ASPIRA Association

Organization, ASPIRA

ASPIRA was founded by Puerto Rican Antonia Pantoja in 1961 to counter a high dropout rate by Puerto Rican youth in New York City's high schools. Pantoja emphasized leadership development and community service, as well as a commitment to educational excellence. In 1968, ASPIRA America grew out of the original organization, now know as the ASPIRA Association, with offices in several states and Puerto Rico.

Loading...
Center for Puerto Rican Studies | Hunter College | 695 Park Ave | New York, NY 10065
c 2015 Center for Puerto Rican Studies | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer