service-Learning Class Sends Students to D.C.

Class Provides Policy Engagement Around Asian American and Pacific Islander Issues

April 30, 2013

Students in Tu-Uyen N. Nguyen's "Community Health Research and Field Studies" class have returned from Washington, D.C., where, accompanied by Nguyen, associate professor of Asian American studies, the undergrads visited congressional offices, advocating about health issues of Asian American and Pacific Islander women and for immigration reform. Travel expenses for Nguyen, her two teaching assistants and all 16 students were underwritten by a grant from the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.

“This service-learning class is a high impact practice that got students involved in policy matters," said Nguyen, "especially as they affect Asian American, Pacific Islander and other underserved communities.”

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