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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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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Rev. Cortés speaks about the Latino Vote – 6ABC; Nov. 4, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — President Trump got nearly half the Latino vote in Florida. But in Arizona, Latino voters favored Biden nearly 2 to 1. So, what’s the explanation? Simply put, Rev. Luis Cortes, the founder of Esperanza Academy in North Philadelphia says, “We are not a monolithic group.” Reverend Cortes, founder of Esperanza Academy in…
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Esperanza among several the organizations that recognize trees as an essential part of a community – 6ABC; Apr. 13, 2020

One way Esperanza helps contribute to the betterment of Hunting Park’s future is by encouraging citizens to plant trees. Urban greening is an investment for the community with positive impacts that will last for years. In an interview with 6ABC, Esperanza’s very own Gabriella Gabriel Paez, Education and Community Development Coordinator, says that “trees have superpowers.” Sharing…
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FJP Community Network Grant Winner: Esperanza – FJP; Jan. 28, 2020

The Facebook Journalism Project and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism are pleased to announce 30 additional recipients of Community Network grants. News organizations will use these grants to support projects aimed at building community and new paths to sustainability in local news. Each Community Network applicant can request a grant for any amount up to $25,000.  
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