ASPIRA of New York hosted its 2013 Circle of Achievers Dinner at Espace on Thursday, April 4th, 2012, with leadership from gala corporate chair, Fran Shammo, Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications (read Mr. Shammo’s message from the Corporate Chair, here), and hosted by Tom Llamas, Anchor/ Reporter WNBC, New York. More than three hundred of New York City’s Corporate Partners, Community Leaders, Public Officials and ASPIRANTES were present to “Make the Future” in support of ASPIRA’s programs and services.
ASPIRA honored Luis Guzman, Actor, Activist and ASPIRAnte - with the “Cultural Arts Award”.
A New York ASPIRAnte, the veteran character actor describes himself as "a problem child"–a macho Lower East Side street kid who had attitude and was proud of it. One day, while wandering the halls of his school, he peeked into a classroom and saw his gym teacher auditioning students for a production of Bye-Bye Birdie.
"I walked in on the auditions and said, ‘Dude, you can’t even run a gym class–how you gonna direct a play?’ He threw the script at me and said, ‘Well, then, let’s see what you can do.’"
Guzman’s punishment was to play Mr. McAfee in the musical–which, in retrospect, was no punishment at all.
NEW YORK, NY [CapitalWirePR] November 15, 2012–The College Board and ASPIRA are pleased to announce a new national collaboration between their organizations with the mission to help improve college completion rates for Latino youth. Starting in November, the College Board will arm ASPIRA, the nation’s leading Latino youth service organization, with more expertise to help guide over 45,000 students through the college planning process by helping them prepare, apply and pay for college, as well as practice for the SAT®.
ASPIRA of New York Inc. is a partner of New Futuro , and would like to invite you to the 2012 Brighter Futures College Prep Fair for Latino Students and Families, on October 20th, at Lehman College. New Futuro hosted this event in Los Angeles and over 20,000 children and families attended. We are hoping to surpass that number in NYC.
ASPIRA of New York, Inc. Circle of Achievers Dinner Honors Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez of Coca-Cola and Dr. Felix Matos Rodriguez, President of Hostos Community College
ASPIRA of New York hosted its 2012 Circle of Achievers Dinner at Espace on Wednesday June 13th, 2012, with leadership from gala corporate chair, Fran Shammo, Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications, and hosted by Tom Llamas, Anchor/ Reporter WNBC, New York. More than three hundred of New York City’s Corporate Partners, Community Leaders,