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Esperanza Certificate Spring 2023-24 applications are due Nov 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. CST

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Esperanza logo with hand, world, flower and text 'Esperanza: Nuestra Cultura de Salud
Esperanza is a Centro Hispano of Dane County and UW-Madison School of Education partnership funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program. Esperanza mobilizes hope by nurturing and growing the potential of our Latinx community through:

  • Increasing access to culturally appropriate mental health services with training and intervention.
  • Strengthening family-centered community programming that addresses the social determinants of health.

Nuestra cultura de salud views health through a holistic framework that seeks to address the physical, psychological, social, environmental, political and cultural factors that influence wellness.


Support community wellbeing through community mental wellness programming and structural change.


A Dane County Latinx/e community that is strengthened by systems that support Esperanza (hope) as necessary for good health.

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¡Bienvenide a Esperanza!

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Interested in volunteering/collaborating/working with us? Visit “About Us” “Our Work” Tab

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If you are a UW-Madison graduate student interested in becoming a PASOS mentor, check out the opportunities here!

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*This website was created with help from an American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology II (CEMRRAT2) Task Force Award