Casa de Esperanza (CDE), non-profit in Houston, TX, provides residential care to children that are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. The children’s ages range from infant to age six, and care is provided in their neighborhoods by CDE’s Hands of Hope interns. CDE’s interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, often join for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship). CDE provides on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join CDE from all over the United States to be part of CDE’s internship program. Information about CDE’s internships may be found here.
Interns in Casa de Esperanza’s program gain valuable experience that can be relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable groups of children.