Experience Aspiration Center LV
INspired 2 ASpire
Aspiration Center LV at a Glance
Aspiration Center LV knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2018, two small organizations were created in Nevada. Dreamsickle Kids and JET Foundation realized rather quickly, that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Aspiration Center LV.
What We Do
Community Food Pantry/Closet (Mobile)
With JET Foundation's mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Our mobile resource bus and community food pantry is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. With the help of generous food donations and our partnership with Albertson's Nourishing Neighbors Program and Three Square we are able to do our part to combat food insecurity in the Las Vegas area. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause and to make an appointment for us to visit your community or to stop by for a pick up.Our community food pantry mission is to directly serve residents who suffer from hunger and food insecurity within Southern Nevada. Our pantry is available to the public Monday through Friday and some Saturdays, there is no cap on how many times a month one can access the pantry, it is based on need. We also have monthly food distribution events as Three-Square Distribution partners, at various locations including all our outreach events. Not only is there food available, but our pantry also includes clothing and other household items relevant to the needs of the community.
Sickle Cell Support and Treatment Referral Services
At Aspiration Center LV, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the health disparities experienced by those in Nevada with Sickle Cell Disease. Dreamsickle Kids Sickle Cell Support and Treatment Referral Services allows for direct support to the Sickle Cell community in the Valley. Connecting patients and families to healthcare specialist with specific knowledge on their disease and a willingness to treat them can facilitate progress in this area. We offer many types of support to assist the Sickle Cell and Rare Disease community. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Dreamsickle Kids and JET Foundation, Inc are proud to offer several scholarship programs to the community. The scholarship programs are aimed to assist individuals seeking advanced education to open up more opportunities for future career growth. Through the Dream Scholarship program, patients with Sickle Cell Disease or other Rare Disease have the opportunity to receive a scholarship between $500 and $1000 towards their advanced education, this scholarship is also available to Rare parents, caregivers and siblings. The Dream Scholarship is also available to medical and public health students seeking to gain knowledge in fields like hematology and those studying public health to address health disparities faced by minorities. The #JETLife Scholarship program provides scholarships from the only black owned nursing school in Las Vegas, each year, two scholarships are provided by Live Savers, LLC for JET Foundation community members interested in obtaining CNA certification along with CPR certification. These scholarships are valued at $2,000.
Healthy Smiles Dental Program
Provided by Sheronda Strider-Barraza, DMD
General Dentist, Implant and Aesthetic dentist
Dr. Strider-Barraza understands how a healthy smile can transform your life. It can be a deciding factor in getting a job, and a reflection of you. Oral health is also a reflection of your total health. There is a mouth to body connection, and an unhealthy oral cavity can further exacerbate health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and cancer.
She aims is to ensure everyone achieves optimal health, no matter a persons’ socio-economic status. I feel now more than ever there is a growing need to help people achieve a healthy oral cavity. To be one of the dentists in the Valley to join the #JETlife & #MakePeopleMatter Movement; and help people get on the road to a healthy smile is a rewarding experience for me. Her goal is to help all people in the Las Vegas Valley have a healthy and beautiful smile.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Teen Tech Lounge
The Aspiration Teen Technology Lounge includes state of the art computers by Apple and HP along with current software. The lounge also boasts Chrome Bar and gaming chair ensuring a safe place for adolescents to take advantage of reliable high speed internet to complete homework, apply for after school jobs, or hook up their PlayStation for uninterrupted play. The Teen Tech Lounge offers safe, better internet access to youth in a setting where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively.
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”