ASPIRA New Jersey

Partner Overview

ASPIRA’s mission  is to empower the community through advocacy, education & leadership development. In 1961, Dr. Antonia Pantoja and a group of educators and professionals created ASPIRA (Spanish word for “aspire”), to address the exceedingly high dropout rate and low educational attainment of Puerto Rican youth. They were convinced that the only way to free the Latino community from poverty and to promote its full development was by focusing on the education of young people, and developing their leadership potential, self-esteem, and pride in their cultural heritage. ASPIRA promotes leadership through education by offering guidance, career counseling, college placement, and assistance in obtaining financial aid for a college education.

Overview of Services

ASPIRA aims to serve Latino and other vulnerable youth in Newark, New Jersey We seek to empower our community through advocacy, and the education and leadership development of our youth.

  • Brother Mentoring
  • Sister Mentoring
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Other Programs : ERC Program|Senior Citizen Program| Boxing Program

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


Program Contact Info

Program Details

  • All Wards
  • Youth (14-19 yrs), Other
  • Middle School (6th to 8th), High School (9th to 12th)
  • Other
  • Year Round (Ongoing)
  • Weekdays (Mon thru Fri)
  • No