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Second FEMA vaccine site to open in North Philly – Metro; March. 29, 2021

A second federally-backed coronavirus vaccination site will be opening at Esperanza Academy Charter High School in North Philadelphia, city leaders said Monday. Esperanza Academy Charter High School, on Hunting Park Avenue near 3rd Street, was selected because it is located in an area that has among the lowest rates of vaccination in Philadelphia, the city…
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Enfoque: regreso a clases seguro -Telemundo 62; Feb. 21, 2021

Gladys Ramírez-Wrease, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Success at Esperanza College of Eastern University, talks about the safe return to classes that includes services for the students, the transition of study from in person to virtual, financial struggles and mental health challenges of students during the pandemic and her guidance that we need to…
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Calls for New Vaccine Site as Under 6% of Doses Go to Hispanic Philadelphians – NBC Philadelphia; March. 12, 2021

Hispanic and Latino people make up 15% of Philadelphia’s population, according to a Census factsheet. According to city data on the coronavirus vaccine, between 5 and 6% of the Philadelphians who received a shot are Hispanic. “We talk about racial equity, the city consistently says we are committed to racial equity, but we still haven’t learned how to do…
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PREACH ON: THE (PHILADELPHIA) GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE REV. LUIS CORTÉS JR. – Philadelphia weekly; March. 3, 2021

Whether viewed through the lens of December 2020’s Philadelphia Award (its sole Hispanic recipient), his national profile (serving in immigrant advisory capacities to the George W. Bush and Barack Obama White Houses)…or his creation of an Hispanic ecosystem of university and high school classes, and an initiative mixing economic and workforce development, neighborhood revitalization and…
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Wells Fargo Regional Foundation Announcement – Philadelphia Foundation YouTube Channel; Dec. 18, 2020

Our Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Danny Cortés shares his gratitute and happinesss for the new partnership between Philadelphia Foundation and Wells Fargo Regional Foundation. Both are institutions that have been supportive of our programs for the communities. For more than 10 years, Philadelphia Foundation supported Esperanza´s services in immigration and music school…
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