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News / December 13, 2023

Update from our Pakistan Foundry

Busha Mahnoor spoke about the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, alumni enjoyed dinner in Islamabad, and a partnership with Teach for Pakistan came to fruition.

News / December 13, 2023

Israt Shehrin Ahmed’s “Peace” ALP ’23

Bangladeshi alumna showcases a prolific painting using both acrylic and watercolor paints, called "peace". Aiming to invoke feelings of tranquility and calmness, Israt used a variety of both warm and cool colors depicting this serene woman.

News / December 13, 2023

Mental Health Awareness in Pakistan with Muhammad Usman Shahid ALP ’23

Aspire Leaders Program Alum Muhammad Usman Shahid receives grant to bring an event regarding Mental Health Awareness to schools in Pakistan.

News / November 22, 2023

Rawalpindi Women University Partners With Aspire Institute to Empower Young Women in Pakistan

Rawalpindi Women University and Aspire Institute partner to empower young women to reach their full potential in Pakistan.

News / November 22, 2023

Godwin Obi ALP ‘22’s Global Leadership Journey from Nigeria to Princeton University

Aspire alumnus, Godwin Obi, shares his leadership journey from Nigeria to studying at Princeton University.

News / November 22, 2023

Supporting Aspire Institute This GivingTuesday

Aspire Institute has joined the global movement of generosity and empathy this Giving Tuesday.

News / October 26, 2023

Caroline Elkins’ Journey from First-Generation Student to Harvard Academic

Professor Elkins shares her journey from a low-income, first-generation college student to becoming a prominent academic figure and Pulitzer prize winner.

News / October 26, 2023

CEO of Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Inspires Aspiring Leaders to Create Global Impact

Moderna's CEO joined Aspire's Distinguished Speaker Series event where he encouraged future generations of young leaders to think big and change the world. 

News / October 26, 2023

Tanzeel Rashid ALP ‘22 from Bangladesh Believes Young People Should Drive Societal Change

Tanzeel Rashid — with his passion for social impact and his organization, Ogrograhi — empowers young people in Bangladesh to drive societal change.

News / September 29, 2023

Isabela Sanchez Taipe ALP’22 from Peru Carries Her Family’s Dreams as a First-Generation College Student

An ALP '22 alumna, Isabela Sanchez Taipe overcame barriers in Peru and now carries the dreams of her family as a first-generation college student. 

News / September 29, 2023

Aspire Mentor Rajkiran Kanagala Encourages Alumni to “Be B.A.T.M.A.N.”

Kanagala gave advice to alumni that he learned from his own journey and the stories of his favorite heroes. He encouraged them to "Be B.A.T.M.A.N."

News / September 29, 2023

Aspire Institute and FirstGenU Collaborate to Empower First-Gen College Students to Unlock Their Potential

America Needs You shares in Aspire's mission to enrich low-income, first-gen college students with the skills and confidence to achieve their full potential.

News / August 25, 2023

Aspire’s Global Partners Share Ideas and Inspiration to Support Young Leaders

Aspire Institute brought our global collaborators together to foster connections and brainstorm solutions to support first-generation students.

News / August 25, 2023

Faculty Spotlight: David Sanderson Listens to Local Voices to Make an Impact

David Sanderson emphasizes the importance of listening to local voices to make an impact in communities around the world.

News / August 25, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Barsha Tamang and Anisha Prajapati ALP ‘22 Establish Support Systems for First-Generation Youth in Nepal

Aspire alumni work to address the hardships faced by first-generation youth, young girls, and students striving to learn English in Nepal through their nonprofit organization, Lokopakar.

News / July 28, 2023

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.

News / July 28, 2023

Mentor Spotlight: Jonathan Kempner Inspires Alumni to Broaden Their Horizons

During his Career Week session, Jonathan Kempner encouraged Aspire alumni to live a life full of integrity, exploration, and hard work to broaden their horizons.

News / July 28, 2023

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.

News / June 30, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Alumni Spotlight: Alejandro Ortiz ALP ‘22 Forges Beyond Adversity 

The challenges that Alejandro Ortiz and his loved ones have endured in Bogotá, Colombia influenced his work in fighting gender violence towards women.

News / June 30, 2023

Aspire Global Partner: Universidad Mayor Drives Innovation Through International Exchange

Universidad Mayor, an Aspire global partner university based in Chile, aims to provide international experiences to open the minds of youth and help them reach their full potential.

News / June 30, 2023

Mentor Spotlight: Sangeeta Gupta Speaks On the Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

Sangeeta Gupta shared her story as a woman in STEM with Aspire alumni. She has dedicated her life to making the technology industry an inclusive place for everyone and felt inspired by the alumni as they all shared honestly about the importance of diversity.

News / May 25, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Ally Li ALP ‘22 Seizes Opportunities as a First-Generation College Student

Ally Li is a Business Administration and Management student at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. In a meeting with Aspire Institute's Team, she described how her background and experiences as the daughter of Chinese immigrants and a first-in-family college student have driven her to pursue valuable opportunities.

News / May 25, 2023

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.

News / May 25, 2023

Aspire Global Partner: Nepal Leadership Academy Builds Capacity Among Young Change Agents

The Nepal Leadership Academy, a non-profit based in Lalitpur, and Aspire Institute collaborate to provide leadership development opportunities for youth in Nepal and around the world.

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