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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: firstname.lastname@example.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...
Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium:
Community & Movement
Building for Justice
with Representative Juan Haro
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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...
NUEVA ESPERANZA ANNOUNCES CAMPERSHIP FUND FOR YOUTH WHOSE PARENTS ARE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS OR ARE LIVING WITH DISEASE THEMSELVES
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...
March 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*Attendance Required At All Four Days*
ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
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...