Archive | November, 2013


Guatemala portraits win award

Big congrats to Buck Holzemer, the photographer behind those beautiful, iconic portraits of our Common Hope students. For this work, Buck recently won third place in Fine Art Portrait for the International Photography Awards! According to the IPA, the awards set out “to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover new and […]

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Snapshots from Graduation 2013

Graduation is a very special time in Guatemala, when our students reach an achievement that is still so rare in their country. Share in the excitement of last week’s festivities with these snapshots from the big day.  

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Loobys with Marie

Q and A with mother-daughter sponsors

Mary Ann and Emma Looby sponsored Marie nine years ago, when both Marie and Emma were in third grade. Marie graduated this November, so the Loobys came down to celebrate with her. While in Guatemala they also signed on to sponsor two new students, Ana and Anibel. They sat down with Erin Treinen, Grants & […]

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A model graduate

After a bout of meningitis when he was young, Miguel Fernando Hernandez sustained damage to his eyes. Ever since, he has been slowly losing his eyesight—but this has not held him back one bit. Miguel finished his teaching practicum this fall and will graduate from high school on time this year. Access to individualized attention […]

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