• 2015-gift-catalog

Sponsors and visitors share in many joyous moments

This year, Common Hope the pleasure of welcoming 47 visitors to our 2015 graduation celebration in Guatemala. Visitors came from all over the United States, many traveling to Guatemala for the first time. In fact, there were a lot of “firsts” over the course of the week! In Antigua, we hosted our first-ever Sponsorship Carnival, the mother of one […]

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Highlights from this year’s graduation celebration

This year, we celebrated as 147 students achieved their goal of graduation. For many, it was an emotional celebration as they reflected on all of the obstacles that they had to overcome. As they walked down the Pathway of Dreams in their caps and gowns, their smiles signified the hope of a bright future filled with open doors. A […]

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Math can be Fun! Conference helps teachers learn to make math fun and more understandable.

Teachers2Teachers-International and the Sacatepéquez State Education Department helped Common Hope sponsor its first-ever conference for primary school educators on teaching math. Program staff from Antigua, New Hope, and other educational non-profits were invited, along with representatives from all six of Common Hope’s Partner Schools. There were 125 educators in attendance for the two-day conference. The […]

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Running with purpose: Team Common Hope

Louise Iverson, Chicago-based Common Hope supporter, former long-term volunteer in Guatemala, and Community Outreach Team member, has challenged herself to run 35 miles in 4 races to fundraise for Common Hope. Louise has recently launched “Team Common Hope,” a new way for runners, walkers and triathletes of all ages to get the word out about […]

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13 Mothers graduate from the Early Stimulation program

  On Wednesday, we celebrated as 13 mothers and their babies graduated from the Early Stimulation program. This program teaches mothers of children ages 0 to 2 years techniques to stimulate their children’s development of language, motor skills, cognitive perceptions, and social abilities. Some of these techniques include: massaging their baby’s hands and feet, reading and singing […]

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