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Rev. Luis Cortes Talks Poverty and Vision on Enlace and Diversity Podcasts

The Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr. recently shared his story and experiences as the Founder, President and CEO of Esperanza on two podcasts. Rev. Cortes was featured on episode #7 of Enlace’s Voces de Influencia podcast, “Rev. Luis Cortés y Jessica Dominguez – Las manos y los pies de Cristo” on Mar. 15. Additionally, he joined…
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Esperanza and PHS Host First Bilingual Tree Tenders Training

Esperanza Housing and Economic Development (EHED) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)  partnered to host Philadelphia’s first bilingual Tree Tenders training in English and Spanish last week. The training equips Philadelphians to plant and care for urban trees, covering topics like watering and pruning, with the goal of increasing tree coverage throughout the city. The first session…
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Esperanza and UBA Partner for PR Hurricane Relief

Esperanza and the Union Benevolent Association will partner to provide emergency housing services to Puerto Rican families living in Philadelphia after being displaced by last summer’s hurricanes. Assistance will include first month’s rent and security deposits for families who face several barriers to accessing housing, such as long waiting lists for HUD subsidies and Section…
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Esperanza College’s David Hurtado Featured in AL DÍA

Dr. David Hurtado, Dean of Administration & Program Development at Esperanza College of Eastern University, was featured in AL DÍA  last month as part of the “I am an American Immigrant” campaign. Dean Hurtado was selected as one of “twelve local immigrants who are making exceptional cultural, social and economic contributions to the Greater Philadelphia…
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EILS Facilitates DACA Renewal for Philadelphia Dreamers

As of Jan. 13, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. In the wake of this decision, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services hosted a DACA Information Session and Renewal Clinic on Jan. 25, 2018, to help immigrants apply for renewal and provide information about…
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Rev. Danny Cortes Featured in AL DÍA News

Rev. Danny Cortes, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at Esperanza, spoke at Al DÍA News first Higher Education forum on Nov. 30. The forum, entitled “Advancing Latino Success in Higher Education: What We Know and What We Can Do,” focused on improving Latino achievement in post-secondary education. Parts of Rev. Cortes’ remarks were…
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Roberto Clemente Homes, Esperanza’s Latest Development Project, Featured in Curbed

Curbed, a website dedicated to covering homes, neighborhoods, and cities, recently featured Esperanza’s ongoing efforts to transform the former Roberto Clemente Middle School building into Roberto Clemente Homes, 38 units of affordable rental housing and 5,000 square feet of new commercial space. Esperanza hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction on Roberto…
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