Kensington: Esperanza To Spend $14.5M To Transform Vacant Building Into Health Center

Kensington: Esperanza To Spend $14.5M To Transform Vacant Building Into Health Center

The new Esperanza Health Center in Kensington is expected to benefit the entire neighborhood by expanding access to much needed medical services in a state-of-the-art facility, said Juan Perez, operations director at Esperanza Health Center. “We may have been one of three in the city that received this grant from the state,” said Perez (pictured […]

 

Hunting Park: Esperanza Trains Young Martial Artists

Hunting Park: Esperanza Trains Young Martial Artists

A line of children stood stiff as boards as Tony Gonzalez carefully examined their stances. Students who did not listen to instructions did pushups. Students who arrived late did pushups. No, this was not a Marine Corps boot camp but the new Taekwondo class taught at Esperanza Health Center in Hunting Park. Esperanza, a Christian […]

 By Kenny Thapoung

Hunting Park: Community Provides Resources for Better Fitness and Nutrition

Hunting Park: Community Provides Resources for Better Fitness and Nutrition

[vimeo 63521922] Ten years ago, the Philadelphia School District decided to end the sale of carbonated drinks in school vending machines and cafeterias. Fruit juices, water and milk were installed as replacements. Skip ahead to December–the New York Times reported that between 2007 and 2011 the number of obese school children declined by 5 percent in […]

 By Niesha Miller and Shawn Kotzen

Hunting Park: Esperanza Health Center Provides Care for the Community

Hunting Park: Esperanza Health Center Provides Care for the Community

Along with an experienced bilingual staff, heath and wellness programs, and a connection to the Christian faith, the Esperanza Health Center has added a medical dispensary to its growing list of patient amenities. The Esperanza Health Center, located on the 4417 N. Sixth St., is a haven for residents who want their medical care and […]

 By Shawn Kotzen and Niesha Miller

Hunting Park: Healthcare Center Provides More Than Just Medical Treatment

Hunting Park: Healthcare Center Provides More Than Just Medical Treatment

Tucked away on an unassuming, hidden street that runs on a diagonal path, the Esperanza Health Center has been serving the Hunting Park neighborhood since December. Located on 4417 N. Sixth St., the primary-care facility is a key component of the community-wide revitalization that has positively affected the area in the last few years. The […]