Maria Vizcarrondo Papers

About this Collection

Maria Vizcarrondo is the first woman and Latina to become the President and CEO of the United Way of Essex and West Hudson. She became the Executive Director of ASPIRA, a community organization whose goal is to develop a younger generation of Latino leaders. As the Essex County Coordinator for the Latinos for Clinton/Gore Organization, she was responsible for registering new voters and targeting the Latino vote in support of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. The Maria Vizcarrondo Papers consist of information regarding Mrs. Vizcarrondo’s community and political activism. The remarkable achievements of Mrs. Vizcarrondo were acknowledged by various awards that recognized her continuous community advocacy. The collection includes academic reports, brochures, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, political flyers, personal awards and correspondence.

Portions of this collection have been digitized. For more information, please visit the collection's Archival Description. An interview of Maria Vizcarrondo is available in the Latino Oral History Collection.

"Female Dropouts: A New Perspective"
Memorandum from Janice Petrovich re Female Dropouts Report
"Five Cities High School Dropout Study: Characteristics of Hispanic High School Students"
"Five Cities High School Dropout Study: Characteristics of Hispanic High School Students," by Ricardo Fernandez, Kathyrn Henn-Reinke and Janice Petrovich
"Five Cities High School Dropout Study: Focus on Parents"
"Five Cities High School Dropout Study: Focus on Parents," by Janice Petrovich, Ed.D. and James L. Parsons, M.S.
"Latinos and the Dropout Crisis: The Community Solution"
"Latinos and the Dropout Crisis: The Community Solution," The ASPIRA Association, Inc.
"Northeast Hispanic Needs: A Guide for Action - Volume 1"
Report Prepared by Janice Petrovich, Ed.D.
"Northeast Hispanic Needs: A Guide for Action - Volume 2"
Report Prepared by Janice Petrovich, Ed.D.
"Status Report on Hispanic Initiatives"
"Status Report on Hispanic Initiatives," The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development
"Status Report on Hispanic Initiatives"
Advocacy Planning for the 21st Century: The Challenges and the Opportunities
"The Education of Hispanics in the United States Today: Illustrative Findings"
"The Education of Hispanics in the United States Today: Illustrative Findings," by Dr. Juan Rosario
16th Annual Luncheon Program
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey 16th Annual Luncheon Program
ASPIRA Mission Statement
ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey Mission Statement
ASPIRA Mission Statement
Board Description - ASPIRA
ASPIRA Mission Statement
The Story of ASPIRA
ASPIRA Programs for New Jersey
ASPIRA Programs for New Jersey
ASPIRA Youth Latin Festival "Jam in the Park" Poster
ASPIRA Youth Latin Festival "Jam in the Park" Poster
ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey Mercer County Open House
ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey Mercer County Open House Program, October 29, 1987
Agency Calendar
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey Agency Calendar, September 1986 - August 1987
Agendas and Minutes to Board of Directors Meetings
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, December 16, 1987