UCONN People Empowering People Program Coming to Western Mass

Contact:  Nelson Rafael Roman, Executive Director, Nueva Esperanza NelsonRoman@nuevaofholyoke.org

Phone:  413-437-7666: www.nuevaofholyoke.org


Contact:  Brian Bass, Director of Organizing and Coalitions, MA Parents United: brian@maparents.org

Phone:  413-363-9873: www.maparents.org



UCONN People Empowering People Program Coming to Western Mass


Worrying about problems in your community? Help change them! Turn your concern for children into action! Learn the skills to make this happen. The UCONN People Empowering People Program is coming to Springfield, and Holyoke, Mass this spring.


Nueva Esperanza, in collaboration with...

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Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice

Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice with Representative Juan Haro   Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:00-6:30 P.M. Morgan Elementary School, 596 So. Bridge St., Holyoke, MA   Free Organizing Symposium, lunch & snacks provided Everyone welcome: REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 4/19/18 Childcare provided if requested with registration (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER) Movement for Justice in El Barrio is an immigrant, women and people of color-led grassroots community organization that fights for dignity and against displacement in East Harlem, NYC. Movement for Justice in El Barrio was named “Best Power...

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Nueva Esperanza announces campership fund for (HIV/AIDS) impacted youth





Holyoke – Children living with HIV/AIDS in Western Massachusetts experience a hard time as they struggle to have a care-free childhood. This disease’s physical afflictions, financial struggles, difficult treatments, and rampant stigma can be devastating to a child’s life. However, there is a new campership program that will serve as an alternative for children infected or affected with HIV/AIDS, created by Nueva...

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Nueva Esperanza presents: MassCircles Circle Process Training

March 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018 8:30 am – 4:30 pm *Attendance Required At All Four Days*


What is Circle Process? Circle process is a community governance process that has multiple applications as well as serious implications for management and organizational development practices.

How is this model different? Our model is rooted in indigenous governance practices and further informed by the fields of organizational development, leadership development, Critical Race Theory, indigenous theories, Black Feminist Thought, and popular education. Who is teaching this process? Sayra...

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Holyoke Community Toy Drive & 3 Kings Day Event!

As we prepare for the Holidays season, we know that Thanksgiving for a lot of our families is a difficult time, we will be working with and providing 30 families with individuals from PR their full meals.

We are preparing and hosting a Toy Drive, in order to make the Latinx Holiday Tradition of 3 Kings Day a HUGE Event for kids and need and especially the youth that is coming from the island of Puerto Rico. Nueva Esperanza along with...

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Nueva Esperanza Inc’s – 35th Annual Meeting 2017

On November 16th, 2017, Nueva Esperanza held its 35th Annual Meeting! Board members, Community Partners and Members all came together and celebrated Nueva Esperanza’s organizational, fiscal, and operational growth; shared its final and approved Mission and Vision; reviewed its programming; revealed and welcomed the Interim Executive Director and voted in one new Board Representatives to replace one outgoing Board members.

The Board member Juan Sanchez opened the event with a welcoming to all guests. Guests in the audience of about 100 people...

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It takes a village.. Thank you!

It takes a village, Nueva Esperanza would like to thank individuals and groups who have decided to donate directly to Nueva Esperanza to help us through this time of intense work and support our mission and programming we are doing.

This generosity began with a woman who came in yesterday and said I want to donate directly to your organization. “Earlier today I also donated to the Puerto Rican relief fund but you too are important,” she said. Furthermore, Nueva Esperanza...

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Hurricane Maria Donation Center Holyoke Closed – Thank you!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Executive Director and Staff of Nueva Esperanza, we would like to thank the entire Western Mass community for your donations, support, volunteer hours and love. Special thank you to Carmen Ocasio, the South Holyoke Neighborhood Association President, and JJ from Revitalize CDC who have been here every day working the logistical aspect of the donation center. Nueva would like to thank Mayor Alex Morse, the City of Holyoke, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College,...

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Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts




September 26, 2017,

First and foremost thank you so much for your interest in helping the island of Puerto Rico.  Nueva Esperanza has been leading efforts to assist the Island since Hurricane Irma since September 6th.  Hurricane Maria has drastically changed the trajectory and scope of relief efforts in Holyoke and in the region.  Here is the latest.

First a group of regional stakeholders got together last week we collectively decided...

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Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Yesterday (06/20/17) was an exciting day for our organization. With humility, honor, and pride we symbolically re-opened our doors and welcomed the world in.

We did this in honor and memory of all of those staff members and community members who helped make this organization what it is. To honor their legacy we also kicked off our 35th Anniversary year. This was evident with the more than 100 people who attended our symbolic reopening event.

We were honored to have as part of...

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