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Casa de Esperanza Responds to the Decision to End DACA

Casa de Esperanza is committed to policies that strengthen families and communities and, like others across the country, we are alarmed by the President’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. Over the course of the past five years, DACA has enabled young immigrants in this country the opportunity to pursue [...]

Empowering Communities y Tomando Acción: Putting the Work to End Violence in the Hands of Emerging Leaders

“Listen and respect” “Be our own identity-not what people want us to be” “How to take anxiety off your mind” These are some of the responses participants jotted down when asked what they learned from the 5th Annual Latin@ Youth Conference: Empowering Communities y Tomando Acción. More than 35 youth attended this year’s conference, held [...]

A young mother shares her experience leaving an unhealthy relationship

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This blog was written and submitted by a youth member of our Fuerza Unida Amig@s Youth initiative. As teenagers, it can be hard to know the signs of what’s a good relationship versus a bad relationship. We’re still growing and learning from our life experiences and mistakes, and [...]

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