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We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) network promoting competence and socioeconomic empowerment of Asian-Americans through mentorship, training, and networking.


We provide scholarships and create awareness for the Asian Americans on public service and its role in citizenry.

ASPIRE Board of Directors & Officers

ASPIRE Founder & President

Former Elected HCC Trustee


ASPIRE Secretary

Attorney & Mediator, The Law Office of Vy Nguyen and Associates, PLLC

ASPIRE Vice President,

Global Collaborations

Former HCC Associate Vice-Chancellor, International Student Services

ASPIRE Board Member

PA-C, AccessHealth,

Federally Qualified Health Center

ASPIRE Vice President,

Strategic Initiatives

President, HCC Central College

Maria Emee Nisnisan

ASPIRE Board Member

Clinical Consultant/Procedure Nurse 

Royal Oaks Medical Home and Wellness Clinic

Our Goals

Create awareness for the Asian Americans on public service and its role in citizenry

Support Asian American talent through mentorship, training, and social networking

Identify Asian Americans' entry barriers to participation in public sector enterprises and establishments

Provide resources for Asian American socioeconomic empowerment

Continue to build coalition with other non-profit organizations to support Asian American Competence

Our Outreach

Honoring  the diversity of the Asian American community, our outreach to Asian Americans is wide-ranging.


We reach out to and include all Asian Americans with diverse heritages, backgrounds, cultures, and creeds.

We partner and collaborate with diverse entities to help support socioeconomic empowerment of Asian Americans.

Our Accomplishments

  • Institutionalization of ASPIRE (Asian Scholarship Program inspiring Results & Excellence) providing financial support for the Asian American students attending Houston Community College.

  • Partnerships with numerous organizations to support advancement of the Asian American community.

  • Roundtable discussion forums with Asian American leaders and small business owners to address their workforce needs.

  • Fundraising events and establishment of the ASPIRE Endowment Program to give financial awards to deserving Asian American individuals.

  • Financial assistance to Asian American students to study in Taiwan in partnership with Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston.

  • Recipient of a grant for the ASPIRE program from Asian American Youth Giving Circle.

  • Expanded efforts to develop a talent pipeline for Asian Americans to enhance and support participation in civic and public service organizations.

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