Reyes, Luis O. (Luis Orlando) 1944-

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An activist and educator, Reyes has been at the forefront of the struggle for bilingual, multicultural education and for improving educational opportunities for Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York City. He was the Director of Research for ASPIRA of New York from 1986-1990 and was a member of the Board of Education of the City of New York from 1990-1998. Born December 18, 1944 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, he came to Brooklyn New York in 1946. In ASPIRA of New York, Inc. he served as Director of the Leadership Development Program and of the Mayors Scholarship Program. He also served as special assistant to the Executive Director from 1983 to 1986. In 1986 he was named Director of the Office of Research and Advocacy assuming leadership in bilingual education issues and mobilizing campaigns including one demanding Latino representation on the Board of Education of the City of New York. He served as Vice-President of the Puerto Rican/Latino Education Roundtable and as a member and President of the Latino Commission on Aids.

From the description of Papers, 1961-1998. (Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos). WorldCat record id: 52425612

An activist and educator, Reyes has been at the forefront of the struggle for bilingual, multicultural education and for improving educational opportunities for Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York City. He was the Director of Research for ASPIRA of New York from 1986-1990 and was a member of the Board of Education of the City of New York from 1990-1998. Born December 18, 1944 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, he came to Brooklyn New York in 1946. In ASPIRA of New York, Inc. he served as Director of the Leadership Development Program and of the Mayors Scholarship Program. He also served as special assistant to the Executive Director from 1983 to 1986.

In 1986 he was named Director of the Office of Research and Advocacy assuming leadership in bilingual education issues and mobilizing campaigns including one demanding Latino representation on the Board of Education of the City of New York. He served as Vice-President of the Puerto Rican/Latino Education Roundtable and as a member and President of the Latino Commission on AIDS.

From the description of Papers, 1961-1998. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155422910

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creatorOf Reyes, Luis O. (Luis Orlando) 1944-. Papers, 1961-1998. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos
creatorOf Reyes, Luis O. (Luis Orlando) 1944-. Papers, 1961-1998. New York State Historical Documents
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associatedWith ASPIRA of America. corporateBody
associatedWith ASPIRA of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Cortines, Ramon C., 1932- person
associatedWith Dinkins, David N., 1929- person
associatedWith Fernández, Joseph A. person
associatedWith Ferrer, Fernando, 1950- person
associatedWith Giuliani, Rudolph W., 1944- person
associatedWith Green, Richard. person
associatedWith Hispanic AIDS Forum. corporateBody
associatedWith Hispanic AIDS Forum. corporateBody
associatedWith Koch, Ed (Edward Irving), 1924- person
associatedWith Koch, Ed. (Edward Irving), 1924- person
associatedWith Latino Commission on Aids. corporateBody
associatedWith Latino Commission on AIDS. corporateBody
associatedWith New York City Public Schools. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Board of Education. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Latino Commission on Educational Reform. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Puerto Rican/Latino Education Roundtable. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Puerto Rican/Latino Education Roundtable. corporateBody
associatedWith Pantoja, Antonia, 1922-2002. person
associatedWith Serrano, José E., 1943- person
associatedWith Serrano, José E., 1943- person
associatedWith Velázquez, Nydia M., 1953- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)
New York (State)
Subject
Puerto Ricans--Social conditions
Education--History
Multicultural education
High school dropouts
Educational innovations
Special education
Dropouts
Hispanics--Social conditions
High school
Hispanic American students
Puerto Ricans
AIDS (Disease)
Public schools--History
Puerto Ricans in New York (City)
College dropouts
Puerto Ricans--Education
Education, Bilingual
Hispanic American dropouts
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Active 1961

Active 1998

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