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Category Archives: Community engagement

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so we spoke with the mother of a family that has participated in our Fuerza Unida Amig@s program, and she told us how it impacted her husband, teenage daughters, and herself as a mother. The original interview was conducted in Spanish by Casa de Esperanza’s marketing intern, Deborah […]

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Written by: Sarah Fleming, MSW, Grants & Evaluation Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza I have been fortunate to work with amazing evaluators such as Dr. Josie Serrata and Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez at our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change and experienced Latin@ practitioners like Ivette Izea-Martinez in our community-based domestic violence prevention initiatives. […]

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By: Cassie Amundson-Muñoz, Community Engagement Communications Specialist, Casa de Esperanza With sunlight flooding into the collaborative work areas of the new administrative office for Casa de Esperanza in St. Paul, Minnesota, women who participate in the Fuerza Unida Amig@s initiative put the finishing touches on the altar they created for Día de los Muertos. On […]

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Written by: Jose Juan Lara, Jr., Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Disasters, whether manmade or natural, affect entire communities regardless of an individual’s  age, immigration status, ability, faith practices, racial and/or ethnic identity, or gender identity. Current research on emergency preparedness systems consistently demonstrate minority communities are more vulnerable than others across […]

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We are planning to to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants. Recruitment will occur through web-based correspondence through the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, listserve, newsletter, and personal outreach to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants. Opportunity […]

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Casa de Esperanza is part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, along with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and several other national partner organizations. The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) supports the rights of all individuals, especially women and girls, to live in peace and dignity. The purpose of the DVAP is […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network In September 2017, Puerto Rico was impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria. More than eight months later, efforts continue to restore electricity, repair homes, and restore public transportation and walk ways, among other things. Within this context, it is important to […]

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On September 30, 2016, Casa de Esperanza held a celebration event in Minneapolis, Minn., titled Honoring Latina Leadership. More than 260 guests gathered to recognize the contributions of seven outstanding Latina leaders in Minnesota in celebration of the work they do to move our communities forward, inspire future generations, and promote healthy families and communities. […]

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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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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, educational, etc. Over the years, […]

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