After spending the last few months engaging with Esperanza volunteers and supporters who want to do more for our scholars, we are so pleased to announce several additions to our leadership in the form of a new Board Chair, Vice Chair, and new board members. Together, our leadership team is excited to bring new energy to the … Continued
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Meet our 2017 scholars! We are so proud and humbled to announce our 2017 scholars! Of the almost 700 applications we reviewed, our nine new Esperanza scholars share a pride in their immigrant heritage, a commitment to giving back to their communities and, of course, unbelievable smarts and drive. We are so excited to award a total of $100,000 to these … Continued
On Giving Tuesday, Esperanza hosted an Around the World wine tasting. Not only did we have an amazing time and drink fabulous wines, we also raised over $1,000 to fund a local immigrant scholar’s education. You can check out more photos of the event on our Facebook page. Thanks to our friends at Grand Cata DC for hosting such … Continued
Nearly 200 friends of Esperanza gathered on Thursday night for our annual gala and benefit concert at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Prior to the musical program, 2014 Esperanza Scholar Keisna, gave a moving keynote about Esperanza’s impact on her life. For the musical program, violinist Masha Lakisova and cellist Isaiah Kim, of the Heifetz International Music … Continued
“I’m so glad I came!” That’s how one scholar summed up her experience at the end of Career Day, Esperanza’s annual professional development event for scholarship recipients. This year the day-long event was held at the law offices of Covington & Burling in downtown Washington, DC—with a bonus rooftop terrace and an amazing view of … Continued
On the evening of Thursday, December 8, a capacity audience of Esperanza supporters, scholars and guests filled the ballroom of the Carnegie Institution of Washington for Esperanza’s Third Annual Benefit Concert featuring Taiwanese-American master cellist Sophie Shao and award-winning Indian-American artist Delna Dastur. Framed by two large-format charcoal and pastel flowers drawn by Ms. Dastur, … Continued
Yesterday, flamenco guitarist Grigory “Grisha” Goryachev and classical oil prodigy Teresa Oaxaca stunned a sold-out audience of Esperanza’s supporters and guests at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Grigory began an almost all-flamenco program with Con Garbo y Salero – Farruco by Sabicas and closed the evening with an encore of the precious Recuerdos de la … Continued
We are thrilled to announce that the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia has named Esperanza a 2010 recipient of the Hugh A. Johnson, Jr. Memorial Award. This award is presented annually to an individual and an organization who have exemplified outstanding contributions to the Latino community of Greater Washington in the areas of equality, fairness … Continued