Archive | July, 2012

A tale of two teachers

Andrea Aronson visited Guatemala recently and spent time volunteering in our Antigua preschool. She did so alongside the young woman she has sponsored since she was four years old. Now 21, Luly is completing her practicum at the preschool, the last step for her teaching degree. Andrea is a teacher herself and was very pleased […]

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We hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July celebrations with family and friends. Did you know that September 15th is Guatemalan Independence Day? Since it falls on a Saturday this year, we think it is a perfect day to celebrate Guatemalan culture and combine it with a celebration of the work of Common Hope. Guatemalans commemorate […]

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Trip highlights from chef Lia Huber

Sponsors Chris and Lia Huber just returned from their trip to Guatemala–and already, Lia has posted a great list of trip highlights on her website, Nourish Network. A professional chef, Lia shared her cooking skills with students on several occasions. Lia and Chris also helped with other volunteer tasks like helping build a house with […]

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Sponsor a Dream

We have 20 students with 20 dreams for what they want to be when they grow up. We need your help finding sponsors for them all. Meet the 20 students and help today. Illustrations by Jasmin Lai.

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Volunteer organizes health summit

A former long-term volunteer for Common Hope recently returned to Guatemala with new skills and resources to offer the country—a great example of how a legacy of volunteering can continue throughout one’s career. Nearly finished with her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas, Sarah Schwaller made the trip to organize a cervical […]

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