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 and in 1987, they developed a non-profit organization, called Nueva Esperanza Inc.

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Esperanza is expanding it's programs from the classroom to wherever is convienent our students through new online classes.


Our Christian Ministry program is available fully online as of January 2016. The goal of the online Christian Ministry program is to reach those wishing to further their skills and knowledge to better their work in their communities, while not removing them from their ministries.

Learn more about our Christian Ministry program and the admissions process online, or contact Marcos Crespo, one of our admissions counselors, at 215-324-0746 x255 or mcrespo@esperanza.us.