Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, announces Emiliano Espino as a Community Health Educator for the organization.
As a Community Health Educator, Espino will be providing health education and resources to the low-income Latino community around Maricopa County, developing education programs that are culturally appropriate, and building strong relationships with local health leaders, senior centers, and community groups.
Espino’s position with Esperança comes after a year of service in AmeriCorps as a College Transition Specialist with the Be a Leader Foundation, a nonprofit organization that increases post-secondary education access and success.
His prior experience includes working to support Tobacco Free Arizona through an internship with the Arizona Department of Health Services and developing the 2017 Annual Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) Conference.
Espino is passionate about serving the community he grew up in, and addressing the health disparities and educational access that plague low-income communities of color.
He will graduate from Arizona State University with his Bachelor’s degree in Science of Health this fall.
Esperança, an Arizona-based global health nonprofit organization, is transforming lives on a local and global level. Its Phoenix-based program is uniquely positioned as the leader in providing health education and resources to Maricopa County’s most at-risk and under-served youth and adults through programs such as oral health, chronic disease prevention and management, nutrition, and parent ambassador training. Further, the organization works within some of the poorest communities in the world, including Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Mozambique and Ecuador, by coordinating volunteer surgical missions, ecological housing, disease prevention and education, food security and access to clean water. For more information, please visit: www.esperanca.org.