ASPIRANTES participate in a conversation with Honorable Sonia Sotomayor at City College on November 18th, 2013
On Monday, November 18, 2013, several ASPIRANTES joined over 1,600 people at the City the College of New York for a conversation with the Honorable Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her recently published memoir “My Beloved World”. Justice Sotomayor was born in the Bronx on June 25, 1954. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University in 1976, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a JD from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Nominated by President Barack Obama to be an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, she assumed this role on August 8, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to our nation’s highest judicial body.
Puerto Rican Artist Elizabeth Erazo Baez Donates Artwork to be Showcased at Harlem Fine Arts Show for ASPIRA of New York Fundraiser
New York- Since 1961, ASPIRA of New York, Inc.has been committed to the development of Puerto Rican/Latino youth through educational and leadership development programs that emphasize commitment to the community and pride in the Puerto Rican/Latino culture.
Inspired by ASPIRA of New York’s legacy of serving New York City youth and their families with growth opportunities academically, socially and culturally, Puerto Rican Artist, Elizabeth Erazo Baez created "Latino Pride", a unique piece of art that depicts the diversity of ASPIRA’s students. Raffle tickets for an opportunity to own “Latino Pride” will be sold during the Harlem Fine Arts Show, to be held January 31, 2014 through February 2, 2014, at Riverside Church in Harlem. The Harlem Fine Arts Show is a four-day exposition reflecting the depth of creativity and breadth of work from more than 80 renowned and emerging artists of the African, African-American and Caribbean diaspora.
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Featured artist, Elizabeth Erazo Baez is a Brooklyn native, born to Puerto Rican parents, who now resides in Miami, Florida. She is inspired by love of family life, America, exploration of Latino culture, and pride in her Puerto Rican culture-- being "Boricua". We are excited about this opportunity to collaborate with the Harlem Fine Arts Show to showcase the talents of diverse artists and absolutely honored that Ms. Baez chose to donate proceeds from her inspirational artwork to ASPIRA of New York, Inc.
To purchase raffle tickets for an opportunity to own this beautiful depiction of Latino pride please click here! The winner of the raffle will be announced on February 2, 2014 at the Harlem Fine Arts Show. We encourage you all to attend the Harlem Fine Arts Show and support the talents of these emerging artists while at the same time making an investment in Latino youth.
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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.
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.