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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…

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…

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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