On November 17, our friends in the Chicago area hosted ¡TREINTA! Noche de Colores at Sunset Ridge in Winnetka. It was a wonderful celebration of 30 years of service to Guatemala, and we are so grateful to the committee who organized the event on Common Hope’s behalf. A special thanks to Katie Begley and Xerxes Bhote, […]
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My older sister, Cindi, is graduating this year from high school and she has been a role model to me to keep on studying. I like learning new things in school and I’m studying to become a secretary. Besides my schoolwork, I help with chores at home like washing clothes, washing dishes, and sweeping.
I will be graduating with a certificate in Computer Science and I look forward to finding a job in this area once I complete my education. Both of my parents have less than a 6th grade education so it is important to them as well that I graduate.
School has not always been easy for me. I struggled with my classes when I was in junior high school, but I worked hard and now I am in high school, studying for a Marketing and Advertising Certification.
With 6th grade educations my mother works as a nanny and my father is a mason. I am studying to be an Early Childhood Bilingual School Teacher and would eventually like to be a Forensic Psychologist. My mother likes to help me with homework and wants to return to school herself.
When I started high school this year, I was very lonely because I didn’t trust the people that surrounded me. However, I now have new friends – Luis, Carlos and Bryan. I have chosen the Electrician career path and am looking forward to graduating in a couple years.