A celebration of our 2014 high school graduates

On November 8th, we celebrated graduation with 144 young men and women who achieved their goal of a high school degree—most of them the first in their families to reach that level of education. There are many obstacles that could have stood in the way of these students reaching that goal; fortunately, with support from […]

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An emotional visit 15 years in the making

Toni Pflueger and her daughters Sara and Becky traveled to Antigua earlier this November to attend Common Hope’s graduation ceremony. It was Sara’s second trip to Guatemala, but the first for Toni and Becky. All three felt that attending graduation was an exciting opportunity, one that doesn’t come around often. To make their trip even […]

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First Common Hope graduate from San Rafael

This year’s graduation in Guatemala was a very special time for many, perhaps even more so for Luis Angel Canel Vasquez and his family. Luis is from San Rafael, a predominantly indigenous community where completing junior high is uncommon let alone high school. He is the very first Common Hope student from this community to […]

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One Gift, Many Smiles: Shop our 2014 Gift Catalog!

Our 2014 Gift Catalog is now available online! Many of you will also be receiving a print copy, so be sure to watch your mail this week. The Gift Catalog is the perfect way to celebrate the blessings in our lives by sharing with those in need. Honor your friends and family by making a […]

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In the Kitchen with Vinicio: Salsa Picante

Who’s ready to spice up their next meal? This easy recipe for salsa picante can be tailored to fit your individual spice preference, whether you like it more on the mild side or want to really kick it up a notch. Vinicio’s recipe for salsa picante is one that both staff and visitors have requested […]

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Our school supply container is on its way to Guate

As many of you know, in July we launched our first-ever national school supply drive with the goal of collecting enough supplies to fill a 20-foot container, or approximately 10 pallets. This exciting opportunity to ship a container was made possible thanks in part to our friends at Hope Haven International, who generously offered to […]

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