Archive | November, 2012

Congrats y saludos a Los Tigres

A big group of Common Hope staff participated in a soccer tournament this fall, with various departments competing. The tournament stretched over two months and was met with great enthusiasm by players and fans alike. The champions were Los Tigres, a mix of social work, hospitality, construction, and operations employees, who won against Los Inmunes, […]

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Thank you for Giving to the Max

Thanks to all who supported Common Hope during Give to the Max Day this year. Because of your generous support, we finished in 15th place, despite being smaller than many of the participating nonprofits. Today we got a surprise call from GiveMN letting us know that we received a $1,000 prize grant for finishing 15th! […]

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Giving thanks in Guatemala

We had our Thanksgiving lunch yesterday here at Common Hope in Antigua. About 20 people joined in, a mix of employees, volunteers, friends, a couple of kids, and one dog. The group included people from the US, Canada, Scotland, Belgium, Mexico, and Guatemala. Jeff Barnes, Director of Strategic Planning, did most of the cooking—two big […]

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Four sibling duos graduate

Graduation season is upon us in Guatemala, culminating with the Common Hope graduation ceremony on Saturday, November 10. This year, we celebrated 146 high school graduates from Antigua and New Hope, 11 junior high grads from San Miguel Milpas Altas, 21 sixth grade grads from San Rafael, and 8 graduates from university. One notable subset […]

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$500 for 50 kids on a 50th birthday

Just before the school year wrapped up in Guatemala, the 279 children of New Hope School enjoyed a special field trip. The kids went to Mundo Petapa, an amusement park in Guatemala City, and they had a fabulous time. The excursion was funded in part by sponsor donations to the Gift Fund, while the costs […]

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All are fine at Common Hope after quake

Some of you may have heard that there was a strong earthquake (7.4) off the coast of Guatemala today. While it was strongly felt in Antigua, everyone is fine at Common Hope and the communities we serve. Our thoughts are with those in the affected areas! More details: United States Geological Survey – Earthquake Map […]

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