The Esperanza Community Anti-Poverty Project is an initiative to depoliticize and re-frame the conversation around economic and family stability within its circles of inﬂuence among Latino faith congregations and the neighborhoods they reside in and to lay a groundwork for informed people of faith to actively engage with other local residents and leaders in conversations about economic policies that impact the well-being of our Latino communities, Black and Brown low-wage workers and their families.
“I was hungry, but you did not give me anything to eat, and I was thirsty, but you did not give me anything to drink. I was a stranger, but you did not welcome me, and I was naked, but you did not give me any clothes to wear. I was sick and in jail, but you did not take care of me.” – Jesus [Matthew 25:42-43]
“Living in an Opportunity Community, where we can thrive within our own contexts as we work for what’s ahead!” – Loso
“But we also can work to feed thousands through our advocacy and our work in government” – Reverend Luis Cortés
“And we have to be the Hands to take that food, whether we buy it ourselves or we get it from government, and make sure that hungry people are fed” – Reverend Luis Cortés
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- Esperanza Academy Music Teacher Recognized on Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” List February 9, 2024
- A new art gallery in Hunting Park welcomes the next generation of Latino artists January 2, 2024
- “Greedflation” costing Pa. families thousands each year, Sen. Bob Casey says December 19, 2023
- Esperanza Celebrates the Grand Opening of Galería Esperanza, Showcasing Latin Arts and Culture December 12, 2023
- Too many Philadelphians continue to risk losing access to clean running water if they fall behind with paying their water bill. Our neighbors are relying on shut-off protections which need to be renewed. Water shutoffs is a public health issue and more importantly a moral one. We call upon the next Mayor of the City of Philadelphia to permanently renew these protections. November 7, 2023