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The Mental Health Epidemic of Today

The Mental Health Epidemic of Today

Submitted by Richard Yan, Biomedical Engineering InternToday’s generation is seeing a higher rate of suicide than ever before. Mental health issues in our society today are more common than that of previous generations. Addiction, anxiety, depression and other disorders are crippling children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly more than imaginable. […]

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Advancing Women’s Land Rights in Nicaragua

Advancing Women’s Land Rights in Nicaragua

Since 2017 Esperanca has been working with rural communities in Nicaragua to provide land grants and ongoing agricultural education to improve the sustainability of small farmers in the region. Over 200 families have participated across 8 communities. The group has also built and maintained 4 new seed banks. Petrona is […]

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Everything You Need to Know About National Health Education Week

Everything You Need to Know About National Health Education Week

Most of us try to live healthier lives, but we don’t always know how.That’s why health education is so important. Communities with strong health education services have fewer chronic illnesses and lower rates of obesity and substance abuse.So we are joining together to celebrate National Health Education Week from October […]

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International Translation Day

International Translation Day

By Anna Ortiz, International Program DirectorOne of the most recently adopted United Nations resolutions, International Translation Day was established in 2017 to be celebrated every September 30th. This day pays tribute to bilingual professionals, generational interpreters, and anyone trying to bridge connections across language barriers.International Translation Day recognizes the work […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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Mother Teresa and the History of the International Day of Charity

Mother Teresa and the History of the International Day of Charity

Submitted by Tiffany Luu, Development ManagerThe name ‘Mother Teresa’ triggers thoughts of a historical and influential woman who was known for helping the poor. In two words, she was selfless and giving.In 2012, the United Nations declared September 5th International Day of Charity. This day was set aside to honor […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Juan Ramirez

Volunteer Spotlight – Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez is a Biomedical Equipment Technician III with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He has always had a passion for service, but was unsure how to best use his expertise in a volunteer fashion. That is, until he encountered Esperança! In 2017, Juan was invited to join Esperança on a trip […]

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Carlos is Starting on the Right Foot Post-Amputation

Carlos is Starting on the Right Foot Post-Amputation

In July, a local restaurant owner called Esperança, sharing the story of an employee, Carlos, who recently had his left leg amputated following diabetes-related complications. Carlos has no insurance and the prosthetic would cost him $25,000 out of pocket. Looking to help her employee clearly in pain and struggling to […]

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