Nueva Esperanza Inc. 20th Annual Toy Drive

Nueva Esperanza Inc. in partnership with other amazing organizations like Holyoke Public School, One Holyoke CDC, In Rosannas Mind, South Holyoke-MeminCalidad, South Holyoke Neighborhood Association, Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative, Rewarding Insurance Agency and Enlace de Familias, is happy to announce that we are continuing the giving tradition this holiday season with the 20th Annual City Wide Toy Drive. In order to make the Puerto Rican Holiday Tradition of Three Kings Day a HUGE Event for our less fortunate kids, we...

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JOB OPENING: Program Manager

Nueva Esperanza Inc.  – Holyoke, MA 01040

Job Summary

The Program Manager is one of the key management leaders of Nueva Esperanza, Inc. The Program Manager is responsible co-managing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities and Duties

Board Governance

Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.Responsible for leading programing and events in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.Responsible...

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Office Space Available for Rent at Nueva!

Looking for affordable office in Downtown Holyoke? Look no further. Nueva Esperanza has the perfect spot for you. Third floor offices at Nueva are now available for rent.

Offices are in a wonderful “L” shaped corner with access to a bathroom and a small kitchen area. Rent is $500.00 per office room or a combination of all three spaces are up for negotiation.

Be a part of the revitalization that is happening in Holyoke and in its Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean Cultural...

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PRESS RELEASE: In Solidarity with Puerto Rico

EVENT: Friday July 19, 2019TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (5 p.m. manifestation begins)PLACE: Steps of Holyoke City HallPURPOSE: Manifestation /Puerto Rico Governor “RESIGN”Contact Name and Number: Cynthia Espinosa, 413-437-7666


Holyoke, MA — Puerto Ricans in Holyoke are uniting in solidarity with other Boricuas across the country and on the island, demanding justice for the people in Puerto Rico. They’re are calling for the embattled Governor Ricardo Rosselló to step down. This comes after leaked chat room conversations between...

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Nueva Esperanza Presents “Noche De San Juan” Festival 2019

Noche de San Juan is a popular holiday in Puerto Rico. This holiday is a celebration of welcoming the summer solstice, washing away old energy and gathering around water to get good luck for the rest of the year. The goals of this event is to gather the Puerto Rican community of Holyoke and other towns/cities nearby for this traditional celebration. Another goal is to feature local artists to perform, sell and interact with the community. Lastly, we want...

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JOB OPENING: Administrative Assistant

Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant contributes to the mission of Nueva Esperanza, which exists to be a catalyst and partner for a vibrant, sustainable and powerful Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean community in Holyoke. The Administrative Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clerical tasks as well as being the first person that interacts with the general public. Friendly, approachable and welcoming is a must. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and...

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JOB OPENING: Community Engagement Specialist

Job Summary The Community Engagement Specialist contributes to the mission of Nueva Esperanza, which exists to be a catalyst and partner for a vibrant, sustainable and powerful Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean community in Holyoke. The Community Engagement Specialist provides the tools and skills within and across the Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean communities to promote long term, year-round participation and engagement within the organization and the South Holyoke community.

Supports the engagement of the Holyoke Puerto Rican / Afro-Caribbean communities through the marketing, implementation and evaluation...

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Nueva Esperanza Welcomes New Program Director

Help Nueva Esperanza and its board of directors welcome the very talented and amazing human being Cynthia Espinosa as our new program director.

Cynthia Espinosa Marrero is a scholar and activist, with the passion to help diverse communities grow and be empowered. Her passion for the community and the environment was seeded with her family and neighbors in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico where she grew up. After moving to Holyoke, Massachusetts in her teens, Cynthia participated in extracurricular activities related to...

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New Year, New Us. Say Hello to the New Board!

From left to Right Laura Pantoja, Dan Battat (Board Secretary), Jason Ferenc, Rosa Pantoja (Board President), Carlos Peña, Amneris Villanueva, Juan Gabriel Sanchez Sanchez (Vice President), Reina Lorenzi (Board Treasurer), Not pictured Samuel Mateo, Jr.

At our much anticipated annual meeting a new board of directors was elected last night, Thursday the 24th of January, on location at the Puerto Rican Afro-Caribbean Cultural Center of Holyoke.

We are honored to welcome back some board members from a year ago, Rosa...

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Holyoke Community Toy Drive & 19th Annual Three Kings Day Event!


Dear Friend and Community Member,
We again enter into our second holiday season together, we know that Thanksgiving for a lot of our families is a difficult time, we are and will be providing close to 75+ families in need with Thanksgiving meals through a fun festive event.
We (Holyoke) are preparing and hosting a City Wide Toy Drive, in order to make the Latinx Holiday Tradition of 3 Kings Day a HUGE Event for kids and need in the City of Holyoke.
Nueva Esperanza along with a bunch of other amazing organizations (Holyoke Community Charter School, Mount Tom Lodge AF&AM, the South Holyoke Neighborhood Association, and the Holyoke Public Schools.) Are collecting for families in need in the schools this includes some students who recently came from Puerto Rico who are still there.
The Holyoke School Department has identified 533 youth that meet these criteria, and our goal is to collect over 1000 gifts/gift cards/toys, in order to provide two wrapped gifts for each youth. We are placing a great emphasis on gifts that the entire family can enjoy, including movie passes, bowling passes, skating passes etc. Traditional gifts and toys are of course welcome.
Last year we were able to deliver gifts to all 500 youth who were enrolled into our program. Nueva Esperanza in the beginning of January will host our 19th Annual 3 Kings Day Celebration (Invite Only for these families) The event will included music, food, family fun and a visit from the 3 Kings and will distribute all of these gifts/toys to families at that time.
If you can find it in your heart to give, give! Our donation center is back open and we want to fill it to the rafters like we did last year, the more toys gifts we collect the better we will continue to spread the love and ensure these gifts get out there to youth in need including those who have come over from Puerto Rico.
For any further questions please feel free to contact me directly. or 413-437-7666
Nelson Rafael Roman,
Executive Director
Nueva Esperanza Inc.