Esperanza welcomes its 19th class of Community Health Promoters!
On Jan 21, 2015, 25 community residents and leaders embarked on a six-month training program to become Community Health Promoters. Our bilingual participants will learn about topics including cultural competency, chronic diseases and disease management, sexuality, health disparities, barriers to care, and many more topics relevant to the South LA community.
Classes are held three times a week and engage program participants in dynamic and participatory learning methods. At the end of the training program, each participant will complete a group project where they teach about a chosen health topic to the entire class. Utilizing the skills and learning methods they have acquired in the six-month training program, class participants will have to teach and translate critical health information to a group of eager learners!
To date, Esperanza Community Housing has graduated over 438 Community Health Promoters. Many of our graduates work for community-based organizations, community health clinics, or hospitals. All of our graduates are empowered and educated community leaders that have an interest in serving, improving, and educating their families and community.
We are so proud of each and every one of our graduates, especially the promotores in training. Continue to build hope through community!