In Loving Memory of John “Juan Antonio” Huebsch

  Dearest friends, It’s with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of John Huebsch, whose family founded Common Hope. John, or Juan Antonio as he was fondly known in Guatemala, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 in the woods of Minnesota, a place he loved. His sudden, unexpected death has hit our […]

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LAHC Supply Drive

Latin American Heritage Camp collects thousands of supplies

Families from the Latin American Heritage Camp gave very generously to students in Guatemala this year. For one, seven new families signed on to sponsor students, bringing the total Common Hope sponsors at camp to 31. Then, families donated and packed thousands of school supplies for Common Hope students, as part of an activity where […]

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Cheerleading Formation

Cheerleading, football, and fútbol

The Vision Team from West Islip High School in New York did a fun activity with the youth group while they were in Guatemala. Girls on the Vision Team are cheerleaders back home, so they shared some cheers and techniques with the girls of our youth group. Boys on the team play football, the American […]

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emelin-elba

Movie filmed in Guatemala inspires a girls’ leadership activity

Last Friday, the girls’ leadership group watched an inspiring movie called ¡PODER! This powerful short film, produced by Let Girls Lead and directed by Lisa Russell, is based on the true story of two indigenous Mayan girls from Guatemala named Emelin and Elba who fought for their rights and transformed their community. Emelin and Elba were […]

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New Hope students join global student photo project

New Hope students had the opportunity this spring to participate in a global photo project called Show Me Your School. Students from 23 elementary schools in 11 countries across five continents participated, including schools in China, France, Ghana, Australia, India, and of course Guatemala. The goal was for these students from all parts of the world to connect […]

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