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...

Read More

Community Owned & Managed Property Celebrate New Partnership and Bright Future!

Tenant residents as well as representatives of Nueva Esperanza, Inc., together recognized as the Voces Corporation (under a limited partnership) of a 36 unit development – as well as the Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (the managing partner of the Corporation) came together and organized a neighborhood barbecue to celebrate the partnership and a new future for the community. Summit View barbecued the food onsite and free back packs were given to children.

Thank you to Ward 2 City Councilor Nelson Roman...

Read More

Meet the new Neighborhood Coordinator

Jose Colon, Neighborhood Coordinator

The Board of Directors recently appointed Jose Colon as the Neighborhood Coordinator. Jose coordinates Nueva Esperanza’s presence and community relations, which include public information, community outreach, and community affairs. He is tasked with assisting efforts to organize neighborhood councils and helps develop strategic initiatives around issues impacting inner-city residents. He also helps with organizing residents, businesses, city leaders and other community organizations to provide the community with the representative voice they deserve for their future and the future...

Read More

South Holyoke Revitalization Strategy

South Holyoke Revitalization Stratregy March 2008

This report was prepared in March of 2008 and integrated into the City of Holyoke’s city-wide Urban Renewal Plan.

The development of this strategy was guided by the South Holyoke Revitalization Coordinating Committee which was comprised of representatives of non-profit organizations, elected officials, City of Holyoke officials, neighborhood residents and local businesses. HAP, Inc. served as the administrative lead for the project, in collaboration with Nueva Esperanza, Inc., who in partnership secured the $35,000 in grant funding...

Read More

Future of Nueva Esperanza, Inc. – World Cafe Engagement Event

It’s an exciting time for Nueva Esperanza, Inc. and their board of directors are eager to move the organization into its next phase – strategic visioning and reorganization process. This comes after a long five years in which the board had focused its efforts to achieve financial sustainability so they can effectively rebuild the agency to be the vibrant community development organization the inner-city neighborhoods deserve. It’s been a long battle within those 5 years and as a team, the...

Read More

SAVE THE DATE – Carlos Vega 65th Birthday Celebration!

The Carlos Vega for Social Justice Foundation will be celebrating the life of Carlos Vega and the impact of the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice that has provided nearly $15,000 in mini grants to seventeen nonprofit organizations in the greater Holyoke area over the past 4 years.

This event will be free to attend and guests will be asked to make a meaningful donation to the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice.

There will be a short program at 7pm...

Read More