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Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH)

One of Penn’s six cultural resource centers, The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) is a hub of academic, personal, and professional growth for Penn community members interested in Asian American diaspora and culture.

The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) serves as a central resource for supporting East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander American students and student organizations at the University of Pennsylvania. Organizations housed under PAACH include the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, Asian Pacific American Heritage Week and ASPIRE, a program serving Philadelphia high school students.

Other initiatives at PAACH include:

  • Working with Penn’s Asian American Studies (ASAM) Program, to provide co-curricular events focusing on Asian American research, culture, history, politics and social issues.
  • Developing and implementing innovative programs for leadership development and community service in close collaboration with student and community groups.
  • Advocating for Penn’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students through partnerships and collaboration with Asian American and Pacific Islander alumni, staff, and faculty.