Esperanza College of Eastern University provides affordable & culturally relevant Christian faith-based education to Hispanics and underserved communities.
The mission of Esperanza College, a Christian college program dedicated to the service of the Hispanic and local communities, is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and outlook of young people and adults so that they can live even more thoughtful, positive, productive, and purposeful lives.
We achieve our mission through the integration of faith, reason, and justice and acknowledge the importance of forming this integration within the academic program, in its instruction, and in the learning of our students, in order to:
A. develop a Christian worldview that informs intellect, attitude, and behavior;
B. sharpen skills of critical thinking, reflection, and analysis, as well as linguistic and communication skills;
C. appreciate the sources, values and contributions of Latino cultures; and lead to the enhancement of the spiritual, social, and economic well-being of the individual, the family, and the community.
Esperanza College was birthed from a tugging at the heart to impact the lives of people beyond the Sunday morning pulpit. It was, and is, a college unique to any other; an institution of redemption, grace and hope. This tug was felt by a group of Hispanic pastors in North Philadelphia in 1982 as they rallied together to serve a community suffering from poverty, unstable housing, low educational attainment, and high crime. The result was the creation of the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia, and in 1987 they developed a non-profit organization called Nueva Esperanza Inc.
Hispanic Choice Awards Education Champion of the Year, 2011
2013 Examples of Excelencia Finalist