Aspira, Inc. (Pennsylvania) records

Aspira, founded in 1961 in New York City by a group of Latino professionals, is a national organization based in Washington, D.C., where it lobbies for education and youth programs aimed at the Latino population. The Pennsylvania branch of Aspira, located in Philadelphia, was founded in 1969. It p...

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Corporate Author: Aspira Association (Creator)
Collection:Aspira, Inc. (Pennsylvania) Records
Collection Number:MSS148
Format: Manuscript
Language:Spanish
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Physical Description: 27.6 Linear feet 27.6 linear feet, 69 boxes
Summary: Aspira, founded in 1961 in New York City by a group of Latino professionals, is a national organization based in Washington, D.C., where it lobbies for education and youth programs aimed at the Latino population. The Pennsylvania branch of Aspira, located in Philadelphia, was founded in 1969. It primarily serves the Puerto Rican community, but also other Latinos and some non-Latinos, promoting community service, education, and interest in Puerto Rican culture. Activities include sponsorship of cultural events, school programs, and scholarship and student loan programs. The collection contains administrative correspondence and related materials, financial records, and personnel and student files.