Archive | February, 2012

Bringing school fun home

We’ve shared a number of stories with you about the work our education promoters are doing in our partner schools. We’ve also shared about students who have made big improvements in conduct, attendance, and grades. Well, there’s another group of supporting actors in that success: our social workers. In San Rafael, social workers have begun […]

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Best Buy team experience, in photos

We talked last month about the great art fundraiser put on by volunteers from Best Buy, in advance of their Vision Team trips. Two teams from Best Buy will be traveling to Guatemala this year. The first went down earlier this month and took many beautiful photos of their experience. Thanks to the team for […]

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Target renews support

Common Hope was very fortunate to receive a renewal grant from Target this year. This is a United Way Worldwide grant on behalf of the generosity of Target. Target has funded our New Hope early childhood program since 2008. Members of Target-Guatemala came to the Antigua site to present the check to Mynor Lemus, New […]

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Lacing up

A young’n from San Rafael laces up before carrying his big bag of school supplies home. Photo from last Friday’s school supply day in San Rafael. Pictured with Britta, a member of the Best Buy Vision Team. For more on the Best Buy team’s work this past week, visit their photo diary and their Tumblr […]

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New homeowner in New Hope

“This house motivated me to do new things with my family. Now I have wanted to work to make my home prettier. My husband is very happy, and my children clean every day. Some days I wake up and I cannot believe it; I think it’s a dream to have a block house. Thanks to […]

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