ASPIRA Aiding Puerto Rican Youths/ ASPIRA Ayudara a la Juventud Boricua N.Y.
Antonia Pantoja Papers, 1923-2002
A cover of the booklet entitled " Aiding Puerto Rican Youths/Aspira Ayudara a la Juventud Boricua N.Y," published by ASPIRA, n.d. Antonia Pantoja, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1922, is best known for founding ASPIRA 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.
New York, NY
Children, Education, Non-profit organizations
Individuals or Organizations MentionedASPIRA Association
Antonia Pantoja Papers, 1923-2002. ASPIRA Aiding Puerto Rican Youths/ ASPIRA Ayudara a la Juventud Boricua N.Y.: AnPa_b07_f01_212. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 18 Sep 2019.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
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