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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 Hunting Park residents and make a positive impact on Latino Philadelphia for more than 30 years. 

Help us thank Rev. Luis Cortés for his servant-leadership!! Sign his birthday card here – and in his name, we hope you’ll give the gift of Esperanza by year’s end! Thank you!


Make your end of year tax-deductible gift now—Tenemos Esperanza!

We are at the end of a very exciting and full year! We are grateful for the support you have offered us as we continue to serve families in need in Hunting Park and across our region. We still need your support to finish 2018 strong– please make your year-end gift to celebrate this holiday season!

We’ve accomplished so much in 2018. We celebrated with over 500 faith and community leaders from across the political spectrum at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference. We convened more than 175 leaders and students in STEM fields at the 2018 Esperanza College Minorities in Health Sciences Symposium. And we have been busy planting trees in our neighborhood to build healthier blocks for all.   

To put it mildly, we’ve been busy 😊. Each and every time you make a contribution, you’re giving a gift that makes a significant impact in our community: make your year-end gift now to close out 2018 and give the gift of hope to Hunting Park!  


Esperanza Partner Spotlight: Teatro Esperanza Opens for the 2018-2019 Season

The Teatro Esperanza is now open for the 2018-2019 season! We are incredibly grateful for the generous investments of our founding partners, the Comcast Foundation, Connelly Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Teatro Esperanza will serve as a hub for Latino Arts in Hunting Park presenting high-quality performances as well as interactive, engaging family programming including workshops, talks, and kid-friendly performances.

We hope to see you at Teatro Esperanza, located on Esperanza’s campus in Hunting Park, for a performance or event during the 2018-2019 season. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: www.teatroesperanza.us.


¡Muchas Gracias!

Because of your support, we’ve been able to create some incredible transformations this year. Each gift you make to Esperanza catalyzes hope and change for hardworking families and students throughout this neighborhood. All we can say is THANK YOU. ¡Muchas gracias familia!

Best wishes for a safe and happy 2019!

Make the gift of hope now!

Visit www.esperanza.us/EsperanzaEffectNewsletter to read our latest issue and www.esperanza.us/Events to view our upcoming events!

Esperanza is a faith-based social benefit organization driven by the biblical mandate to “serve the least of these.” We strengthen Hispanic communities through education, economic development, immigration services, job training, and advocacy.

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