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PRISE Learning Community

Pacific Islander / Asian American Resilience Integrity & Self Determination through Education

The Mission of PRISE:

The PRISE Learning Community offers holistic support for Asian American and Pacific Islander students at American River College. We want to serve all students, especially those who self-identify as Asian American and Pacific Islander. PRISE strives to promote kinship for students on campus through dedicated courses, academic counseling, peer mentoring, cultural/social activities, and book assistance.

Virtual Community Gatherings

Virtual community gatherings will resume in fall 2022 semester. Watch for email announcements or follow us on Instagram@arc.prise.

PRISE (Pacific Islander/Southeast-Asian American Resilience Integrity and Self-Determination through Education)

PRISE courses have a limited number of spots available each semester. To learn more about PRISE and/or receive a permission number to add any of the courses offered, please email us at


PRISE General Email:

PRISE General Phone:
(916) 484-8121

Caroline Prieto


Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm



Want to Join PRISE?

For more information, please email us at: