WHO WE ARE
A New Hope Consulting (ANH) is a firm of progressive consultants working in collaboration with clients to advance political power for Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and working class communities through progressive philanthropic practice and grassroots capacity building. ANH is the reincarnation of Dancing Hearts Consulting (DHC), originally launched in 2017 by Esperanza K. Tervalon—the first Black woman to run a 501c3, c4 and PAC formation focused on turning out voters of color in the US.
MEET OUR TEAM
FOUNDER & CEO
Esperanza K. Tervalon
Esperanza K. Tervalon (she/they) is a daughter of East Oakland California and Black activist parents. Esperanza is the first woman of color to lead a 501c3, 501c4, and PAC collaborative civic engagement formation focused on mobilizing progressive voters of color in the United States and has built a solid reputation as a savvy electoral strategist, seasoned political organizer, and civic engagement innovator. Learn more.
Lauren Gottfredson (she/her) is a people-centered and collaborative program leader, focused on community-supportive funding, trust-based philanthropy, and convening and facilitating programs through a racial equity lens. During her time with United Way, she managed multiple fund programs, including the Oregon Census Equity Fund, a $9.5M public-private fund supporting the hard-to-count campaign We Count Oregon. Learn more.
PERLA MEDINA LUCIO
Perla Medina Alvarez Lucio (she/ella) is a decade-long community advocate in Oregon. She has dedicated her efforts to a range of initiatives and policies, beginning as a youth and student organizer. Her advocacy expanded to lobbying on behalf of higher education students and assuming roles such as field director for the We Count Oregon campaign, executive director for Oregon Voice, and numerous consultancy positions. Learn more.
Jalissa Fletcher (she/her) is a dedicated community advocate from Atlanta, Georgia, by way of Houston, Texas. Her grassroots organizing journey began with efforts to increase awareness of reproductive justice framework. Her dynamic contributions, rooted in collaboration and community, have spanned diverse realms including abolition, public safety innovation, climate action, and electoral progress. Learn more.
WHAT WE DO
A New Hope Consulting partners with changemakers to cultivate flourishing institutions, design and execute innovative campaigns for social change, and reimagine philanthropic leadership, investments, and impacts. Our work strives to support an equitable and thriving democracy that is led by, represents, and serves BIPOC and working class communities.
"ANH is committed to supporting institutions and leaders to be radically accountable, personally congruent, and in alignment with their HOW (not just their why).
We work tirelessly to be in congruent alignment; which means we speak, act and do our work with the purpose, process, and principles established at the inception of our partnership. Ultimately, we care about people as much as the outcome."
- Esperanza K. Tervalon
A New Hope Consulting CEO
"The Cascade Society training was one of the best trainings I have attended. The political framework created a deep political bond between participants that has continued on for more than a year after the training. Building deep and meaningful relationships is so important for good political organizing and it has served me well on candidate and issue campaigns as Political Director of APANO."
Marshel Hirschfield, Political Director