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Esperanza Certificate 2024-25 applications DUE MON Nov 6, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. CST. Open to enrolled UW-Madison graduate students in clinically-based programs

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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.

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Interested in becoming part of Esperanza graduate training at UW-Madison?

Visit our “Certificate” Tab for more info or “Apply Now“!

If you are interested in taking some but not all Esperanza certificate courses, please contact Dr. Ramírez Stege directly at ramirezstege@wisc.edu

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



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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Watch this brief introduction to our work and space

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Upcoming Events 

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

HEART Santuario: https://tinyurl.com/HEARTSantuario

HEART Talleres


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Reciprocity with our communities:

Have you benefitted from plant medicine and want to give back? Are you interested in making a difference by supporting ancestral work and Indigenous practices? Please join us in supporting the initial stages of the Ancestral Cacao Reclamation Project. Every donation makes a difference! Please share with your network!


Esperanza Highlights:

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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.