It was don Gumer’s last day on Friday, November 29, after serving Common Hope as a social worker for more than 15 years. Below is an excerpt from the goodbye letter he sent to staff on his last day. For you with love: I would like to say goodbye, first of all by saying […]
Big congrats to Buck Holzemer, the photographer behind those beautiful, iconic portraits of our Common Hope students. For this work, Buck recently won third place in Fine Art Portrait for the International Photography Awards! According to the IPA, the awards set out “to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover new and […]
El Faro clinic, our health care partner in San Rafael el Arado, received a fresh coat of paint last week thanks to Buffalo Rotary Club. Buffalo Rotary donated the paint and a group of Rotary and Allina Health members spent a day painting the building. El Faro staff appreciated the help and was happy to see a new, clean look […]
Graduation is a very special time in Guatemala, when our students reach an achievement that is still so rare in their country. Share in the excitement of last week’s festivities with these snapshots from the big day.
Mary Ann and Emma Looby sponsored Marie nine years ago, when both Marie and Emma were in third grade. Marie graduated this November, so the Loobys came down to celebrate with her. While in Guatemala they also signed on to sponsor two new students, Ana and Anibel. They sat down with Erin Treinen, Grants & […]
After a bout of meningitis when he was young, Miguel Fernando Hernandez sustained damage to his eyes. Ever since, he has been slowly losing his eyesight—but this has not held him back one bit. Miguel finished his teaching practicum this fall and will graduate from high school on time this year. Access to individualized attention […]