Culture Heals, Cultura Cura 
 

If we want unity, we must create 

opportunities for culture to be celebrated.

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Araceli Esparza helps companies and nonprofits build bridges with donors and audiences to create authentic strategies that have a positive impact on marginalized communities.

 

"I help move the diversity and inclusion movement through speaking engagements, strategic outreach consulting, and intersectionality workshops. I use social-emotional learning techniques to create an inclusive workshop environment."

We help create authentic connections that have a positive impact.

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A little bit of Dairy, a Midwest heart, and a lot of Salsa.

I am a first-generation Latina born and raised in Wisconsin. I bet you didn’t think there were any Mexicans in Wisconsin, but we are actually the third-largest population, after white and Black people. As the Latino population grew in Wisconsin, so did the occurrences of the festivals, businesses, art, and nuances that make up our culture.

 

Growing up in the Midwest, I was keenly aware that my name and family were different. This experience, and others, provided me with the unique advantage to observe how groups of people interacted in similar, yet segregated, spaces. I am a natural cultural connector, storyteller, event planner, and creative.

Using my experience and connections of over 15 years in both the public and non-profit sector, I have raised thousands of dollars for non-profit efforts, delivered quality workshops, provided professional mentorship to Women of Color, and have been published in several anthologies. I am fiercely committed to creating spaces where meaningful energy is being exchanged, social change begins with getting to know your whole story, and ideas are being amplified. 

 

 Curating ideas from the social justice movement.

 Cultivating actions from donors and their audiences.

 Connecting hearts from grassroots movements to corporations.

A few of the top issues that I care about and offer my expertise on are:

  • The funding gap within nonprofits

  • The need to upskill Latinas in the tech sector and communications industry

  • Increasing the earning potential of Latinas and Women of Color across sectors

  • How you can help transform people's lives through social capital and crowdfunding