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A great improvement, and a great show of thanks

A few weeks ago, we heard an inspiring story from Nineth Garcia, Scholarship Administration Manager. She shared about a momentous conversation and turn of events that she recently witnessed. It happened when single mother of eight, Doña Silvia Rogel, came to her office to turn in her daughter’s grades. Sara’s grades had improved significantly from […]

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Charlotte Noche Organizers

Noche de Colores a hit in Charlotte

Noche de Colores came to Charlotte, North Carolina on July 19, and it was a huge success. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 140 people dined on delicious tapas and shopped the Guatemalan market while enjoying music from the great Latin band Borinquen Sublime. Later on, the band was joined by salsa dancers who definitely got the […]

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Cole and Dina

The Garcia family on their “positive, full experience”

Elysia Garcia visited Guatemala earlier this year with her two sons, Avery and Cole. She served as a short-term volunteer, offering her skills as a bilingual preschool teacher, and along with her boys had a chance to visit sponsored student Dina. Elysia was very touched by the experience, seeing our programs in action and visiting […]

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In the kitchen with Vinicio: Jocon

We have a new recipe for you in our semi-monthly series with Vinicio, head chef for our food service in Guatemala. Trying out traditional Guatemala recipes is a way for you to experience and share Guatemalan culture with friends and family back home. This month’s recipe: Jocon, a kind of chicken stew with a green […]

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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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