Philadelphia, PA – November 28, 2018. Esperanza’s Housing and Economic Development division (EHED) is celebrating a $450,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation’s 5-year Neighborhood Implementation Renewal Grant on Wednesday, November 28 at Esperanza (4261 North 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140). The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation awards neighborhood planning and implementation grants to support long-term, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization programs.
“We’re so grateful for the continued investments that Wells Fargo is making in Hunting Park—they’ve been a partner in the truest sense, working alongside us and our neighbors, really trying to understand the community needs and responding with time and resources to advance the goals this community to setting for themselves,” said Esperanza Vice President of Development Tina Barber. “Wells Fargo continues to show up for us when we need them—their commitment to Hunting Park and its neighborhood plan has helped us leverage increased support for the Latino community.”
EHED was first awarded a 5-year neighborhood implementation grant in 2012. Since then, the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and EHED have partnered with the Hunting Park community to plan and build a Hunting Park 2022 Plan. Thanks to Well Fargo’s on-going support, EHED will now be able to complete the project.
Guests include leaders from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and Esperanza, as well as community members.
For more information please visit www.esperanza.us/neighborhoodrevitalization
Esperanza is a national community-based organization founded in 1987 by Rev. Luis Cortés and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity with the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). Beginning with a local initiative, with programs targeted to address the unmet needs of North Philadelphia’s Hispanic community, Rev. Cortes is now sought by national and international leaders alike on issues of economic and workforce development, housing, immigration, and education. Under his leadership, Esperanza has grown from a small operation to a $40 million organization with more than 450 employees. Follow us on social media @esperanza_us on Twitter and Instagram, EsperanzaUSA on Facebook and Esperanza US on YouTube.
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