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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 experiencing some of the highest rates of […]

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Meet the team: Lillie Macias

Meet Lillie Macias, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation Where are you from? My family moved around growing up. I was born in California, and I also lived in Utah, Texas, and New Jersey.  Where do you feel most at home? I feel at home whenever I’m with my family and […]

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Meet the team: Annika Gifford

Meet Annika Gifford, Program Strategy and Fund Development Advisor Where are you from? I was born in South Korea and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Where do you feel most at home? Nature. What inspires you, professionally and personally? Many things inspire me – right now given current conditions, I’m most […]

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Meet the Team: Cristina Escobar

Meet Cristina Escobar, Director of Communications and Marketing Where are you from? My parents are academics so we moved around a bunch but I’d say I’m from Arizona. I went to middle and high school there. My claim to fame, though, is that I’ve lived in all four US-Mexico border states. […]

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Esperanza United commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15 each year since WEAAD’s inception in 2012. What is elder abuse? Elder abuse affects seniors across all socio-economic groups, cultures, and races. The abuse of older adults is a serious problem and victims may feel alone or like they […]

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Meet the team: Jose Juan Lara

This week, we feature JJ Lara, national trainer for Esperanza United Where are you from? I’m a native Tejano living in Austin, originally from Brownsville, Texas, which is the southernmost tip of the state neighboring Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home in […]

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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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