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Reverend Luis Cortes Among the “Most Influential People in Philadelphia”

Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr., the Founder, President, and CEO of Esperanza, was recognized in Philadelphia magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia.” The magazine ranked Rev. Cortés at number 80, citing his work “helping to transform the Latino community through education, development and faith initiatives.” Additionally, Rev. Cortés was acknowledged in AL…
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TBT: Univision 65 Promotes My Neighbor’s Rights

Univision 65 visited Esperanza to help spread the word about our My Neighbor’s Rights (MNR) campaign, an educational initiative to help Americans understand the civil rights of our immigrant neighbors. We hope that you will watch the video below, visit our website, and sign up to receive updates about My Neighbor’s Rights. https://www.esperanza.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Los-Derechos-de-mi-Projimo_-09_12_17-720p-1.mp4
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Creating His Own Journey: Stomp’s Carlos Thomas Visits Esperanza Academy

From a shack in a small farming community called Sodus, NY, to California pursuing a dream, to living out that dream by performing all over the world, to the dance studio in Esperanza Academy Charter High School, Carlos Thomas has been on a journey. That was the theme that Thomas, a performer and music producer…
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Esperanza’s NeighborCare Featured on Fox 29

In the heart of Hunting Park, Esperanza Housing and Economic Development (EHED) is leading a neighbor-driven revitalization process with the potential to become a model of change for communities across the city of Philadelphia. Over the course of the past 30 years, Esperanza has been working to restore hope in the neighborhoods surrounding its institutional…
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Esperanza’s Solar Eclipse Party Featured in Univision 65

Esperanza’s Solar Eclipse 2017 viewing party gathered more than 700 attendees from the Hunting Park community and beyond to witness the extraordinary phenomenon at Esperanza’s parking lot on Monday, August 21. Esperanza provided 400 solar viewers for free, and activities for the children and families to enjoy. Univision 65 video journalist, Maria Berrelleza, covered the…
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Esperanza Chess Team Leader Mateo Ruiz Featured in CBS For Big Win In China VS Philly

Esperanza Academy Charter School student Mateo Ruiz, 14, was featured in CBS News after winning both of his matches in the China vs Philly Tournament at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday, Aug. 9. ‘These guys live and breathe chess,” said ASAP’s Martin Collette. “They’ll play any day of the week, anytime. Some of them this summer will just…
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Esperanza’s #YoSoyLaCara Nominated For Emmy Award

Since 2014, Esperanza has successfully promote a Latino community pride campaign named “Yo Soy La Cara” (I am the face) reaching thousands of Latinos through social media. Every year, “Yo Soy La Cara” promotes a different “pride” fostering creativity and community engagement in the Greater Philadelphia area. Esperanza is proud to announce, #YoSoyLaCara was once…
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Rev. Luis Cortés “Best of Philly 2017” for his Community Vision

Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., Founder, President and CEO of Esperanza was recognized as one of the “Best of Philly 2017” by Philly Magazine for his vision for the community of North Philadelphia and beyond. “By focusing on education in North Philly’s Latino enclave and building a college modeled after Notre Dame — another institution that…
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Esperanza Partners With PCOM and ASPIRA to Host Science and Math Summer Academy

For the second consecutive year, Esperanza has partnered with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and ASPIRA of Pennsylvania to promote and foster diversity in the STEM+M fields (science, tech, engineering, math and medicine) by enhancing awareness of, and interest in, careers in those fields among African-American and Latino students from Olney Charter High School. …
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