Greetings Common Hope friends! It is with great pleasure that I can say that I am officially part of the Common Hope/Familias de Esperanza team. I kicked off my days with orientation and training, as well as embarking on planning for 2017. It has been incredible to be exposed to the work of my colleagues […]
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A natural leader, Pratiksha Tonpe is a State Director for the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), a nationwide honors organization that invites high school students from around the country to use their knowledge for the betterment of the global community. As a State Director, one of Pratiksha’s responsibilities is to execute a NSHSS statewide […]
This past April, the Mount Olive Lutheran Church Vision Team visited Guatemala and one of their team members, Connie Marty, came ready to share a thoughtful jewelry project with the Antigua Youth Program. Connie founded Strands of Hope, an organization that makes beautiful jewelry featuring a pendent with two hearts woven together. Each piece of […]
In April, more than 200 Common Hope students gathered for the 5th annual Youth Summit at the Antigua site. This year’s summit was extra special, with youth from all four sites (Antigua, New Hope, San Rafael, and San Miguel Milpas Altas) participating in the activities. The main goal of the summit was to have a space for […]
When asked what seasons Guatemala has, I’ve often answered, “rainy and dry season and each lasts six months.” I recently decided to reframe my answer. The other day as I drove the road between the neighborhood I have lived most of my life to the place that I have worked for nearly half of my […]