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Esperanza Arts Center Welcomes Daniel de Jesús as Music Education & Community Relations Director 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – September 13, 2021. Esperanza Arts Center Welcomes Daniel de Jesús as Music Education & Community Relations Director.  Hunting Park’s Esperanza Arts Center welcomes Daniel de Jesús as the Music Education & Community Relations Director. Daniel brings more than 15 years of teaching artist and program development experience, including the…
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Virtual Latino Arts Festival presented by Esperanza Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – September 7, 2021. Esperanza Arts Center presents the Virtual Latino Arts Festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Esperanza Art Center (EAC) is pleased to announce the second annual Virtual Latino Arts Festival (VLAF) in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. EAC will spotlight a broad spectrum of Latino artists and…
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Esperanza and Vanguard Strong Start for Kids Program™ Collaborate to Strengthen Early Childhood Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, Pa. – June 2, 2021 – Esperanza has been awarded a two-year grant totaling $992,100 from Vanguard’s Strong Start for Kids Program™. The grant will benefit the Esperanza Early Childhood Education (ECE) Hope Pathways for Leaders Program and allow Esperanza to develop a more robust educational pipeline to address critical early…
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“Celebrating Hope for New Citizens” To Raise Vital Support for Philadelphia’s Only Immigration Legal Services Non-Profit in North Philadelphia 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, Pa – April 29, 2021. JOIN US for this virtual event on Thursday, May 13th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS), the only immigration legal services non-profit in North Philadelphia, will host its virtual fundraising event, Celebrating Hope for New Citizens, on Thursday, May 13th at 5:30 pm EST. Celebrating Hope for New Citizens will recognize…
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Esperanza Statement on Recent Verdict of Derek Chauvin

Dear  Esperanza  family, Yesterday, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin found him guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. It is a moment of both sadness and relief as we reflect on how George Floyd’s life was tragically taken and the work ahead for our nation. We hope that it…
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We Need SEPTA to Clean Up, Not Close Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, Pa. – March 18, 2021. We Need SEPTA to Clean Up, Not Close Up    Esperanza is issuing a response to SEPTA’s closure of the Somerset Station on the Market-Frankford Line, located in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, effective Sunday, March 21st SEPTA has noted maintenance and safety concerns as the reason for this closure.…
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Esperanza Statement on Capitol Building Events

Dear Esperanza family,   This past week, our government faced a violent attempt to interrupt the peaceful transfer of power that is so essential to our democracy. We know that this violence has no place in our nation. We denounce the racial rhetoric that has emboldened these actions.   Americans turned out in record numbers to participate in the…
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Esperanza Arts Center Presents VOCES

VOCES presented by Esperanza Arts Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – January 6, 2021. Esperanza Arts Center presents livestreamed performances, screenings, and conversations from Teatro Esperanza spotlighting the arts and traditions of Brazil.   Full Series Subscriptions: $25.00 Single Tickets: $5.00 FREE for Students & Seniors REGISTRATION LINK: https://esperanza.salsalabs.org/vocesesperanzaartscenter   Ologundê  Afro-Brazilian folkloric music and dance…
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Esperanza has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, Pa. Esperanza has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to implement the Esperanza Thriving Congregations program, which will help to reinvigorate approximately 20 Latino churches across the Greater Philadelphia area. Esperanza recognizes that thriving congregations are those that fulfill the mission to serve as the “hands and…
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