Archive | February, 2015

Meet long-term volunteer Heather White

If you’re Guatemala-bound this year, you will most likely meet Heather, our Team Coordinator. Read the Q and A below to learn about how she got involved with Common Hope, her hopes for the future and more! Position: Team Coordinator Time with CH: 3 months Favorite Spanish phrase (and it’s meaning in English): “Buena onda” […]

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Big smiles for a new dental chair in Antigua’s clinic

Early this month, we received a new dental chair in our Antigua clinic thanks to Saul Ovalle! Saul is a Pediatric DDS who was raised in Antigua and now resides in Minnesota. Saul completed his dentistry degree in Guatemala and continued his specialization at the University of Minnesota. His family still lives in Antigua and […]

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Thank you to everyone who made our 2014 School Supply Container Project a success

As we start 2015 with high hopes and enthusiasm, we reflect on the generosity of our donors who graciously gave in 2014 to make our School Supply Container Project such a success. We began this project last July with a goal to fill an entire 20-foot container with supplies, an opportunity that was made possible thanks in […]

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Photos from School Supply Days in Guatemala

In mid January, Common Hope held the annual Días de Útiles, or School Supply Days, in San Rafael, San Miguel Milpas Altas, New Hope and Antigua. Each year, Common Hope provides approximately 3,300 school supply bags, which contain everything children need for the school year–that’s about 12,000 pencils, 3,400 pairs of scissors and 19,200 pens! The combined […]

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Target visits students at New Hope and presents renewed grant

  Since 2008, Target has provided funding to our Early Childhood Initiative in New Hope, which gives preschool and first grade children access to quality education, as well as the academic and emotional support they need to excel in the classroom. Not only has Target awarded generous grants to the program for the past eight years, […]

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