Hunting Park: Latin Music Lessons Transcend The Classroom

Hunting Park: Latin Music Lessons Transcend The Classroom

Salsa rhythms pulsate beyond the basement of Esperanza College and flow into the streets of Hunting Park. The Caribbean-based beats resonate from Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA), a non-profit arts and artist’s organization established in North Philadelphia. Accentuating Latin composition, the music school, which was founded in 2006 by Grammy-nominated music producer Jesse Bermudez, recently […]

 By Kriston Bethel and Tim Johnson

Hunting Park: Community Organization Seeks to Combat Poverty With Education

Hunting Park: Community Organization Seeks to Combat Poverty With Education

Around two decades ago, the factory on the corner of Fifth Street and Bristol Avenue used to make envelopes. Not exactly the first place you’d expect to go for a college education. Esperanza College was founded in 2000 by the community development organization Esperanza, Inc. to bring quality higher education to a population that may […]