Promoting Economic Health in Latino Neighborhoods Through Master Class Series

In a significant move towards economic revitalization and cultural preservation, the recent Master Class Series on Economic Preservation Districts highlighted innovative strategies to strengthen the economic health of Latino neighborhoods, particularly in Eastern North Philadelphia. Hosted by prominent organizations including Esperanza, Drexel University’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab, and the Reinvestment Fund, the series drew over…
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Esperanza hosts FHFA and Partners Paving Way for Innovative Affordable Rental Housing Solutions in Philadelphia

  On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, Esperanza hosted a gathering featuring the Honorable Sandra Thompson, Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), focusing on innovative solutions to affordable rental housing challenges in Philadelphia. Watch the full program here. The event brought together stakeholders in banking, housing finance, and city and state governance, underscoring a…
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Latino-led charter schools attract Philadelphia families with tight-knit communities and Spanish

Latino families in Philadelphia say they’re choosing charter schools operated by Latino-led nonprofit organizations because the schools are able to fill gaps not filled by the school district. Several Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers told Chalkbeat that Latino-led charter schools are providing more cultural representation, language accessibility, and a tighter-knit community than their traditional neighborhood public…
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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…
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“Greedflation” costing Pa. families thousands each year, Sen. Bob Casey says

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Companies are making more money as American shoppers pay more thanks to inflation. In 2022, major U.S. corporations had their best year since 1950, despite the highest inflation in 40 years. Some leaders including Democratic Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey have argued corporations are “us[ing] inflation as cover to raise prices and increase their own profits. Casey, leaders…
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Univision 65, Esperanza and Impacto Media Invite the Candidates Back to North Philadelphia for “Filadelfia Decide: A Latino Community Conversation with Mayoral Candidates”

Philadelphia, PA, October 23, 2023 – Univision 65, a TelevisaUnivision network station in the U.S., has partnered yet again with Esperanza and Impacto Media to continue their groundbreaking coverage on Philadelphia’s mayoral election by hosting.  ‘Filadelfia Decide: A Latino Community Conversation with Mayoral Candidates.’ Democratic candidate Cherelle Parker and Republican candidate David Oh, both vying…
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