Mothers organize Family Fair to promote reading in Santa Catarina

The most crucial and influential years of education occur very early in a child’s life. Unfortunately, many impoverished students are already behind when they begin primary school because they haven´t been exposed to reading. First graders are expected to have basic reading and writing skills by the end of the year, yet one third of […]

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A surprise Skype visit makes a former sponsor’s dream come true

Sharon Harren has worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters for twenty years. As a gift of appreciation, the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff teamed up with Common Hope to fulfill one of Sharon’s biggest dreams: the chance to meet her formerly sponsored student, Victor Hugo. Sharon began her journey of sponsorship 24 years ago when […]

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Youth put skills into action to help peers in need

The Youth Support Program in Antigua provides academic and emotional support for 796 youth, helping to ensure that they reach their goal of graduating from high school. The program also plays a crucial role in achieving Common Hope’s long-term goals that youth develop critical thinking skills and possess the confidence, compassion, and organizational skills that […]

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Family & community milestones: A Father’s Day edition

Father’s Day is tomorrow in Guatemala and just a few days away in the U.S.! To celebrate, we would like to share the story of Don Florentín, a father in San Rafael El Arado who has instilled the importance of education in his children and encourages them to learn and grow everyday. Currently, all of his children are studying […]

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