Empowering low-income, first-generation college students worldwide to reach their full potential.

Our Global Impact

between 2017-2022

countries represented
young adults’ lives impacted
awarded for alumni-led community projects in 34 countries
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Aspire Leaders Program

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The Aspire Leaders Program welcomes low-income, first-generation college students and recent graduates around the world to participate in a free online immersive leadership journey including professional skills training, an exclusive course designed and delivered by Harvard faculty, and interactive seminars led by world-class educators.

After completion, Aspire Institute empowers alumni to continue their leadership development through seed funds, workshops, and a vibrant global network of peers and mentors.

Global Partners

Aspire Global Partner: Soul Bilíngue and Aspire Institute Join Forces to Boost the Development of Brazilian Youth

Through their partnership, Soul Bilíngue and Aspire Institute aim to offer a more comprehensive development pathway to underserved youth in Brazil.

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Alumni Stories

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Marvin Kanyike ALP ‘22 Tackles Community Health Problems in Uganda

A Community Action Award winner aims to make great strides in Ugandan healthcare. Through his community health plan for early hypertension detection and treatment, he hopes people seek care sooner and put less stress on the healthcare system.

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Faculty and Mentor Spotlights

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Sanyal Encourages Reflection Among Youth and Aspire Leaders Program Participants

Dr. Sanyal believes that youth are a key element to making cities better. He emphasizes the importance of motivating youth to help them achieve their goals and prepare them to lead change.

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