Greater Holyoke Latinx Heritage Month Announced

Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is National Latinx Heritage Month, and Nueva Esperanza is celebrating with cultural, educational, artistic events. The Nueva Esperanza Inaugural “Greater Holyoke Latinx Heritage Month,” This calendar is only for events sponsored and presented by Nueva Esperanza Inc., its community partners, and affiliates. Throughout the region, there are other Latinx Heritage Month events. For more information on Nueva Esperanza events visit our Facebook page or website  

September 2018 – 

September 15th, 2018, The Pineapple Diaries – This 120 minute workshop will...

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Cuyo 2018 Final Review!

As the final drummings “Nuestro Viaje” faded from the Puerto Rican Afro Carribean Cultural Center Hall on the 17th of August our official summer camp season came to an end. Cuyantes, throughout the days via our circle practice, brought to us by our mentor Sayra Pinto, shared their successes and struggles, cried, lifted up, honored new friendships and celebrated one another. Throughout the artistic art gallery showcase, they sold their art and one Cuyante left with $110.00 for the art work...

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Holyoke Selected as a Finalist to Receive Up to $732K from Bloomberg Philanthropies for Public Art Project: El Corazón de Holyoke / The Heart of Holyoke

July 18, 2018 – Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Holyoke has been selected as a finalist in the running to receive up to $732K as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, a program that aims to foster creative collaboration, address civic issues, and support local economies through public art. More than 200 cities applied, and Holyoke, along with 13 other cities, has been invited to submit a full proposal.

“Bloomberg Philanthropies’ recognition of Holyoke’s project as a finalist in...

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Nueva Esperanza Inc Names Nelson Roman Executive Director

HOLYOKE — Nueva Esperanza Inc. (NEI) board of directors named Nelson Rafael Roman executive director of Nueva Esperanza’s community, property and cultural development corporation. First appointed interim director in June of 2017, Roman previously worked at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry in Chicopee Mass. Prior to that, he was associate director of operations at the LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens Center in Holyoke. Nelson’s story of overcoming obstacles of homeless, poverty, HIV and discrimination as an openly Gay male have...

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UCONN People Empowering People Program Coming to Western Mass

Contact:  Nelson Rafael Roman, Executive Director, Nueva Esperanza

Phone:  413-437-7666:


Contact:  Brian Bass, Director of Organizing and Coalitions, MA Parents United:

Phone:  413-363-9873:



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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