“Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: A Brighter Future” To Raise Support for Immigration Legal Services in North Philadelphia

Esperanza in the News


Contact: Christine Nieves, 215-324-0746 ext. 247, cnieves@esperanza.us

When: Thursday, May 18th from 7:00 – 9:00PM

Where:  Esperanza Arts Center’s Gran Salón, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

What: Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS), a leading immigration legal services non-profit in North Philadelphia with more than a decade of service, will host its third annual fundraising event, Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: A Brighter Future, on Thursday, May 18th, at 7:00PM EST in-person at Esperanza Arts Center’s Gran Salón.

Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: A Brighter Future will highlight the bright futures of immigrants in Philadelphia; whose dreams to be fully rooted within our communities are supported by champions and donors throughout our City. Each year, EILS works with over one hundred people to navigate the citizenship and residency legal processes with comprehensive services that eliminate barriers to a full life in the United States, from referrals to language support to representation. These services afford vital benefits; the ability to be with loved ones; extended support networks; and a sense of belonging.

Located in Hunting Park, EILS has served more than 2,000 people. Founded out of a commitment to strengthening the Hispanic community, the organization serves primarily low-income and Spanish-speaking immigrants, regardless of national origin.

During the event, EILS will recognize two individuals for their influential work to improve the lives of immigrants in our region, Amy Eusebio, City of Philadelphia, Office of Immigrant Affairs and Jaya Ramji-NogalesTemple University Beasley School of Law. Hosted by retired 6abc reporter Dann Cuellar, the program will also feature a special performance by Interminable, a Latin fusion group. Yeraldyn, a new citizen who is transforming her community in the field of early childhood education, will share her story on video. She is originally from the Dominican Republic.

Special thanks to early leading sponsors Galfand Berger, LLP and Ballard Spahr LLP.

To register or donate, visit https://www.esperanza.us/hope-for-immigrants-event/

#HopeforImmigrants on social media, @Esperanza_US on Facebook and Instagram. 


Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS), a non-profit 501(c)3, was established in 2009 with the mission to provide  direct legal services, advocacy, and community education for immigrants and their families so they have the opportunity to contribute to and participate in U.S. society. EILS delivers legal services, including naturalization, green card renewal and applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), asylum and family petitions, and humanitarian visas, as well as educational workshops and referrals.

EILS was established by Esperanza as part of its mission to strengthen Hispanic communities and a commitment to forging an “opportunity community” in North Philadelphia – a place where all can thrive. Visit esperanza.us/eils/ for more information.