On March 20, we launched our organization at Atlantic Video television studios in the District of Columbia–host to ABC, HBO, Bloomberg, and now the Esperanza Education Fund! Bolstered by co-sponsorships from 11 local immigrant organizations—including the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Ivorian Hope, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian-Americans—the evening both highlighted the art and culture of our diverse immigrant community and allowed us to kick-start our fundraising. It was a huge success—a couple of numbers to explain:
- 250+ The number of people who joined us to celebrate.
- $11,000+ The amount we raised at the event.
- $30,000 The minimum value of the scholarships we will award later this month.
- 200+ The number of applications the Scholarship Committee will soon review…
We reserve a special thanks to our wonderful donors. Your generosity—especially during these difficult times—awed and inspired us. We will not take your vote of confidence lightly.
We will soon announce our first round of scholarship recipients. Until then, please join our new Facebook group to keep up to date on all of our events and to see photos of the event!