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For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating inspiring Latina artists who carve a pathway for our beautiful heritage to continue to flourish. Last week, we highlighted Black Latina writer, poet, musician and speaker, Melania Luisa Marte. And this week, we’re proud to highlight a Latin@ leader who demonstrates how visual […]

Register Now: Informative Sessions on Funding Application Process Esperanza United, along with our national partner, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, is pleased to announce a multi-year funding opportunity: we are awarding over $ 10 million to approximately 30 grantees over the coming years! Eligible organizations include Hispanic and Latin@ community-based, culturally specific […]

As part of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Esperanza United is proud to partner with groups like the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). CHCI recently held two inspirational events and we were thrilled to send representatives to both of them. Read on to hear about their experiences and the ways we’re […]

By Isela Cerosa-Mendiola For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating inspiring Latina artists who carve a pathway for our beautiful heritage to continue to flourish. First up is Black Latina writer, poet, musician and speaker, Melania Luisa Marte. If you don’t know her already, Melania Luisa advocates, writes, and performs […]

Our new “Enhancing Court Access” toolkit provides resources for judges, court administrators, advocates, and law enforcement professionals striving to make systems more accessible for survivors with intersectional identities or individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are underreported crimes that require specific attention in […]

Esperanza United is proud to announce that Vivian Huelgo will be joining the organization as Chief Programs Officer tomorrow. Founded more than forty years ago, Esperanza United is the largest and most well-respected organization working across the United States to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence. Vivian Huelgo brings more than […]

In this episode of our podcast we invited Latina students from Agape high school in St. Paul Minnesota to discuss their experiences as adolescent mothers, and how it has influenced their lives as youth. We speak with Jennifer Pliego, and Makayla Gomez who are a part of a Latin@ cultural identity […]

By Isela Cereso Mendiola   We’ve all heard the repeated phrase, “You need to advocate for yourself” or “Advocate for what you believe in.” What do those phrases really mean? How does advocacy impact our everyday life?   Merriam-Webster defines advocacy as, “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal”. Although […]

By Maria Benavides, Policy Fellow For Fatima I waited to get picked up from school. The bell rang and I ran outside to play bebé leche with my friends. We laughed and jumped until their parents escaped the terrible traffic of Mexico City and they had to wave me goodbye. I […]

By: Yasmin Campos-Mendez and Montserrat Castro Gómez This week Esperanza United’s Public Policy Manager Yasmin Campos-Mendez and Policy and Advocacy Fellow Montserrat Castro Gómez got to attend a White House ceremony honoring the passing of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA).  It was on the White House south lawn, hosted by […]