Preparing young ones for scholarly success in San Rafael

Every year, about one in three Guatemalan children fail first grade. Many of these students come from impoverished homes of parents with little education, most of whom are unable to provide their children with adequate stimulation—stunting their development and putting them at higher risk of failing once they do start school. This is especially true […]

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A pedagogical workshop in Antigua aids in developing math-teaching skills

Teachers2Teachers—International (T2T-I) partnered with Common Hope this past November by conducting a two-day workshop for educators that focused on mathematical pedagogy. Approximately twenty-five teachers from Antigua and New Hope participated in this workshop, along with Carlos Lopez Levia, Chadd McGlone and Karen Rothschild, the T2T-I members who facilitated this learning experience. Together, they worked in […]

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New ball court is dedicated in Antigua

On December 1, 2014, a new ball court at the Antigua site was dedicated to the youth of Guatemala in memory of John “Juan Antonio” Huebsch. Joining the intimate ceremony were a handful of staff members, a group of youth leaders, and Honorary Board member Ed Flaherty and his family, who have been instrumental in helping to […]

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Small company makes a big difference in Guatemala

Vision Team Makes a Difference in Guatemala and Back Home Network Access Products, a telecommunications company located in Ramsey with a staff of 43 people, has experienced a positive change in its office dynamic after seven of its members went down to Guatemala on a Vision Team from November 30th-December 7th of 2014. Tom Koll, […]

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In the Kitchen with Vinicio: Ponche de Frutas

Happy holidays from all of us at Common Hope! For this edition of In the Kitchen with Vinico, we’re sharing a classic Guatemalan drink called Ponche de Frutas (hot fruit punch). Traditionally, it’s served on Christmas Eve. It’s sweet, delicious, and very easy to make. Cheers! Ingredients 1 pineapple 1 papaya 4 apples 4 oz […]

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A fond farewell to 5 amazing long-term volunteers

From Development & Hospitality Manager, Lisa Hetzel (Para leer en Español, haga click aquí) As we get closer to the end of the year, the time comes to say goodbye to a fabulous group of volunteers… Teresa has left a mark on the youth with her leadership, creativity and artistic abilities. Lauren has been an […]

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