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The Boricua cellist-violinist-composer-visual artist wants to make music education and arts resources more accessible for Philly’s Latino communities.

Daniel de Jesús is the definition of a successful multidisciplinary artist. They are a painter, cellist, violinist, composer, visual artist, and educator. And, now, you can add art curator to that list. De Jesús is the curator of the Taller Puertorriqueño exhibit “Arcanas: Neocolonial Retablos Inspired by Tarot,” by Puerto Rican-Irish artist Patrick McGrath Muñiz,…
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Rev. Luis Cortes Addresses Vital Latino Pennsylvania Concerns before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee

Contact: Marketing Department marketing@esperanza.us Rev. Luis Cortes Addresses Vital Latino Pennsylvania Concerns before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee (HDPC) held a hearing on Friday, September 15, 2023, to hear from local community leaders about the contributions and concerns of Latino Pennsylvanians. The hearing, held at…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Esperanza College of Eastern University Launches the Hope Digital Skills Initiative in Hunting Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. May 29, 2023. Contact: Christine Nieves, 215-324-0746 ext. 247, cnieves@esperanza.us The initiative is funded by a $2 Million award from the National Telecommunications & Information Administration  Philadelphia, PA – Esperanza College of Eastern University, one of only two Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the state of Pennsylvania, has launched the Hope Digital Skills Initiative to…
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“Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: A Brighter Future” To Raise Support for Immigration Legal Services in North Philadelphia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. April 18, 2023. Contact: Christine Nieves, 215-324-0746 ext. 247, cnieves@esperanza.us When: Thursday, May 18th from 7:00 – 9:00PM Where:  Esperanza Arts Center’s Gran Salón, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 What: Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS), a leading immigration legal services non-profit in North Philadelphia with more than a decade of service, will host its third annual fundraising event, Celebrating Hope…
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