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ASPIRA of Florida, Inc. is the recipient of the Governor's Family Literacy Grant Award


On June 18, 2002, Governor Jeb Bush announced the annual winners of the Governor’s Family Literacy Award at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee, Florida. This year, 15 public and private non-profit education and community-based organizations will receive family literacy grant awards totaling more than $700,000. Governor Bush said, "Today, more than ever, literacy is the key to opening up the doors of opportunity and achieving success in life."

ASPIRA of Florida will receive $50,000 for a family literacy program which targets Latino migrant and other families in rural South Dade. In the picture, are Governor Jeb Bush (center of last row), First Lady Columba Bush (1st row, 5th from the left), and representatives of the 15 Award recipients including Anita Rafky, Deputy Director of ASPIRA of Florida (1st row, 2nd from the left).

ASPIRA of Florida receives the Family Christian Association of America's 2002 Children's Champion Award

President and CEO of FCAA, Family Christian Association of America, Inc., Mr. Herman K. Williams and Raul A. Martinez, President and CEO of ASPIRA of Florida Inc., during FCAA Annual Meeting, February 1, 2002.

ASPIRA Ranked #2 on list for Hispanic Business Magazine's Top 25 National Hispanic NonProfits

Hispanic Business Magazine-May 2003 Aspira Association ranked #2 on the Top 25 Hispanic NonProfit. For nonprofit organizations, last year was marked by a lot of gray days. A study by the GuideStar research group found that almost half (48 percent) of responding nonprofits had a decrease in private donations through the first 10 months of 2002. By the end of the year, the Philanthropy Giving Index, produced by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, fell to its lowest level ever, down 7 percent from 2001. The 25 largest Hispanic-serving nonprofits had to swim against these same currents. "The economy is a big issue," says Martin Castro, president of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF), the top nonprofit on the list. "There are fewer government dollars to go around. Because of the economy and the markets, foundations are giving less because they're earning less."

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