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Esperanza San Felipe is a program of Fundacion Calicanto that invests in the development and entrepreneurial endeavors of Casco Viejo’s ex-gang members because we’ve seen the results that it has on their lives and our city.

The program was born out of Calicanto’s mission protect the human heritage of Casco Viejo, which caused us to ask a simple question:  “If we don’t tackle the gang problem in our community, who will?”  Simply allowing the problem to be exported to another community through gentrification was not an option for us. Though gang members and young men on the periphery of gangs occupy the outermost margins of society, they are still part of our community, and therefore part of our mandate.

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