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The Esperanza Donor Effect newsletter shares the stories of transformation made possible by your generous support. Thank you for giving so that Esperanza can make an impact in our Hispanic communities. We want you to have a clear understanding of the various issues impacting our community and the hope we have. Here at Esperanza, there is a strong vision for the future, and we grateful that you have chosen to partner with us in this work!

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: December 2020

Despite this challenging year, we embrace the holiday season with a sense of deep gratitude and expectancy. Esperanza has closed its main offices again, but continues to deliver remote services with limited outreach on the ground following COVID-19 health guidelines. Our doors of HOPE remain open to serve our community because of you. Since our last update, Esperanza…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: September 2020

On behalf of Esperanza, thank you for your vital support during these challenging times. Over the past few months Esperanza, like many of you, has had to navigate new daily realities resulting from the COVID-19 global health crisis and its impact on our Hispanic communities. Our 500-person staff is working together to ensure that through hardship, individuals, families, and business…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: May 2020

Your Giving Matters to Our Hispanic Community Dear Friend, For more than three decades, Esperanza has worked to strengthen our Hispanic community. We offer a rich array of programs and services designed to open paths of HOPE and OPPORTUNITY. We are deeply committed to empowering each of the 25,000 individuals we serve each year, and their families, to move…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: August 2019

Alumna Inspires Students to Pursue Their Goals Celeste Brito-Guzman is the smiling face that greets visitors at Esperanza Cyber Charter School (ECCS), the place she began her journey to success. Celeste is fully committed to helping other Esperanza students achieve their dreams, blossom, and pursue their goals. Celeste is an example of perseverance. She graduated from…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: July 2019

Esther Sampson, of Nigeria, Achieves Dream of Teaching Thanks to Pa CareerLink North at Esperanza Esther Sampson migrated to Philadelphia, PA from Nigeria to make a better life for herself and for her children. New to the United States, Esther initially felt lost and overwhelmed as she tried navigating the process of finding a job.…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: June 2019

Esperanza Charter Schools and College Celebrate Graduations Congratulations Class of 2019! Esperanza College of Eastern University (ECEU) joyously celebrated the graduation of 30 students this past month. The ceremony honored students earning their associate degrees in fields such as accounting, health sciences, and early childhood education. ECEU’s graduation took place on May 24, 2019, at…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: May 2019

Jadrian Muniz-Colon Wins Award for Speaking Out about Hunting Park Violence Jadrian Muniz-Colon is an intelligent and impressive 8th grader at Esperanza Academy Charter School. This month, Jadrian received some exciting news: he has been selected by the U.S. National Campaign to Stop Violence as the “Do the Write Thing” essay contest winner and National Ambassador from…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: April 2019

Eva and the Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble Find Hope and Opportunity Through the Arts After 3:00 p.m. at Esperanza Academy most students have returned home after a long day of classes. The Esperanza Academy Dance Ensemble’s classroom, however, is just coming to life. Eva, one of the ensemble’s leaders, is dancing and working hard so…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: March 2019

Esperanza Chess Queens Host “Galentines Day” Open House on their way to Nationals 2019 Can you feel the GIRL POWER?! Esperanza celebrated a great Galentine’s Day extravaganza this past Thursday, March 21, and we’re SO GLAD you, our supporters were able to join us! The Esperanza Academy Chess Queens invited friends of the team to…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: February 2019

Save the Date: the Esperanza Chess Queens “Galentines” Event this March 21, 2019 The Esperanza “Chess Queens” will celebrate a rescheduled #GalentinesDay on Thursday, March 21 at Esperanza Academy. We’re hoping you’ll be able to make it! The team is looking to raise $20,000 to send the Chess Queens to Nationals. Just $60 will help…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: January 2019

Brenda Cesar Earns Employment Thanks to Esperanza’s CareerLink Esperanza’s CareerLink North staff have a tradition—whenever a job earner achieves their goal, they return to CareerLink to ring a celebratory bell. Local Philadelphian Brenda Cesar returned to ring the bell, not once, but twice. Brenda was able to find two jobs after just one month of…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: December 2018

Wish Rev. Luis Cortés Feliz Cumpleaños! It’s our beloved Reverend Luis Cortés’ birthday—and it’s a birthday bash here at Esperanza! We think there’s no better way to honor the “Rev”, as we affectionately call him than to make a gift to Esperanza. Under his inspirational leadership, Esperanza has been working to transform the lives of…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: October 2018

CTCA and Esperanza College Partnership Offers Students a Hands-On Experience Esperanza College students stand out because they are lifelong learners seeking opportunities to grow. Always committed to faith, excellence, and integrity. With the same commitment to learning and excellence Professor Leslye Wood developed the unique partnership between Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) Philadelphia and…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: September 2018

Thanks to YOU, the Esperanza Girls Chess Team is an example of “Hope in Education” The Esperanza Academy girls chess team—believe it or not—was founded just four years ago. Now, thanks to your belief in them, the Esperanza “Chess Queens” were able to reach a national competition in Chicago, IL for a once in a…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: August 2018

DVULI Partners with Esperanza at 2018 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast Esperanza was overjoyed the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (DVULI) partnered with us at the 2018 National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference as a leader in the Hispanic community. The conference was held June 12-14, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, in Washington, D.C. Esperanza was…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: July 2018

Esperanza’s Fiscal Year End:  THANK YOU! Esperanza is so proud to have served the “least of these” in our Hispanic community for another exciting year! We’re so grateful for your continued support of our work.  This year we’re making a pledge to you and all of our supporters to keep as busy as ever, and…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: May 2018

Dr. Nilsa Graciani: Part of Something “Bigger” at Esperanza College Dr. Nilsa Graciani is a champion of science education and service learning in Hunting Park, Philadelphia. Her recent work on STEM programming at Esperanza College of Eastern University helped to establish a new major in Health Sciences, thanks to a $2.75 million Title V grant…

The Esperanza Effect Newsletter: April 2018

Gabriel’s Long, Inspirational Walk Across Tijuana-San Diego Border With great courage, 17-year-old Gabriel crosses the San Diego-Tijuana, Mexico International Border on foot every day so he can go to  school. Gabriel’s time with Lincoln Leaders, an Esperanza National Programs partner, provides him with the loving  support and important resources that help him navigate the complicated…

The Esperanza Effect: March 2018

William Jones and CareerLink Secure Employment After 10-year Prison Sentence Local Philadelphian William Jones has turned his life around after a 10-year prison sentence, thanks to PA Careerlink, Hunting Park and your generous support. This past January, William celebrated the one-year anniversary of his prison release. Since then, he has tackled the job market, and…
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