In this episode of our podcast we invited Latina students from Agape high school in St. Paul Minnesota to discuss their experiences as adolescent mothers, and how it has influenced their lives as youth. We speak with Jennifer Pliego, and Makayla Gomez who are a part of a Latin@ cultural identity […]
Meet Beverly Martinez, Youth Advocate Where are you from? I was born in Puebla, Mx and have been in Minnesota since the age of 3. Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home anywhere when I’m surrounded by my family. What inspires you, professionally and personally? I’m […]
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and we’re excited to share this podcast by Esperanza United’s youth leaders about the challenges and successes of working with youth throughout the pandemic.
Esperanza United is hosting an annual conference led by our Fuerza Unida Amig@ youth on February 26th from 9:30AM-3:00PM CT. Our youth leaders chose the theme, Find your Poder, Find your Comunidad and created our conference logo. We continue to live in a pandemic where the health of our youth participants […]
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and we’re excited to share a new installment of our podcast featuring Felix Martinez-Paz, our Mens & Boys Engagement Manager, and Pheng Thao, Statewide Coordinator at Minnesota Men and Masculine Folk Network, about the role of men and masculine folk in preventing human trafficking and […]
Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to engage in sex. The following […]
According to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 25% of women report being abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Those who know domestic violence work are familiar with this shocking statistic that represents women in all strata of life — ethnic, racial, economic, […]
In this podcast, as part of a series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, Cristina Escobar, our Director of Communications and Marketing, speaks with the Global Executive Director of NO MORE, Pamela Zaballa. Pamela is a global leader in the domestic and sexual violence space, with a special interest in the […]
Join us for a conversation reflecting on the one-year anniversary since the COVID-19 quarantine began in the U.S. Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) staff discuss how our work has shifted during the pandemic and how we’re adapting to meet the needs of our community.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Minnesota youth are emerging as change-makers in a world where nothing is certain anymore. We spoke to two Fuerza Unida Amig@ youth leaders who are helping their peers handle everything from distance learning to navigating relationships in a whole new way: L […]