Lady Pista

Inspired by Lady Pista - Music

An interview with Shaun Jayachandran, the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking

Raj Rawal

Raj Rawal chats with Dr. Punita Rice - on Diversity and Representation in Hollywood in the Post-Apu Age

Raj Rawal (aka @asaprajy) is the social producer for Ovation TV, an art house cable network (and you may have seen him in the “First Time I Saw Me” campaign, talking about Master of None). Since Raj spoke at length about the power of seeing himself reflected in Aziz Ansari’s Master of None for the “First Time I Saw Me” …

Natasha of Gundi Studios

An interview with Shaun Jayachandran, the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking

Journalist Jashvina Shah

Jashvina Shah

Jashvina Shah is a journalist. After creating 600 stories (breaking news, game stories, features, multimedia content) and a successful subscription service to her stories on the Princeton Hockey Blog (“Eye on the Tigers”), she is now a an assistant editor for a company that produces fashion magazines where she supports production, reporting, writing features, and more. For ISAASE’s Be Inspired …

Downloads for Teachers

ISAASE's downloads for teachers

As part of our Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI), we are proud to offer downloads for teachers. At our page for teachers, you can find our collection of resources for teachers, including quick tips, book lists, a name pronunciation guide, and free downloadable fact sheets, lesson plans, and handouts. On the new page, you’ll find a consolidated listing of our featured …

Shaun Jayachandran

You want to be a trailblazer, but you also think I want to know that there are others like me. — Shaun Jayachandran

An interview with Shaun Jayachandran, the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking

Brown Books Project

About the #BrownBooksProject The #BrownBooksProject is an effort to increase diversity in book lists offered in schools, as part of a larger effort to maximize cultural proficiency and representation of diversity. A valuable first step in increasing cultural proficiency of teachers, and all members of society, is to expose them to diverse thought, experiences, ideas, and voices. ISAASE’s specific aim is …

For Families

Family Outreach Initiative

We’re here to help. In line with our efforts to improve students’ experiences, we engage in outreach efforts to improve students’ experiences, through offering advocacy and support to families, and mentorship to students. Advocacy & Support for Students and Families ISAASE can provide guidance and support to South Asian American students and/or families facing challenges with K-12 public schools. Navigating …

Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative

Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI) from ISAASE

Our Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI) is aimed at improving teacher cultural competence related to South Asian American students, as part of an effort to help teachers on their cultural proficiency journeys. About the Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI) A key focus of ISAASE is its ongoing Teacher Cultural Proficiency Initiative (TCPI). The National Education Organization defines cultural proficiency as having …

Name Pronunciation Guide

ISAASE - Name Pronunuciation Guide - Pronouncing Names Correctly is a big deal. South Asian Names

Pronouncing names correctly is a big deal. [It] always started with my name. The majority of my teachers made no effort to learn to pronounce it until they called roll for the first time. Inevitably they would publically butcher it. My first experience in virtually every classroom was some classmates snickering about my name. – Fazia Rizvi, actress You care …