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Aspira Inc., of New Jersey, would like to wish a heartfelt congratulations to Sara Peña, Director of The Center for Hispanic Policy,  Research and Development for her resolution from the Newark Municipal Council, and the Desfile y Festival Cultural Dominicano de Essex County's  “Empowerment and Leadership” Outstanding Dominican Award. 

Ms. Peña's accomplishments for the upliftment of Latino/a/x and Hispanic people across the city of Newark, and the state of New Jersey, have been well documented. Her unwavering commitment to providing a voice for youth, families, and the community has been unwavering. We thank her for all that she does and continues to do. You are truly appreciated.

Below are her words after receiving the aforementioned honors.

"I am humbled and honored to receive such a distinguished award during the Dominican flag raising ceremony. Special thanks to the Newark Municipal Council and Desfile y Festival Cultural Dominicano de Essex county President Glenis Mojica for presenting me with the “Empowerment and Leadership” Outstanding Dominican Award. Congratulations on such a beautiful event and celebrating the life of Johnny Ventura, a legend."

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