Training and technical assistance

Native American Heritage Month resource collection

It’s Native American Heritage Month and we’ve put together a resource collection of tools for the community to conclude the month. Learn Learn what native land you’re on with Native-Land.ca’s interactive map. Read our Call to action for culturally specific services for Indigenous Latin@s  Take Action Support Indigenous artists like Navajo […]

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New deadline and application link for Hispanic and Latin@ culturally specific domestic violence (DV) or sexual assault (SA) services grant

Esperanza United and Mujeres Latinas en Acción are pleased to share the new deadline and application link (housed on the Coalition Manager website) for the Hispanic and Latin@ culturally specific DV or SA services grant: Applications are now due December 16, 2022.    As you may remember, we are awarding nearly $12 million […]

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New funding opportunities for Hispanic and Latin@ serving organizations providing domestic violence and sexual assault services

Register Now: Informative Sessions on Funding Application Process Esperanza United, along with our national partner, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, is pleased to announce a multi-year funding opportunity: we are awarding over $ 10 million to approximately 30 grantees over the coming years! Eligible organizations include Hispanic and Latin@ community-based, culturally specific […]

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Esperanza United is proud to announce the launch of the Enhancing Court Access toolkit

Our new “Enhancing Court Access” toolkit provides resources for judges, court administrators, advocates, and law enforcement professionals striving to make systems more accessible for survivors with intersectional identities or individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are underreported crimes that require specific attention in […]

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Celebrating LGBTQ leaders during Pride month: Rick Gipprich

In celebration of Pride month, we invite you to listen to the second installment of our series lifting the voices of LGBTQ Latin@ leaders. In this conversation, our Senior Manager of Community & Capacity Building, Jose Juan Lara Jr. speaks with Texas Association Against Sexual Assault’s Program Director and Campus Sexual […]

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Meet the team: Pamela Mercado Michelli

Meet Pamela Mercado Michelli, Project Coordinator  Where are you from?  I am originally from Isabela, Puerto Rico and have been living in Minnesota for the last 6 years. Where do you feel most at home?  I feel most at home when I am with my daughter wherever that is but, specifically […]

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Meet the team: Pedro Reyna

Meet Pedro A. Reyna, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator  Where are you from?  Brownsville, TX  Where do you feel most at home?  I am never more at home than when I can sit and hug those close to me and my dogs.  What inspires you, professionally and personally? I would say […]

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Meet the team: Cynthia Zapata (CJ)

Meet Cynthia J. Zapata, Project Manager (they/them/she) Where are you from?  I was raised in Minnesota in the south metro and have lived in the Twin Cities for the last 6 years. Where do you feel most at home?  I feel most at home by a river or a lake. I […]

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