In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we are transforming our annual Fiesta of Hope celebration into a virtual format to enable business and community leaders, supporters and families to celebrate, despite social distancing requirements. The celebration will be moved from the scheduled June 5 date to a virtual Fiesta of Hope experience on July 1.
We at Esperanza are blessed with the strong support of individuals and business leaders, like yourself, who walk alongside us to further the achievements of our community’s youth. I ask for your continued support – during this time. Our organization and, more importantly, our students, need your aid more than ever.
With your support, our goal is to award 100 college scholarships to our talented Hispanic youth as part of Fiesta of Hope. Due to the uncertainty of the last several weeks, financial commitments, understandably, are lagging compared to previous years. As of today, we have only 30 scholarships committed. The dollars raised through Fiesta of Hope may very well mean the difference between a student’s ability to attend college in the fall, or falling behind.
-Scholarship Recipient, Ana Rodriguez
Many of our students, including scholarship recipient Ana, face unprecedented challenges. The Esperanza scholarship has been supporting Ana since her freshmen year and is now preparing for her senior year at Cleveland State University. Ana finds herself without her two jobs to pay for her academic expenses and assist her family, due to the current crisis. Ana is determined to complete her degree but relies on your support to complete her last college year.
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