Burgos announces $1 million in redevelopment funding for North Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., today announced $1 million in state grants were awarded to North Philadelphia for redevelopment projects. The funds are going to Nueva Esperanza, Inc. to build a mixed-use building to include eight to 12 new units of affordable rental housing and an approximately 5,000 SF economic incubator…
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30 Great Philly Nonprofits to Give To This Year

The pandemic reinforced just how powerful the simple act of giving can be. These are a few of our favorite causes. Neighborhood development Esperanza What It Does – Supports the Latino community Budget – $40M founded Founded – 1986 How do you help Latino families succeed when they believe the public education system, the very foundation of that…
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Passion, pride strong for students in Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble. 6abc Action News; October.13, 2021

The Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble has about 25 students at Esperanza Academy Public Charter High School. Perhaps you’ve seen their incredible performances around the city. For these 15 to 18-year-olds, this is where talent and dedication meet passion and pride. “It brings them joy, empowerment, and self-esteem,” said Tania Ramos Otón, the Dance Teacher at…
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Hispanic organization marks 35 years investing in North Philly community

The reverend Luis Cortés jr., 62, gave the invocation prayer at Barack Obama’s 2013 Presidential Inauguration Luncheon, conferred with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about not separating migrant families at the border and sipped tea with Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. Yet wherever Cortés goes, his heart stays in El Barrio: the streets of North Philly’s…
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