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Meet the team: Jose Juan Lara

This week, we feature JJ Lara, national trainer for Esperanza United Where are you from? I’m a native Tejano living in Austin, originally from Brownsville, Texas, which is the southernmost tip of the state neighboring Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home in […]

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The Work of Fuerza Unida Amig@s

Believing in the strengths of Latinas, their families and their communities is a main philosophy of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), a national Latina organization founded in St. Paul, MN in 1982 whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. Our belief that strong communities -not […]

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Meet the team: Nallely Castro Montoya

This week, we feature Nallely Castro Montoya, Esperanza United’s Youth Initiatives Specialist. Nallely has been working at Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) since May of 2014.  How did you start with Esperanza United? I started as a Peer Educator when I was a junior in high school (2009). During my […]

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Meet the team: Ivette Izea-Martinez

In our Meet the Team series, we feature members of our staff who are making a difference in the domestic violence movement and in the lives of individuals leaving abuse. We see this series as an opportunity to honor their work and impact. This week, we feature Ivette Izea-Martinez, Esperanza United’s […]

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