Youth put skills into action to help peers in need

The Youth Support Program in Antigua provides academic and emotional support for 796 youth, helping to ensure that they reach their goal of graduating from high school. The program also plays a crucial role in achieving Common Hope’s long-term goals that youth develop critical thinking skills and possess the confidence, compassion, and organizational skills that […]

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Family & community milestones: A Father’s Day edition

Father’s Day is tomorrow in Guatemala and just a few days away in the U.S.! To celebrate, we would like to share the story of Don Florentín, a father in San Rafael El Arado who has instilled the importance of education in his children and encourages them to learn and grow everyday. Currently, all of his children are studying […]

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A small town in South Dakota has a big heart for our mission

Frederick, South Dakota, a small town of roughly 250 residents, is home to a group of people who are making a difference for our families in Guatemala. Teresa Hermodson-Olsen, our Sponsorship Coordinator in the St. Paul office, traveled there last month to get the word out about Common Hope, child sponsorship and our 2015 School Supply […]

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Meet long-term volunteer Maria Jose Mendoza

Interested in volunteering with Common Hope in Guatemala? Maria is the one you want to talk to! As the Volunteer Coordinator, Maria organizes all of the short-term volunteer activities. She works closely with the rest of the Hospitality Team to ensure that all of our volunteers have a rewarding and engaging experience. Read on to learn […]

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