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In this enlightening episode of “Conversations over Cafecito,” Aida Negrón, from Esperanza United, hosts a compelling discussion with Yamilín Rivera Santiago from Taller Salud. They explore the significant impact of gender violence on women’s physical, mental, and sexual health, and celebrate Women’s Health Awareness Month. Discover the vital resources Taller Salud offers […]

This report documents the voices of Latin@ community members in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, and their thoughts on addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. The project’s objectives were to: Understand what policies, protocols, and practices business owners have in place to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace Learn about the gaps […]

Querid@s amig@s, I am so proud of Patricia “Patti” Tototzintle and the legacy she leaves. As Board chair, I have worked with her for the last eight and a half years, and before that, I observed her leadership through the decades. Together, we have seen so many changes at Esperanza United. […]

With over 150 applicants for our Latina Leadership Fellowship, Esperanza United is thrilled to introduce our ten summer fellows. From now until August, these next-gen leaders will develop their skills, networks, and knowledge to step into their power as rising researchers and advocates.   Xochitl Fuentes is a second-year International Affairs […]

We invite you to tune into the latest episode of Conversations Over Cafecito. In this episode, we sit down with Elvira de la Cruz, Executive Director of the Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center. This trailblazing organization serves Hispanic/Latin@ families affected by violence, ensuring they’re getting services from bilingual, biculturally-trained advocates. Join us […]

April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time for us to come together to address and bring awareness to sexual violence in all forms. Technology has undeniably revolutionized the way we live our lives, enabling us to connect with others, access information, and streamline everyday tasks with just the tap of […]

On February 24, 2024, Esperanza United hosted our annual Youth Conference at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event brought together over 50 youth, aged 11 to 18, and was themed “Raíces Fuertes, Bright Futures” – a theme chosen by a cohort of six youth leaders.    “Raíces Fuertes, Bright […]

The “Decimos NO MÁS” cards are a tool that helps us engage in crucial conversations at home. They are aimed at parents, guardians, and anyone responsible for young people. These cards assist in starting dialogues about respect, mutual understanding, and reciprocal care, which are essential aspects of living harmoniously. It’s proven […]

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 […]

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 […]