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Announcing our 2024 Latin@ research and policy fellows

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 […]

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Introducing our newest team members

Meet Jessica Saavedra, our Human Resource Coordinator, who is dedicated to fostering a positive work environment and uplifting employee satisfaction. Originally born in Bronx, NY and raised in CA, Jessica loves her Mexican roots and culture, and she is excited to return toEsperanza United, where she served as a Community Advocate […]

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New podcast on human trafficking services

Join us this January on our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito, as we talk about Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In a conversation with Estefany Lázaro, from Esperanza United, we will explore the significance of preventing and addressing each type of human trafficking. Through an enlightening dialogue, we aim to emphasize that human […]

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Daughters of Latin America: Honoring our “ancestras”

Recently, Esperanza United and Encuentro Diáspora Afro hosted a virtual event highlighting “Daughters of Latin America,” a new anthology featuring writing from Latine women across the diaspora: Facilitated by Maya Doig-Acuna, writer and PhD candidate at Harvard University on African and African American Studies In conversation with Sandra Guzmán, editor and […]

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Empowering Latin@ Leadership: Interview with Patti Tototzintle

In our last blog of our Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month series celebrating inspiring Latin@ leaders, we’re proud to highlight the Latina who has helped guide our organization for over 20 years, Patricia (Patti) Tototzintle. About Patti Tototzintle Patti Tototzintle is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Esperanza United. Patti identifies […]

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Cuidándonos juntos: Wellbeing in Latin@ communities

Understanding the importance of wellbeing This summer, let’s actively prioritize our wellbeing – we’re worth it! Self-care is important, bringing awareness to the bodies that allow us to work, play, and spend time with friends and family. We can start with free activities like taking walks after dinner or going to […]

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Esperanza United is proud to announce our 2023 Latina Leader Fellows

We’re proud to announce our 2023 Latina Leader Fellows! After a successful pilot program last year, we are continuing the fellowship program, which provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latina women pursuing careers in research and/or policy advocacy. This year, we’re matching ten mentors with ten paid fellows -details […]

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New podcast: Impact of gun violence on Latin@ mothers

May brings the celebration of Mother’s Day. In this installment of Conversations over Cafecito, Aida Negrón, Bilingual Communications Specialist at Esperanza United, conducts an interview with Xochitl Oseguera, vice president of Mamás con Poder, to talk about the impact of gun violence on Latino mothers and how this connects to gender-based […]

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