As vacation rental professionals, we have a responsibility to give back to the communities that sustain us. And on this blog, all my ‘for profit’ training experiences are tied to my non-profit Esperanza Social Venture Club.

When you invest in your VR success through our Inner Circle community, you’re not only helping yourself, but you’re also helping support our gang intervention and reintegration program in the historic district of Casco Viejo. It’s incredible how many of the lessons I use in business were learned on the streets with these young men.

Below you will find four once-gang-affiliated groups who are now working and starting their own businesses:







If you’d like to discuss a giving-back opportunity in your region, I am always interested in helping in these areas.

This could range from “how can I start giving back to my community?” to a specific initiative you have in mind.

Simply hit reply to any of my emails and let me know!

You can also check out our new vacation rental philanthropy project: The Star Throwers