Honoring Aixa Alfonso

Esperanza Community Services is excited to announce the 2022 honoree of the Bobby Reyes Award: Aixa Alfonso Dr. Alfonso served on the board of Esperanza for over twenty years, championing the Esperanza art program. The student pieces hanging in her home testify to the love Dr. Alfonso has for the Esperanza family. Dr. Alfonso, a …

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Celebrating Jose’s achievements this Autism Awareness Month

Jose is just like any other young boy: active, curious, and playful. Jose loves riding his bike, jumping on the trampoline, and playing with his brother Avery. Jose was diagnosed with autism at age 2 ½, experiencing significant challenges that Jose’s previous school could not address. Additionally, due to the challenges with José’s diagnosis, Alisa, …

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Associate Board Members Wanted

Esperanza is looking for passionate professionals in their 20’s and 30’s to join our Associate Board! The Associate Board is a leadership group made up of young professionals who, through their own time, talent and resources, help expand the capacity and advance the mission of Esperanza. Members will plan initiatives and events, and help connect …

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Volunteer Board Members Wanted

Esperanza Community Services is seeking well-connected leaders who are passionate about helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Chicago.

Giving Thanks

Dear Friends & Families of Esperanza Community Services, It was another eventful and challenging year at Esperanza Community Services. The lasting effects of the pandemic continue to limit community access, threaten funding, and create barriers for the people we serve. But despite those obstacles, you helped us, and we were able to continue providing our …

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Introducing Jayne Drew, Esperanza’s new CEO

Dear Esperanza Family and Friends, The Board of Directors of Esperanza Community Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayne Drew as Chief Executive Officer effective December 21, 2021. Jayne brings over 30 years of professional experience spanning various industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and nonprofit sectors. Jayne has led several multi-million-dollar …

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