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New podcast featuring our Director of Family Advocacy

As we approach the end of Women’s History Month, we invite you to listen to a new episode of our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito. In this episode, we speak with our Director of Family Advocacy, Rosario de la Torre, who has been working at Esperanza United for over twenty years about […]

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Esperanza United calls for the passage of HF4417/SF4258

Esperanza United is thrilled to announce that House File 4417 was set over for consideration in the omnibus bill by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee in the House of Representatives. HF4417 and its companion Senate File 4258 will create a task force to help Minnesotans better understand the root […]

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Introducing our newest team members

Meet Jessica Saavedra, our Human Resource Coordinator, who is dedicated to fostering a positive work environment and uplifting employee satisfaction. Originally born in Bronx, NY and raised in CA, Jessica loves her Mexican roots and culture, and she is excited to return toEsperanza United, where she served as a Community Advocate […]

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Our Senior Director of TTA’s founder award

By Paula Gomez-Stordy I was humbled to receive the Massachusetts Women of Color Network Founders Award, for creating the Massachusetts Women of Color Network alongside five other women of color (WOC) leaders from Massachusetts. It sits on my desk as a reminder of what has been done and the work ahead […]

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Promotora Spotlight: Arlen Caro of Campesinos Sin Fronteras

Healthcare plays an important role in supporting survivors of gender-based violence and in Latin@ communities, that often means promotoras (or “community health workers”). They can be volunteers or professionals but their mission is the same – to help the community improve their health. And they were particularly important during the first […]

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Call for 2024 Research and Policy Leadership Fellows

UPDATE: We have extended the deadline. Applications are now at 11:59 EST on February 18, 2024. Esperanza United’s Research and Policy Latin@ Leadership Fellowship provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latina women pursuing research and policy advocacy careers. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and […]

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New podcast on human trafficking services

Join us this January on our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito, as we talk about Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In a conversation with Estefany Lázaro, from Esperanza United, we will explore the significance of preventing and addressing each type of human trafficking. Through an enlightening dialogue, we aim to emphasize that human […]

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Webinar: Mobile health units in Latin@ communities

In this webinar, we discuss the history of mobile health units (MHUs) in Latine communities and how this work continues to bridge the gap in healthcare for Latine communities. Sherol Hernandez from Vecinos Inc. (North Carolina) and Dr. Linda Laras from Centro Salud y Justicia de Puerto Rico discuss the positive […]

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