Springfield College School of Human Services and ASPIRA Association, Inc. Formalize Relationship
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19, 2011 -- Springfield College School of Human Services and ASPIRA Association Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding on August 25, 2011. Under the agreement, ASPIRA will encourage its staff to take advantage of educational opportunities available through the School of Human Services, and the School will encourage graduates of its programs to consider careers with ASPIRA.
The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere.
The School of Human Services is committed to providing broadly accessible higher education in human services for adult learners that embodies the principles of Humanics, community partnership, and academic excellence to achieve social and economic justice.
Both Springfield College School of Human Services and ASPIRA are committed to the ideals of community collaboration.
Announcing an alliance between the two institutions, Robert J. Willey, Jr., dean of the Springfield College School of Human Services, said, “We are excited about working closely with ASPIRA and are anxious to let our graduates know about its important work. We are struck by the similarities between our organizations and exploring ways in which we can offer educational opportunities to ASPIRA and its members. This is just the beginning of our work with ASPIRA."
“ASPIRA is pleased to form this educational alliance with Springfield College School of Human Services. This collaboration will include an array of areas, including internships for students in Washington, DC, and shared facilities, among others. It will benefit our students, employees and our institution,” said Ronald Blackburn Moreno, President, ASPIRA Association, Inc.