ESPERANZA ACADEMY is a tuition-free, independent middle school in the Episcopal tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races and cultures from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Esperanza's mission is to inspire its students to become active learners and responsible global citizens. We empower and prepare our girls to meet challenges with courage, integrity, and respect.
The school is 100% privately funded and relies on the generosity of its donors.
Episcopal Diocese Awards Grant to Esperanza Academy and Mission Partners
Merrimack Valley Mission Hub to Create and Expand After-School Enrichment Programs
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts announced it has awarded a five-year Mission Hub Grant to the Merrimack Valley Mission Hub, a joint collaboration of Esperanza Academy, Trinity Church Haverhill, Grace Church in Lawrence, and St. John’s and St. Anne’s churches in Lowell that will create and/or augment after-school education and enrichment programs for grammar-school age children in Lawrence, Haverhill, and Lowell.
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts provides Mission Hub Grants of up to $1.2 million to collaboratives of three or more parishes and organizations committed to implementing a service or ministry project within their communities that create real and lasting change towards social justice, dignity, and peace.
“We are honored and proud to have been asked to collaborate with Trinity, Grace, St. Anne’s, and St. John’s parishes on a project to increase educational and enrichment opportunities for the children of our communities,” said Esperanza Academy’s Head of School Chris Wilson. “This is an exciting opportunity for Esperanza Academy to share our proven educational expertise to enrich and help improve the lives of children beyond our campus.”
The Episcopal Diocese created Mission Hubs to foster partnerships between regional area parishes that may otherwise not collaborate through the mutuality of shared mission. The Diocese hopes these Mission Hubs will enrich, change, and enliven the communities they serve and, that as a Mission Hubs evolve, additional ministries and possibilities will emerge. Funding for Mission Hubs comes from the diocese’s recent Together Now fundraising campaign.
Representatives from Christ Church Andover, St James, Amesbury, and the School of Theology of Boston University have been integral in the planning phase