South Pacific Islander Organization
 
 
 

Supporting and Promoting Pacific Islander Voices, Cultures and Communities.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT | CULTURAL AWARENESS | COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

 
 
 
 
 
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Our Current Initiatives


#1. Educational Goal: Increase pacific presence in higher ed spaces.

 
 

The Problem. 

Below average number of Pacific college graduates.

Our Solution. 

Free e-mentorship program, scholarships, and a coalition of Pacific student groups in higher education.

College Graduation Rates in 2016: 22.3% of Pacific Islanders had a Bachelor's Degree vs. 33.2% of the national average.

#2. PROFESSIONAL: INCREASE PAcific representation across professional fields.

 
 

The Problem. 

Few Pacific Islanders represented across professional industries.

Our Solution. 

SPIO Pasifika Workforce program. 

There is no category for Pacific Islanders. They may fall under "Multi" or "Other."

#3. CULTURAL: INCREASE AUTHENTIC REPRESENTATION OF PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN THE MEDIA. 

 
 

The Problem.

Low representation of islanders in the media.

Our Solution.

Visual storytelling blog focused on islander culture, people and news.

Character Representation in Film.

 
 
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Join our international community.

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