JOB OPENING: Community Engagement Specialist

Job Summary The Community Engagement Specialist contributes to the mission of Nueva Esperanza, which exists to be a catalyst and partner for a vibrant, sustainable and powerful Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean community in Holyoke. The Community Engagement Specialist provides the tools and skills within and across the Puerto Rican/Afro-Caribbean communities to promote long term, year-round participation and …

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Greater Holyoke Latinx Heritage Month Announced

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. …

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Holyoke Selected as a Finalist to Receive Up to $732K from Bloomberg Philanthropies for Public Art Project: El Corazón de Holyoke / The Heart of Holyoke

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 …

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Nueva Esperanza Inc Names Nelson Roman Executive Director

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 …

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UCONN People Empowering People Program Coming to Western Mass

Contact:  Nelson Rafael Roman, Executive Director, Nueva Esperanza NelsonRoman@nuevaofholyoke.org Phone:  413-437-7666: www.nuevaofholyoke.org Or Contact:  Brian Bass, Director of Organizing and Coalitions, MA Parents United: brian@maparents.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! …

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Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice

Movement for Justice in El Barrio’s Organizing Symposium: Community & Movement Building for Justice with Representative Juan Haro   Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:00-6:30 P.M. 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 …

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