The ASPIRA Association is very pleased that former New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez joins AARP as Executive Vice President for Multicultural Markets and Engagement. "We congratulate AARP for having the vision to create this new position that will focus on the growing and influential multicultural 50+ population," said Ronald Blackburn-Moreno, President and CEO of the ASPIRA Association.
"We are proud Secretary Cortés-Vázquez will be taking the helm in this new endeavor. She brings an abundance of experience to the position, and we wish her the best."
Secretary Cortés-Vázquez was the first Hispanic to hold the position of New York Secretary of State. She is currently a NALEO board memberConfirmed on March 6, 2007, Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez an ASPIRAnte from the Bronx, New York, served as New York States 65th Secretary of State. The Office of Secretary of State, established in 1778, is the third oldest office in New York State.
At a time when charter schools are garnering national attention, nine such schools, including three focusing on math and science, are seeking state approval to open in fall 2011. The nine, all proposed for New Castle County or northern Kent County, would join 18 charter schools established throughout Delaware and three planning to open this fall.
Charter schools are intended to give families more options in public education, and the proposals coming forward this year are catered to target populations.