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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 Academy Music Teacher Recognized on Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” List

February 8, 2024 Esperanza Academy Music Teacher Recognized on Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” List Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Mr. Miguel Hidalgo, Music Teacher and Music Director at Esperanza Academy Charter School, has been recognized by Yamaha Corporation in their prestigious “40 Under 40” list. Yamaha describes its “40 Under 40” list as a way to “recognize…

A new art gallery in Hunting Park welcomes the next generation of Latino artists

Galería Esperanza, a space for both celebrated artists and newcomers to display their work, opened its doors earlier this month. When artist and muralist Danny Torres first came to Philadelphia from Puerto Rico in 1988, he struggled to find stability in the city’s arts scene. “I went through hell to put my name in the…

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