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Esperanza Arts Center announces its lineup for the 2023-2024 season

  Philadelphia, PA – Esperanza Arts Center (EAC) announces its lineup for the 2023-2024 season. This year, EAC proudly shines a spotlight on the exceptional contributions of Latin Women artists as part of its annual VOCES series. 23/24 Artist-In-Residence, Suzzette Ortiz, will curate and lead neighborhood youth workshops and performances, infusing the season with her multifaceted work as composer and…

77 faith groups get total of $92 million for innovative faith programs for children

  ‘Whether it’s fragmentation, technological advances or spirituality, we need to refresh the traditional approaches to our faith,’ said one grant recipient. (RNS) — Dozens of Christian groups seeking to instill faith in the nation’s children have been given grants of as much as $1.25 million to help them meet their mission. Lilly Endowment, through…

In New Policy Recommendations, Esperanza and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia Call For The Expansion Of LIHEAP to Cover Cooling Needs as Temperatures Rise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. June 9, 2023 Contact: Jenifer C. Kohlhas, jkohlhas@esperanza.us, 215-324-0746, ext. 205 Philadelphia, PA – Community Legal Services (CLS) and Esperanza released policy recommendations in the newly published Enduring the Extremes: As Temperatures Rise, Pennsylvania Must Expand LIHEAP to Cover Cooling Needs. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federally-funded program that helps low-income households in…