The Rev. Luis Cortés Jr. is often described as a person who lives in the future. His ability to identify the struggles of Latino communities and envision long-term solutions has made him an “opportunity capitalist,” said the Rev. Danny Cortés, also a pastor, of his brother’s decades of work.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — President Trump got nearly half the Latino vote in Florida. But in Arizona, Latino voters favored Biden nearly 2 to 1. So, what’s the explanation? Simply put, Rev. Luis Cortes, the founder of Esperanza Academy in North Philadelphia says, “We are not a monolithic group.” Reverend Cortes, founder of Esperanza Academy in…
It is a missed opportunity for Democrats, said the Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., an evangelical leader in Philadelphia. Cortés said Latino evangelicals are less conservative than White evangelicals and are open to Democratic priorities such as racial justice and a strong social safety net, especially now that the pandemic is disproportionately hurting Latino communities.
On Wednesday evening Opera Philadelphia and the Esperanza Arts Center – the Hunting Park-based “center for Latino arts and culture in the Philadelphia region” – are co-hosting a special online presentation of “We Shall Not Be Moved,” a 2017 opera about the bombing and its aftermath.
Esperanza among several the organizations that recognize trees as an essential part of a community – 6ABC; Apr. 13, 2020
One way Esperanza helps contribute to the betterment of Hunting Park’s future is by encouraging citizens to plant trees. Urban greening is an investment for the community with positive impacts that will last for years. In an interview with 6ABC, Esperanza’s very own Gabriella Gabriel Paez, Education and Community Development Coordinator, says that “trees have superpowers.” Sharing…
The Facebook Journalism Project and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism are pleased to announce 30 additional recipients of Community Network grants. News organizations will use these grants to support projects aimed at building community and new paths to sustainability in local news. Each Community Network applicant can request a grant for any amount up to $25,000.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Since the start of 2020, Philadelphia has seen more than one murder per day. A disturbing pattern of violence that spiked over the weekend with seven homicides. Reverend Luis Cortés CEO of Esperanza in Hunting Park says churches, schools, government, police and neighbors are ready to fight back. “The one organizing piece…
One of the organizations awarded during the ceremony was Esperanza Housing and Economic Development (EHED). Since 1986, Esperanza has worked to restore hope in the Hunting Park, Feltonville and surrounding neighborhoods — largely populated by Latinos — by empowering its people and fostering community engagement, economic and physical development and education.
Esperanza, the faith-based nonprofit focused on strengthening Latino communities through education, economic development, and advocacy, recently appointed a new CEO for Esperanza Cyber Charter School, a new executive dean for Esperanza College of Eastern University, a new executive director for Esperanza Immigration Legal Services and a new vice president of development for Esperanza Inc.
GSK and Philadelphia Foundation honored 10 local nonprofit organizations with GSK IMPACT Awards of $40,000 each for excellence in improving health outcomes in Greater Philadelphia. The winners gathered at a ceremony to receive their awards on November 20 at GSK’s Philadelphia Navy Yard site.