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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The World Cup inspires Día de la Familia at New Hope

New Hope School hosts an annual celebration called Día de la Familia, or Day of the Family. It’s a special day set aside for fun and games, but also for recognizing the importance of family and encouraging parents to get involved at the school. The celebration continues to grow in popularity, and this year there […]

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Día del Niño

  Día del Niño (Day of the Child) is celebrated worldwide on October 1st. Common Hope celebrated this special occasion on September 27th at our Antigua site and on October 5th in a local town called Hermano Pedro. And what a fun celebration it was! In Antigua, the children enjoyed many exciting activities including balloon […]

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Vocational baking class helps 11 students discover hidden talents

  Every Saturday, 11 students gather together to practice their craft and learn new skills. Enrolled in a new vocational baking class, the kitchen is their classroom, where they discover talents they didn’t know they had. The students had their first opportunity to showcase their new-found talents to their family, friends, and classmates at a cake […]

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In the kitchen with Vinicio: Hilachas

September 15th is Guatemala Independence Day. What better way to celebrate than by cooking a traditional Guatemalan dish? This month, Chef Vinicio shares his recipe for Hilachas, a staff favorite. Ingredients 1 lb of shreddable meat or skirt steak 3 cloves of garlic, whole 1 onion, whole 6 tomatoes, whole 10 tomatillos 1 guaque chili […]

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