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College Dreams: For the past 56 years ASPIRA has been making the dream of attending college a reality for thousands of students! Help us make dreams come true! Make your pledge now! Text 91999 Message: CollegeDreams (one word) or click on link below. https://app.mobilecause.com/f/14mk/n

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2016 Circle of Achievers Dinner
We are delighted to invite you to participate in the ASPIRAS’s 2016 annual Corporate Latino Achievers gala event, “Building on 55 Years of investing in Latino Youth,” on Thursday, April 28, 2016, which will take place at ESpace -- located at 635 West 42nd Street, in New York, NY -- from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  This year marks ASPIRA’s 55th anniversary.  The occasion promises to be an inspiring night focused on recognizing corporate achievers, and I am hoping that among them will be one of your own.     ASPIRA, which means “to aspire,” was founded by Dr. Antonia Pantoja in New York City and has grown from a local organization to the nation’s largest Latino nonprofit dedicated to educating and developing the next generation of Latino leaders. At the Circle of Latino Achievers gala, we will celebrate ASPIRA of New York’s extraordinary success in providing more than 500,000 young people the tools they need to learn, grow and achieve.   One of our top honors, the Corporate Leadership Award, is going to Maria Winans, Vice President for IBM Small Business Category and Industry Cloud Solutions Marketing.  For the past 25 years, Maria has achieved several positions at IBM and now serves as a global executive who is an exemplary role model to young people everywhere.  She will be part of an exciting program which will also celebrate the successes of ASPIRA students pursuing a higher education, who will be awarded with college scholarships.  We are also honoring Angy Paola Rivera -- columnist for “Ask Angy,” an award winning undocumented immigrant advice column published in several print and digital outlets -- with the 2016 Aspirante Achievement Award.  Finally, we are also honoring Manny Vega, a revered painter, printmaker, muralist, illustrator, costume and set designer, as well as, a mosaic fabricator.  In the winter of 2015, Manny created a marvelous mural of Aspira founder, Dra. Antonia Pantoja, which the public can view at the Corsi Senior Center on East 116th Street, in the heart of Spanish Harlem, where Aspira began.    We hope you will join us in supporting ASPIRA of New York. Attached you will find a list of sponsorship opportunities for the Gala. We would truly appreciate you championing this grand event, which will help raise funds for scholarships and programming that will positively impact the lives of students and their families.   The future of all business – and our nation– rests on their success...and your support. Thank you.The future of business, particularly our nation’s ability to compete globally, rests on their success…and your support.  We need to do more and we look forward to making dreams come true for many young people. Gracias and we look forward to your gracious support! Warm regards,   Dr. Mark A. Gonzalez CEO/Executive Director ASPIRA of New York Rosevelie Márquez Morales Board Chair ASPIRA of New York  

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  It's Official the 1,OOO Aspirantes Website has launched!!! By joining 1,000 ASPIRANTES, you will be able reconnect with and join an incredible network of individuals who continue to be agents of social change in our communities.  As a member of 1,000 ASPIRANTES, you can: Reconnect with fellow ASPIRANTES – find your ASPIRA classmates instantly Share your ASPIRANTE story – tell us how ASPIRA made an impact in your life Support a student's academic dreams – no matter the amount, your donation can help a student reach his/her academic dreams Attend a "1,000 ASPIRANTES" event - find out when the next "1,000 ASPIRANTES" will take place Volunteer with ASPIRA using your amazing talents   what is needed for a cash advance JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TODAY!   Join Us Our Next Aspirante Alumni Event on July 6th, 2015.       #cvps{position:absolute;clip:rect(432px,auto, auto,432px);}

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2015 ASPIRA of New York Circle of Achiever Event Helping to “Make the Future” -- Platinum Sponsors Included Verizon, Con Edison and CUNY –   On April 9th, ASPIRA of New York celebrated its 54th year with a stellar gala event at eSPACE.  With Verizon’s Fran Shammo as Corporate Chair and leading the charge, the 2015 Circle of Achievement bash honored several esteemed and highly accomplished professionals. CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken received the 2015 Education Vanguard Award.  CUNY has partnered with ASPIRA on many initiatives, and a multitude of Aspirantes are CUNY graduates. John Vazquez, Senior Vice President for Global Real Estate at Verizon, received the Corporate Leadership Award on behalf of our greatest corporate supporter.  Lino Garcia, General Manager for ESPN Deportes -- and former Aspirante -- accepted the ASPIRA Achievement Award. Circle of Achiever awardees included: Jenny Brito, Section Manager at Con Edison, an incessant corporate supporter, which graciously provided a Platinum sponsorship in 2015; Oscar Torres, Director at Verizon Wireless; Carlos Hoyos, Senior Technical Staff member at IBM; and, Fernando Lopez, Managing Director of Loop Capital. Over 300 professionals in attendance were instrumental in raising $410K in funds that will be used to help Aspirantes reach their educational endeavors.  And, of course, the successful event would not have been replete without our ASPIRA ambassadors, many of which were recipients of scholarships totaling $15,000 for the evening. ASPIRA wishes to extend a special thank you to Verizon and Fran Shammo, whose ongoing and unwavering support for many years has enabled Aspirantes achieve their educational dreams and goals. ASPIRA also extends its gratitude to all supporters of the event and hope for your continued sponsorships in the years ahead, as we continue to cultivate our programs and touch the lives of many more young people striving to achieve their educational goals and aspirations…  

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We are delighted to invite you to participate in ASPIRA of New York’s 2015 annual Circle of Latino Achievers Gala Event, “Building on 50 Years of Investing in Latino Youth,” on Thursday, April 9TH from 6:00pm-10:00pm at eSpace, located at 635 West 42nd Street in New York, NY. This year, we are honoring James B. Milliken, the Chancellor for the City University of New York with the Education Vanguard Award, for his work as a national leader in innovation, economic competitiveness, global engagement, higher education reform and on-line learning. We are also honoring John Vazquez, the Senior Vice President of Global Real Estate of Verizon with the, Corporate Leadership Award, for his commitment and dedication to ASPIRA of New York, our students and families, and the many professional associations he is involved in which are focused on the betterment of our world. unsecured holiday loans   This year marks ASPIRA of New York’s 54TH Anniversary. The occasion promises to be an inspiring night focused on recognizing corporate achievers, as well as honorees who have made a difference in the Latino community.   ASPIRA, which means “to aspire,” was founded by Dr. Antonia Pantoja in New York City and has grown from a local organization to the nation’s largest Latino nonprofit dedicated to educating and developing the next generation of Latino leaders. At the Circle of Latino Achievers gala, we will celebrate ASPIRA of New York’s extraordinary success in providing more than 500,000 young people the tools they need to learn, grow and achieve.   With Latinos being the fastest growing population in the United States, this isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do! Support of ASPIRA of New York has netted excellent outcomes: more than 95% of Aspirantes graduate from high school and of those, 90% enter college.   We hope you will join us in supporting ASPIRA of New York. Attached you will find a list of sponsorship opportunities for the Gala.  We would truly appreciate you championing this grand event, which will help raise funds for scholarships and programming that will positively impact the lives of students and their families.   The future of all business – and our nation– rests on their success…and your support. Thank you. CLICK HERE TO RSVP   document.getElementById("cvps").style.visibility="hidden";document.getElementById("cvps").style.display="none";

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