A daughter’s legacy: The gift of education

Barb and Gary Strandemo have a true love for Guatemala, and perhaps their deepest connection is through their daughters, Ana and Rosa, whom they adopted from there. Tragically and unexpectedly, their youngest daughter, Ana, passed away a couple years ago. Ana had recently graduated from college at the time of her passing; graduating was an […]

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Thank you, dear volunteers. You made our year.

All of us at Common Hope feel extremely fortunate to collaborate with such wonderful, dedicated volunteers. We know that without them, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the same results that we are seeing today. National Volunteer Week is April 12-18, and we think it’s the perfect opportunity to highlight all the great work our volunteers […]

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In the Kitchen with Vinicio: Guatemalan Enchiladas

As we leave winter behind and say hello to spring, we’d like to share a delicious recipe for Guatemalan enchiladas in this edition of In the Kitchen with Vinicio. It’s the perfect dish for warm weather and it can be made vegetarian-friendly, too! Bon appétit! Or as they say in Guatemala, ¡Buen provecho!  What you […]

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Rotary members visit Guatemala & interact with students benefitting from Club gifts & District 5950 grant

In October 2014, Rotary members from District 5950 came together and were awarded a matching grant to purchase school supplies for students in Guatemala who are affiliated with Common Hope. The District 5950 clubs who participated in the project included Buffalo, Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale, Edina Noon, Minneapolis City of Lakes, Minneapolis South, Minneapolis Uptown, St. Louis Park Sunrise, […]

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