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Philadelphia’s faith leaders partner with one another and the city to increase vaccine access in communities of color – WHYY; June. 12, 2021

Rev. Rubén Ortiz is the director of national programs at Esperanza, a faith-based nonprofit working to strengthen Hispanic communities through education, economic development, and advocacy. Even before the vaccine was available, access to COVID testing in Philadelphia’s predominantly Hispanic Hunting Park neighborhood was close to nonexistent. And according to Ortiz, many in this community make…
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Esperanza has been a success at vaccinating Latinos, but Black Philadelphians still lag behind – The Philadelphia Inquirer; May. 10, 2021

Esperanza, run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency but supplied with vaccine by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, was established in North Philadelphia specifically to address low vaccination rates there, though vaccination rates lag citywide. Black and Latino populations have suffered a disproportionate toll throughout the pandemic. About 26% of Black Philadelphians and 27%…
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“Celebrating Hope for New Citizens” To Raise Vital Support for Philadelphia’s Only Immigration Legal Services Non-Profit in North Philadelphia 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, Pa – April 29, 2021. JOIN US for this virtual event on Thursday, May 13th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS), the only immigration legal services non-profit in North Philadelphia, will host its virtual fundraising event, Celebrating Hope for New Citizens, on Thursday, May 13th at 5:30 pm EST. Celebrating Hope for New Citizens will recognize…
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Esperanza Statement on Recent Verdict of Derek Chauvin

Dear  Esperanza  family, Yesterday, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin found him guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. It is a moment of both sadness and relief as we reflect on how George Floyd’s life was tragically taken and the work ahead for our nation. We hope that it…
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Esperanza Statement on Capitol Building Events

Dear Esperanza family,   This past week, our government faced a violent attempt to interrupt the peaceful transfer of power that is so essential to our democracy. We know that this violence has no place in our nation. We denounce the racial rhetoric that has emboldened these actions.   Americans turned out in record numbers to participate in the…
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Esperanza Arts Center Presents VOCES

VOCES presented by Esperanza Arts Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – January 6, 2021. Esperanza Arts Center presents livestreamed performances, screenings, and conversations from Teatro Esperanza spotlighting the arts and traditions of Brazil.   Full Series Subscriptions: $25.00 Single Tickets: $5.00 FREE for Students & Seniors REGISTRATION LINK: https://esperanza.salsalabs.org/vocesesperanzaartscenter   Ologundê  Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance…
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Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Announcement – Philadelphia Foundation YouTube Channel; Dec. 18, 2020

Our Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Danny Cortés shares his gratitute and happinesss for the new partnership between Philadelphia Foundation and Wells Fargo Regional Foundation. Both are institutions that have been supportive of our programs for the communities. For more than 10 years, Philadelphia Foundation supported Esperanza´s services in immigration and music school…
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