The Youth Support Program in Antigua provides academic and emotional support for 796 youth, helping to ensure that they reach their goal of graduating from high school. The program also plays a crucial role in achieving Common Hope’s long-term goals that youth develop critical thinking skills and possess the confidence, compassion, and organizational skills that […]
Archive | June, 2015
A group of high school women from Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois organized a toiletry drive for Common Hope’s families as part of their service project. These young ladies are members of the Women’s Club, a philanthropic, volunteer-based group that focuses on impacting women in both a national and international setting. They […]
Father’s Day is tomorrow in Guatemala and just a few days away in the U.S.! To celebrate, we would like to share the story of Don Florentín, a father in San Rafael El Arado who has instilled the importance of education in his children and encourages them to learn and grow everyday. Currently, all of his children are studying […]
Chef Vinicio, Doña Teresa, and Doña Olinda have been busy in the kitchen preparing some tasty Guatemalan dishes! This month we are sharing their recipe for Caldo de Res or Beef Stew. You may be thinking, “Hmm, beef stew in the summer time?” But this isn’t the type of hearty stew you make on a cold […]
Frederick, South Dakota, a small town of roughly 250 residents, is home to a group of people who are making a difference for our families in Guatemala. Teresa Hermodson-Olsen, our Sponsorship Coordinator in the St. Paul office, traveled there last month to get the word out about Common Hope, child sponsorship and our 2015 School Supply […]
This is my very first year at school and I am studying in kindergarten. In Guatemala, school starts in January and goes through October. My favorite activity in school is singing and one day I hope to be a teacher.