Dominican Sisters of Peace Associate Yahaira Rose Honored for Hispanic Heritage Month

Dominican Sisters of Peace Associate and Martin de Porres Center Director Yahaira Rose, left, is awarded the Esperanza 2022 de la Comunidad Award by Stephanie Cedeno and Nora Yepes.

Dominican Sisters of Peace Associate Yahaira Rose and the group that she founded, Proyecto Mariposas, were honored with the Esperanza 2022 Community Award by the Columbus Latine/Hispanic Heritage Month Committee on October 15, 2022, in Columbus, OH.

The Esperanza de la Comunidad Award is awarded to an organization that promotes the well-being of the Latine/Hispanic community and is led by the Latine/Hispanic community. Organizations recognized with this award advocate for the Central Ohio Latine/Hispanic community and provide services and opportunities that ensure the betterment of the community.

Founded in 2011, The Proyecto Mariposas provides an environment of learning, sharing, and support to Latina Girls and their mothers. The organization works to build self-esteem, encourage risk-taking and create a community of love and learning among Columbus, OH, Latina girls ages 2-17. Founder Yahaira Rose is also the Director of one the Dominican Sisters of Peace ministries, The Martin de Porres Center.

In her acceptance speech on behalf of Proyecto Mariposas, Yahaira said, “The Esperanza Award highlights the potential of our community and especially the potential women and girls have in Columbus. We are so thankful to the Martin de Porres and Dominicans Sister of Peace for providing a safe space for girls to learn and thrive.”



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2 responses to “Dominican Sisters of Peace Associate Yahaira Rose Honored for Hispanic Heritage Month

  1. Yahaira, what a wonderful honor for you and for us. Congratulations for all that you do. The Dominican Associates of Peace are doing great things. I thank you for your desire to reach out to people. Thank you.

    Cecelia AmendoliaOPA

  2. Felicidades y Bendiciones , Yahaira. Dios te de fuerza y animo para seguir adelante con este gran ministerio y bendiga tambien a todas quien ayudas.

    Con carino,
    Hermana Esther

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