Community engagement

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Special Announcement: We are now “Esperanza United”

It’s long been who we are but now it’s also what we’re called. As of today, Casa de Esperanza and our National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN) has a new name that better embodies our vision, mission, and approach – Esperanza United. Nearly forty years ago, a group […]

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Casa de Esperanza proud to receive investment from MacKenzie Scott

Hola Amig@s, I’ve always known how important the work of Casa de Esperanza is. In Minnesota and nationally, we partner with Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence, investing in our families and celebrating our strengths. The coronavirus hit the communities we relate to particularly hard – Latin@s are experiencing some of the highest rates of infection while the […]

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Esperanza United proud to receive investment from MacKenzie Scott

Hola Amig@s, I’ve always known how important the work of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza)  is. In Minnesota and nationally, we partner with Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence, investing in our families and celebrating our strengths. The coronavirus hit the communities we relate to particularly hard – Latin@s are […]

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A Matriarch Discusses Her Family’s Struggles and Triumphs

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so we spoke with the mother of a family that has participated in our Fuerza Unida Amig@s program, and she told us how it impacted her husband, teenage daughters, and herself as a mother. The original interview was conducted in Spanish by Esperanza United’s […]

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The Work of Fuerza Unida Amig@s

Believing in the strengths of Latinas, their families and their communities is a main philosophy of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), a national Latina organization founded in St. Paul, MN in 1982 whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence.  Our belief that strong communities […]

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Meet the Team: Nallely Castro Montoya

This week, we feature Nallely Castro Montoya, Esperanza United’s Youth Initiatives Specialist. Nallely has been working at Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) since May of 2014.  How did you start with Esperanza United? I started as a Peer Educator when I was a junior in high school (2009). During my […]

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Meet the Team: Ivette Izea-Martinez

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 […]

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