Making Philadelphia the CENTER for Youth Development!

“The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.” – Zechariah of Babylon

About EYLI

God in the City (Recap Video)


The Esperanza Youth Leadership Institute (EYLI) is a collaboration between Esperanza’s faith programs and Esperanza College of Eastern University that:

  • inspires vision
  • offers educational opportunities at the grassroots and degree level and
  • provides resources for those that serve primarily Hispanic youth.

We strengthen the body of Christ to reach, disciple, and give voice to young people to become agents of transformation in urban communities.