Archive | August, 2014

A young supporter ties his Guatemalan heritage to his Mitzvah Project to benefit Common Hope

Landrey Bryan Heumann began attending religious school at the age of 5, started learning Hebrew in 4th grade, and participated in 6 months of intensive classes–all in preparation for his big day. As his Bar Mitzvah approached, he had to make a choice about what he wanted to do for his Mitzvah Project. The word “mitzvah” […]

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A great improvement, and a great show of thanks

A few weeks ago, we heard an inspiring story from Nineth Garcia, Scholarship Administration Manager. She shared about a momentous conversation and turn of events that she recently witnessed. It happened when single mother of eight, Doña Silvia Rogel, came to her office to turn in her daughter’s grades. Sara’s grades had improved significantly from […]

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Charlotte Noche Organizers

Noche de Colores a hit in Charlotte

Noche de Colores came to Charlotte, North Carolina on July 19, and it was a huge success. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 140 people dined on delicious tapas and shopped the Guatemalan market while enjoying music from the great Latin band Borinquen Sublime. Later on, the band was joined by salsa dancers who definitely got the […]

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In the kitchen with Vinicio: Jocon

We have a new recipe for you in our semi-monthly series with Vinicio, head chef for our food service in Guatemala. Trying out traditional Guatemala recipes is a way for you to experience and share Guatemalan culture with friends and family back home. This month’s recipe: Jocon, a kind of chicken stew with a green […]

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