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

[vimeo 37225995] 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 […]