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Driven by the Biblical mandate to serve “the least of these” we strengthen Hispanic communities. For more than 30 years, Esperanza has been empowering those on a pathway out of poverty in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia by offering programs that cultivate self-belief, grit, and knowledge acquisition, allowing clients and students to develop agency, voice, and influence over their own lives.

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

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Housing Counseling

Since our founding in 1986, we have provided housing counseling services because stable housing is a key part of community transformation. In 2008, we became a certified national intermediary by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as one of only three Hispanic agencies nationwide to support housing counseling organizations from other cities through sub-grants, training, and technical assistance.

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Esperanza Statement on Capitol Building Events

Dear Esperanza family,   This past week, our government faced a violent attempt to interrupt the peaceful transfer of power that is so essential to our democracy. We know that this violence has no place in our nation. We denounce the racial rhetoric that has emboldened these actions.   Americans turned out in record numbers to participate in the…

Esperanza Arts Center Presents VOCES

VOCES presented by Esperanza Arts Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – January 6, 2021. Esperanza Arts Center presents livestreamed performances, screenings, and conversations from Teatro Esperanza spotlighting the arts and traditions of Brazil.   Full Series Subscriptions: $25.00 Single Tickets: $5.00 FREE for Students & Seniors REGISTRATION LINK: https://esperanza.salsalabs.org/vocesesperanzaartscenter   Ologundê  Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance…

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