George M. Cabrera is the President/CEO, of ASPIRA Florida, Inc. ASPIRA is one of the largest youth agencies in the United States that serves thousands of Hispanic and other minority youth through innovative and creative youth leadership programs and charter schools.
A landmark presence in Florida for over thirty years and nationally for more than fifty years, ASPIRA has helped transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of students, as well as their families and communities. Many successful and noteworthy individuals including politicians, teachers, scholars, doctors, lawyers, entertainers, engineers and other professionals are proud to call themselves ASPIRANTES-former students who have undergone the ASPIRA process and curriculum.
Mr. Cabrera possesses unique personal qualities and professional skills that have resulted in his very successful track record at ASPIRA. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), he was primarily responsible for ensuring fiscal responsibility and discipline, strategic planning, and revenue and asset growth to ensure the financial stability of the organization. His business acumen, vision and creative business models resulted in an impressive growth in ASPIRA’s revenue and a substantial increase in assets through the purchase of its charter school facilities.
His ability to successfully master the complex legal and financial transactions necessary to help ASPIRA grow earned him the respect of the Board, as well as the non-profit, financial and legal communities. This expertise allowed Mr. Cabrera to become part of a small and prestigious group within the non-profit sector that is extremely knowledgeable about the New Market Tax Credit Program, which fosters investment in low income communities.
Through this program, Mr. Cabrera was able to secure financing for the purchase of ASPIRA’s charter school buildings. As a result, Mr. Cabrera was invited to a Congressional Briefing to speak on the impact of the New Market Tax Credit Program on the non-profit sector.
Mr. Cabrera is also a very passionate and caring individual who is deeply committed to ASPIRA’s mission. The son of Cuban immigrants, he is intimately familiar with the plight of recently arrived immigrants, as well as with the struggles of those members of our community caught in the web of poverty. Over the years, he has engaged with local community leaders and has formed partnerships with other organizations to address the educational needs of our youth.
Mr. Cabrera holds other leadership positions in the community. He is a member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Board, the Florida Community Loan Fund Board of Directors and the City of Miami Education Advisory Board.
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