An important part of the long-term mission of The Philanthropy Roundtable is cataloging and celebrating America’s crucial institutions of civil society. These entities don’t wield government’s coercive authority. Nor are they fueled by the profit incentives of the commercial sector.
At 26 Philly schools, teachers churn through jobs at an alarming rate, hindering some of the city’s most vulnerable children.
Philadelphia Orchestra musicians performed a Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert at Teatro Esperanza in Philadelphia, February 24, 2019
This young Philadelphia girl is a pro at playing…the harp!? 11-year-old Yatsar Matos wants to take her dazzling talents worldwide for a performance and master class in Vienna this summer! Under the guidance of her mentors and teachers, Professor Gloria Galante and Ms. Suzzette Ortiz, she has been invited to perform with the Community Harp…
On Friday night Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers performed excerpts of their piece HOME PROJECT-IMMIGRANT JOURNEYS at Teatro Esperanza to cap off their week-long residency at Esperanza Academy. The work, which debuted in 2015, laid heavy focus on the concept of identity, individuality, and the personal stories that follow individuals as they immigrate from home to another. Throughout…
PHL Diversity Honors Esperanza with Non-Profit Business Award – The Philadelphia Tribune; February 28, 2019
PHL Diversity’s 13th Annual Business Opportunity Luncheon served as an occasion to honor local leaders and connect local business with upcoming conventions. PHL Diversity is the multicultural business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB).
Esperanza to be Honored at Annual PHL Diversity Business Opportunity Luncheon – Al Día News; February 21, 2019
The faith-based organization will be one of four award winners at the event, who will each be honored for their impacts throughout the city.
The Epic Revitalization of a Latino Neighborhood from Housing to Social Change – Salud America; January 25, 2019
Roberto Clemente Middle School shut its doors in 1994 and sat empty for more than 10 years in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park, a predominantly Latino neighborhood. Not anymore. Local faith-based nonprofit Esperanza has turned the former school into 38 affordable housing units, which opened November 2018, Plan Philly reports.
Modern Age Furniture Refreshes its Look After 50 Years in Business – City of Philadelphia; January 10, 2019
In 2019, the Department of Commerce is celebrating 10 years of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP), a grant program that offers reimbursements for facade improvements on commercial properties. Follow along this year for more stories of SIP’s impact on Philadelphia businesses and neighborhoods. When Moises and Edith Shienbaum came to the United States from Havana, Cuba…
Why so Few of Philly’s Homeless Latinos Use Shelters, Get City Services – The Inquirer; January 18, 2019
Edgardo Aponte sleeps most nights in the parking lot of a Kensington Save-A-Lot. When he has money, he’ll share a room with as many as five other men in a nearby rowhouse. He’s been homeless for several years and like most of the people who share the supermarket lot, he’s Latino, originally from Puerto Rico….