Archive | February, 2010

Staying the course to graduation

Another story that demonstrates the difference Common Hope’s integrated programs make in the lives of youth at risk of dropping out of school—thanks to your support. Heidy, 19, comes from a stable home environment. Yet her path to high school graduation was shaken when she got pregnant in early 2009. With the support of Common […]

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A Guatemalan tradition

Last Saturday, Common Hope staff and friends built a carpet outside the Family Development Center in Antigua. Such carpets, called alfombras, are typically made out of flower petals, sawdust, pine needles, and sometimes fruits and vegetables. Many times, carpet builders work through the night in preparation for a procession of people, who walk over the […]

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A leader emerges

Here is another student profile that speaks well to the difference Common Hope’s integrated programs make in the lives of youth at risk of dropping out of school. Jonathan and his family have been affiliated with Common Hope for over ten years.  When he reached adolescence, Jonathan developed a rebellious attitude and began failing classes […]

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