The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Driven by the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for "the least of these," we strengthen Hispanic communities. "I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters; you were doing it to me!" (Matthew 25:40) Read more
Driven by the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for "the least of these," we strengthen Hispanic communities.
"I assure you, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters; you were doing it to me!" (Matthew 25:40)
Esperanza's programs reflect a commitment to fostering educational and economic development opportunities in partnership with the local community. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Esperanza operates an impressive array of social service programs including the Esperanza Academy Charter High School, Esperanza College of Eastern University, Betances Job Training and Employment Program, Esperanza EARN Center, Esperanza's Pennsylvania CareerLink, as well as community development and housing iniciatives. The organization has built and rehabilitated over 100 single-family homes, helped more than 1900 families obtain their first mortgage and trained over 700 individuals in administrative and medical support careers. A $28 million economic development project is underway to create a Latino Corridor in North Philadelphia transforming vacant lots and abandoned buildings into a vibrant commercial corridor surrounding by new and renovated homes.