Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a social justice non-profit in South Central LA that achieves long-term, comprehensive community development through affordable housing, health equity and access to care, environmental justice, local economic opportunities, arts and culture and advocacy.
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2 Submitted Ideas
- CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge
Esperanza, in collaboration with L.A. Grit Media and the Echo Park Film Center, will launch a creative impact academy that fosters educational skills training for diverse youth filmmakers in Los Angeles. Youth participants will engage with industry professionals in learning the art of movie-making at 10 workshops, wherein they may borrow film equipment to build skills in cinematography, animation, editing and more. The students will then be given the opportunity to showcase their films and gain employment experience at film festival events.
- LIVE ·2020 Grants Challenge
Esperanza’s Promotores de Salud (Community Health Promotors) provide life-saving culturally accessible in-home health education, primary prevention and advocacy to families in South LA. Our nationally recognized Promotora-led model increases access to health services and decreases preventable ER use for asthma patients in low-income communities of color. Through our Promotoras Leadership program, we have trained over 500 community health workers, and are providing opportunities for meaningful careers in health for low-income women of color.