Andes Manta trae el “taqui” a Filadelfia

Presentación de grupo musical andino llenará de júbilo el Teatro Esperanza Con 35 instrumentos y más de 30 años de experiencia, el grupo Andes Manta lleva a la comunidad del Norte de Filadelfia una experiencia musical cargada de cultura y tradición. El próximo sábado, 2 de marzo, se presentarán los músicos en el recién inaugurado…
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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…
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Philly Nonprofit Illustrates the Power of Deep Community Organizing – Philly Nonprofit Quarterly; January 9, 2019

*Correction: Esperanza is not affiliated with Esperanza Health Center and has not taken any part into the construction of its new campus.* What does asset-based community development look like? While some groups opt to focus on bricks and mortar, as scholars like John “Jody” Kretzmann and John McKnighthave argued for decades, strong asset-based development really comes…
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Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park – Generocity; January 9, 2019

Esperanza, the local nonprofit serving the North Philadelphia neighborhood’s Hispanic community, renovated and officially reopened the former school’s building in November after it sat vacant for more than a decade. Now dubbed the Roberto Clemente Homes, it contains 38 affordable housing units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space. The $18 million project is a marker of the…
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A Place Called Hope – Eastern University News; November 23, 2018

By M. Thomas Ridington ’78, MA ’81, PhD The national conversation on poverty identifies place as a powerful determinant for accessing the American dream. A zip code is a key factor in establishing the opportunities available for most people and portends their futures.  It’s not surprising then that academic, business and nonprofit leaders are coalescing around mobility as a…
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