Creative, Inclusive Teachers Matter

In Guatemala, one out of every three first graders fails and has to repeat first grade. But at New Hope School, it is rare to see a first grader repeat the year. What makes New Hope School stand apart from other schools in Guatemala? MORE THAN ACADEMICS Having taught at New Hope School for four […]

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Meet Michelle, Housing Program Coordinator

In March we welcomed a new member to the Hospitality team in Guatemala. Michelle is working as a long-term volunteer serving the organization as the Housing Program Coordinator. Learn a little more about Michelle’s background and what she wants people back home to know about her experience. Name: Michelle Angela Frei Position: Coordinadora del programa […]

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Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week

Common Hope is very lucky to have such dedicated supporters and collaborators in our work. We have an important mission and commitment to the children and families in Guatemala, and we rely on the dedication of our all-star volunteers in the U.S. and Guatemala to help us reach our goals. This week we want to […]

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Nurturing Parenting Program Grows

23 participants took part in a special new training developed to expand the capacity of the Nurturing Parenting Program in 2017. Nurturing Parenting teaches parenting techniques and strategies for more stable home environments for children and families Common Hope serves. Started at the Antigua site and known in Spanish as Crianza con Cariño, parents participate in […]

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Woman. Guatemalan. Graduate. IT Manager

Patty de Leon has accepted the promotion to IT Manager, a position that is an integral part of the Guatemala country leadership team and manages the organization’s information and technology systems. As IT Manager, Patty is responsible for all internal network systems, databases, homework center technology and telephone systems. De Leon will lead all technological […]

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