Women's Activism NYC

Antonia Pantoja

1922 - 2002

By: Kayros Lippwe | Date Added:

In 1961, educator and civil rights leader Antonia Pantoja founded ASPIRA (Spanish for “aspire”), a non-profit organization for Latino youth and focused on promoting a positive self-image, commitment to community and education. Since its inception, over 50,000 Latino students have benefited from ASPIRA’s services. Pantoja was also involved in the reformation of the New York City school system during the mid-1960s.

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