Gender-based violence

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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 […]

Check out our toolkit, We Say NO MÁS, packed with valuable resources to help families have the sometimes-scary but needed conversations around boundaries, sexuality, and relationships. Our We Say NO MÁS resources can help you set up your children for success.

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 […]

Faith and religion play a significant role within Latin@ communities, influencing our values, traditions, and decision-making processes. Among Latin@s in the United States, 92% report that religion holds some level of importance in their lives. Cultural beliefs and religious teachings often play a significant role in shaping individuals’ perceptions and responses to […]

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 […]

In this Estamos Aquí / Peer to Peer session, Mentoring and Connection: Owning your Skillset, Esperanza United staff bring back the “Owning Your Skill Set” workshop for advocates. During this session advocates will develop an elevator speech that confidently highlights their skillset. The first part will help advocates understand their skill […]

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 […]

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 […]

As we near the end of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month we invite you to listen to a new episode of our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito. In this episode, we speak with Ana Ortega and Patricia Emmanuelli, part of Esperanza United’s Health and Prevention Program. Together, we delve into their work […]