CIRCLE 2016 Application

Critical Issues in Race, Class, and Leadership Education, or CIRCLE, is a seven-week educational leadership program focused on developing future Asian Pacific Islander community leaders through encouraging dialogues between students, connecting them to local community based organizations, and exploring both historic and contemporary Asian Pacific Islander issues and experiences in America.

Students will participate in a two-hour session once a week, and each session will have an activity, speaker presentation, or film accompanied by student-led discussions. There are also site visits to various community based organizations near campus and a mandatory overnight retreat on November 19-20th, 2016.

**** THIS APPLICATION IS DUE SEPTEMBER 23RD AT 11:59 PM

Overview of Weekly Topics:
Week 1 - Identity
Week 2 - APA History
Week 3 - Class & Immigration
Week 4 - Gender
Week 5 - Sexuality
Week 6 - Race
Week 7 - Solidarity

Session Schedule:
Monday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm-6:00pm

CIRCLE will start on October 3rd, 2016 and end on November 20th, 2016.
A mandatory orientation will be held on Sunday, October 2nd 2016.
The mandatory retreat will be held on November 19-20th, 2016.

CIRCLE is a selective program.

Program Fee:
A $20 program fee is due by the end of the first session week. Program fee covers retreat costs. Cash and check are accepted. Please make the check payable to APASS.

Application Process:
1. Complete the online application by 11:59 PM on September 30, 2016.
2. An interview will be scheduled after the online application and resume are received and verified for completion. Please wait for a CIRCLE staff member to contact you shortly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email circle@usc.edu or call 213-740-4999.

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