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Category Archives: Capacity Building

Hola Amig@s, I’ve always known how important the work of 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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By: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House and Maikhou Thao, Everyday Impact Consulting Hate. Anger. Frustration. Sadness. All emotions felt when reflecting on the past several months with the world mourning over the tragic and wrongful deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,  the most recent shooting in the last week of Jacob Blake, and […]

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By: Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. and Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault often face a myriad of challenges when trying to seek safety and justice. Moreover, it is well-known that there is no “one-size-fits all” approach to providing assistance to and for survivors. Survivors from historically […]

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Register now for ¡Adelante! A virtual celebration of Latin@-led advocacy. This virtual series features amazing Latinas from the first Latinas to ever serve in the US House and US Senate to leading activists like Bamby Salcedo and Moníca Ramírez to inspirational artists like Yvette Modestin and Brown Badass Bonita’s Kim Guerra to media mavens like […]

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A Community-Centered, Evidence-Based Practice Approach Casa de Esperanza explores a community-centered EBP (evidence-based practice) approach that we adapted along with many test-tasters, including practitioners, community members and other researchers/evaluators. This EBP approach is meant to align with the work of community-based, culturally-specific organizations that work alongside community members. We hope that it increases understanding of […]

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We at Casa de Esperanza know from our work with community-based organizations that you are already experts in pulling information you need to do your work on a daily basis. Sometimes what might be missing is the documentation of such efforts. In response to organizations large and small across the country interested in learning how […]

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Nonprofit organizations designated as 501(c)(3) are able to do some lobbying as defined by the IRS, but there are many activities that are designated as advocacy which are permissible for all nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are prohibited from conducting any political activity, which includes intervention in a political campaign to endorse or oppose any candidate for […]

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Written by: Jorge Vidal, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network When I was asked to write this blog, I wasn’t expecting we’d be entering yet another wave of xenophobic incidents as intense as we experienced after Sept 11, 2001. Human rights violations based on gender, sexual orientation, religious identity, ethnicity, and immigration status […]

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By: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to remember the many victims and survivors who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness about a social ill that affects 1 in 3 women. In the face of a problem of such epidemic […]

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By: Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza As discussed in our August blog post, many nonprofits operate with limited resources, and as a result, social media management becomes a lower priority. Nonetheless, an active social media platform can help your organization connect with a larger constituency, increase your donor base, and […]

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