The ASPIRA Association story

In 1961, Dr. Antonia Pantoja along with a group of educators and Latino advocates created ASPIRA (named after the Spanish word for “Aspire”). Today, the ASPIRA Association is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to Hispanic education in the nation, with nine affiliate groups between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. ASPIRA of MA, Inc. is the first chapter of the ASPIRA association launched in Massachusetts – 2009.


SAT tutoring, MCAS remediation, college preparatory, mentoring and youth leadership development, summer internship programs.

ASPIRA Youth Clubs

Youth self-development based program – Students learn the ASPIRA Process of awareness, analysis and action. It provides leadership training, cultural enrichment activities and community action projects.


To raise awareness about, advocate for, and pursue effective strategies to improve academic achievement for Latino and other students in collaboration with Massachusetts communities.

Scholarship Funds

We work to provide needed funds for deserving students to pursue secondary education goals.