Since 1961, ASPIRA of New York has embarked on a mission to foster the social advancement of the Latino community. The organization has been dedicated to serving New York City youth and their families, providing opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them, and serving as an effective advocate, fighting to improve education in the Puerto Rican and Latino communities.
While almost 40% of Latino youth fail to graduate from high school, over 90% of “Aspirantes” complete high school and go on to college, with several each year receiving full scholarships to top-tier universities.
Since its founding, ASPIRA has served over a half million youth and their families by supporting them in the pursuit of educational excellence through leadership development activities and programs that emphasize commitment to the community. We truly hope everyone in the community joins us as we raise awareness and funds to help the program continue to flourish and make these achievements a reality.