Archive | November, 2009

Some of the things we’re thankful for

by Lisa Hetzel, Human Resources Director In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. last week, I thought I’d carry on my family’s tradition of going around the table and asking each person, “What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” Below, I report the answers from some of Common Hope’s long-term volunteers, who reflected […]

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Having a bake sale

Now that students are on summer vacation, it is more important than ever to have planned activities to keep them off the streets. Staff from the youth and mentorship programs organized a cookie baking activity last week. The youth sold the cookies to visitors and employees at the Antigua site and plan to use the […]

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

by Kate Lucas Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit in on the “Lucitas en el Camino” (Lights on the Path) group.  The group provides children with difficult home environments a place for play and self-expression. Patty, the facilitator, read several stories, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and another story I had never heard about […]

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An ending and a beginning

by Kate Lucas After high school graduation last Saturday, I was talking with several staff and supporters about how moving the ceremony was, witnessing over 100 seniors and five San Rafael six graders stand up to be acknowledged for an achievement few in their families and communities had achieved.  It was quite a sight. Someone […]

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A drop on the rock every day

by Kate Lucas On a visit to New Hope today, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a visit with a student named Natalie and her Sponsor, Deb McNally. Though Natalie was a bit shy, the two smiled and laughed as they talked about family, friends, and school. Deb presented Natalie with a book […]

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