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Celebrating Victories Esperanza Community Services’ Celebrating Victories Gala has become a premier annual event across Chicagoland in support of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Guests enjoy a terrific meal and cocktails, bid on one-of-a-kind auction items and art, and strengthen meaningful connections to the people Esperanza serves. Read More

Esperanza’s Gourmet Fudge is BACK! Esperanza’s Gourmet Fudge is crafted in small batches according to Chef Jackie Shen’s recipe, which features quality ingredients like Callebaut Belgian chocolate. The fudge is packaged and labeled by the developmentally disabled participants of Esperanza Community Services as a way for them to develop vocational skills and stay connected to the community. Read More

Fall Arts FestFall Arts Fest Friday, November 15 6-8pm at Esperanza Community Services Art – Drinks & Appetizers – Fun! Presented by the participants of Esperanza’s WorkReady vocational program. Browse and purchase artwork by Esperanza artists and participate in live art collaborations ...Read More


The Third Annual Masquerade MadnessSaturday, October 19, 8-11pm The Esperanza Community Services Associate Board invites you to attend their annual costume party, Masquerade Madness! This extravaganza benefits Esperanza’s work to support children and adults with developmental disabilities to become as independent as possible. Join ...Read More

From the blog

45 Years Esperanza Community Services01/31/14

This year is a milestone for Esperanza Community Services. It marks our 45th year of supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities to become as independent as possible. Esperanza was founded in 1969 in response to the lack of services 2 months, 16 days ago. read More


Esperanza WorkReady participants Tabitha (left) and Edwin (right) with Carolyn Minor of Julius Meinl Coffee. The fantastic folks at Julius Meinl opened their doors to WorkReady participants so they could tour the facilities and learn from their baristas. Tabitha is 3 months, 24 days ago. read More