The ASPIRA Association, a 501(C)(3) organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing Hispanic youth’s educational and leadership capacity. Since 1961, ASPIRA has been working at the grassroots level to provide programs that encourage Hispanic students to stay in school, prepare them to succeed in the educational arena, develop their leadership skills, and serve their community. ASPIRA is organized in eight states, including Puerto Rico. It has an extensive national presence through its partnerships with hundreds of regional, state, and local education CBOs. It currently serves over 85,000 students each year through its ASPIRA Clubs in schools, after-school education, and guidance programs. ASPIRA is a very diverse organization working with substantial numbers of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central Americans, Mexicans, Cubans, African Americans, non-Hispanic whites, and Haitians, among others. The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth to contribute with their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.