Centro Hispano entrance with front desk and colorful mural on wall with Esperanza Logo

Esperanza is funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program and will not be funded by UW-Madison after Spring 2025.

For more information, contact us here.

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 will not be funded by UW-Madison after Spring 2025. 

Esperanza mobilizes hope by nurturing and growing the potential of our Latinx/e 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.

Esperanza Color Bar

Watch this brief introduction to our work and space