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This information comprises the first of a two-part resource on language access created and published by Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network). For more information on language access, please visit our Language Access toolkit page. Why Provide Meaningful Language Access? There are three main reasons to ensure that […]

Although recognizing impactful and intelligent women who have made significant, long-lasting change to culture, science, art, and social justice is important to recognizing March as Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a moment to also acknowledge powerful women who have made a deep impact in our personal lives, but maybe […]

  In today’s edition of Meet the Team, we will introduce Nancy Nava, our Research and Evaluation Manager. Meet the Team is an opportunity for readers to get to know a little bit more about the amazing and inspiring people who work with Esperanza United. Below are facts about Nancy Nava, […]

Where are you from? I am from more than one place. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Chilean parents and have lived in various cities and towns in Massachusetts and Chile throughout my life. I feel fortunate to have discovered different places and connected with diverse people. Where do you […]

Title: Grants & Evaluation Project Coordinator Main Responsibilities: Provide support with communications work, national events, grant reporting and technology platforms. Where are you from? I was born in Guatemala and raised in Arlington, VA. Where do you feel most at home? This is not always a location. I can feel like […]

Name: Leo Martinez Title: Project Manager Main responsibilities: I coordinate and provide training and technical assistance for the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative and the Limited English Proficiency project. Where are you from? I’m originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I’ve lived in Atlanta, Georgia for almost 20 years now. Where […]

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 […]

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 […]