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Esperanza Community Housing

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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  • LIVE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Promotores Meeting Community Health Needs

    Esperanza Community Housing's pioneering Promotores de Salud (Community Health Promoters) Leadership Training Program was developed in 1995 to build and sustain a comprehensive approach to health systems change that taps the underutilized skills of bi-lingual local residents while developing a cadre of professional multilingual community health leaders to provide culturally and linguistically accessible health education, primary prevention, and advocacy to children and families living in underresourced regions of Los Angeles.

  • CREATE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    South Central Film Festival's Creative Impact Academy- Youth Workshops, Screenings, and Panels

    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 ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Esperanza’s Promotores de Salud (Community Health Promoters)

    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 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.

  • LIVE ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Esperanza’s Promotores de Salud (Community Health Promoters)

    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.

  • LIVE ·2019 Grants Challenge

    Esperanza Community Housing Healthy Homes/Healthy Breathing Program

    The Healthy Homes/Healthy Breathing Program provides asthma patients and their families with home-based environmental assessments, a culturally accessible asthma education program and environmental health interventions to self-manage symptoms and remediate in-home triggers that exacerbate asthma and other health conditions. LA2050 funding will help ensure that Esperanza’s life-saving services will address the health disparities in a region that has suffered from systemic disinvestment.

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