ASPIRA of Illinois
Youth Center

� Learn basic computer  skills
� How to write your resume
� How to surf
� Power Point presentation
� Microsoft Word
� Improve your keyboard skills.
Youth- Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri/  3:00  to 6:00p.m.
Adults- Tuesday/Thursday / 11:00 to 1:00pm
For more information, please contact Gricel Moran at 773-252-0970 Ext 417

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ASPIRA News and Events
For the Week of March 21 - 27, 2012 
City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals Removes Last Obstacle to Building ASPIRA Business and Finance High School!


Last Friday, March 16, the City of Chicago ZBA (Zoning Board of Appeals) voted unanimously to allow the special exception that ASPIRA of Illinois had requested in order to build its Business & Finance High School. The ZBA officially transmitted its approval this Monday to Rolando Acosta, ASPIRA's lawyer. Almost 50 ASPIRA supporters, including representatives of community organizations, state and local elected officials and community residents came out in support of ASPIRA's request. The decision means that ASPIRA will be able to break ground now that the last obstacle has been cleared by the ZBA's decision. The new school, to be located at Central Park and Milwaukee Avenues, will have a capacity of 600 students, city-wide eligibility and 4 years Math and English, Business and Finance courses.


Ms. Tamondong's 6th Graders Win Pizza Party from Pennies for Patients!

Homeroom 319 was presented with a certificate from Domino's Pizza and the Bronze pennant awarded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for their generous contribution towards the Pennies for Patients drive here at Haugan. This altruistic group of sixth graders donated over a hundred dollars to help against the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma. They will enjoy their well-deserved pizza party next Friday, March 23rd.

Bulls Pride Day Celebrated in
Style at Haugan!


Students, faculty, and staff were invited to show their support towards the Bulls Food Drive at Haugan by wearing their favorite Bulls attire and making a dollar donation. You could literally See Red throughout our school. We were able to raise $279 which will be used to purchase additional non-perishable food items to donate to the Bulls Organization in an effort to help families in need throughout Chicago.


ASPIRA Youth Center Host WIA Program Financial Planning Workshop

The ASPIRA Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program had their "Financial Planning" workshop. They were given advice on how to save and invest. This workshop was given by 2 representatives from Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. The students were attentive and eager to learn why it is essential to begin investing early. Our next WIA workshop is scheduled for March 9th entitled "Interview Etiquitte" 
AEC ASPIRA Club immersed
into the Indian culture


Have you always dreamed of traveling to immerse yourself in different cultures? AEC students did not have to go too far. They visited Navy Pier's annual Neighborhoods of the World Series. This festival brings eight different countries over two months to the heart of Chicago beginning with Amazing India and ending with Germania on the Pier.

AEC ASPIRA CLUB students learned so much about the Indian culture.  


ADMINISTRATION, TEACHERS AND ADVISORS SHARED time with students in the Indian Fest at Navy Pier.


The best part? Learning hands on! From taking in live music, an exhibit of costumes, and incredible sights, it was the ultimate immersion-learning experience! Could it really get better than that? Yes! AEC students had the opportunity to meet Mr. Menon, from the Consulate General of India in Chicago and other public officials. An impressive experience!


Mr. Menon from the Consulate General of India shared a moment with AEC personnel. 


Students in the AEC ASPIRA club are excited for all the opportunities and learning experiences that they have been exposed to during this year. And you should be, too. What are you waiting for? Look for Carlos Arias-Advisor and join AEC Aspira Club for the next school year.


Interview Etiquette WIA Workshop 


The ASPIRA Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program had a workshop 03/09/2012 entitled "Interview Etiquette" which emphasized on the importance of not only having a r�sum� but dressing and acting appropriate both during an interview and while at work. This workshop was conducted by Rev. Daniel Matos-Real. Students were engaged throughout this workshop and left feeling informed and educated.


Oak Park River Forest
ASPIRA recruit students


Oak Park River Forest ASPIRA club officers work diligently to recruit more students during their lunch periods by creating a banner for their lunch hall. Their goal is to recruit more students from the various Spanish classes. Oak Park River Forest has a total of 45 Spanish classes.Oak Park ASPIRA club meets Tuesdays at 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm in room 387.