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To increase the overall representation of
Asian Americans in the public sector.
ASPIRE Mission

To develop a talent pipeline for Asian Americans to enhance and support participation in civic and public service organizations.
What is the Ancestry of Asian Americans?
"As a first generation Asian American immigrant & former elected public official, I am honored to have established the ASPIRE legacy with my Endowed Scholarship for AAPI  students at Houston Community College and The ASPIRE Network to promote Asian American competence in the public sector."
~ Neeta Sane, Elected & Re-elected Houston Community College Trustee (2007-2019) 
Founder, The ASPIRE Network, a non-profit 501(c)(3)
ASPIRE to Promote Competence

  • 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


HCC Trustee Neeta Sane ASPIRE Endowed Scholarship

Providing Scholarships for
Houston Community College (HCC) Students 
who are US citizens and are of
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Ancestry

Neeta Sane

ASPIRE President

Former Elected HCC Trustee District VII

Dr. Parvin Bagherpour

ASPIRE Vice-President, Global Collaborations

Former HCC Associate Vice-Chancellor, International Student Services


Dr. Muddassir Siddiqi

ASPIRE Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives

President, HCC Central College

Vy Nguyen

ASPIRE Secretary

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

Sandra Chang

ASPIRE Board Member

PA-C, AccessHealth, Federally Qualified Health Center


Maria Emee Nisnisan

ASPIRE Board Member

Clinical Consultant/Procedure Nurse Royal Oaks Med Spa N Skin Care Clinic

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