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District 5950 Rotary Clubs come together in service

For the second consecutive year, Rotary clubs from District 5950 worked together to support education for impoverished students affiliated with Common Hope. This year’s project was focused on the implementation of a new and improved math curriculum, Guatemática, in Guatemalan public schools, as part of Common Hope’s Partner School program. Minneapolis City of Lakes, Buffalo, […]

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Math can be Fun! Conference helps teachers learn to make math fun and more understandable.

Teachers2Teachers-International and the Sacatepéquez State Education Department helped Common Hope sponsor its first-ever conference for primary school educators on teaching math. Program staff from Antigua, New Hope, and other educational non-profits were invited, along with representatives from all six of Common Hope’s Partner Schools. There were 125 educators in attendance for the two-day conference. The […]

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Rotary members visit Guatemala & interact with students benefitting from Club gifts & District 5950 grant

In October 2014, Rotary members from District 5950 came together and were awarded a matching grant to purchase school supplies for students in Guatemala who are affiliated with Common Hope. The District 5950 clubs who participated in the project included Buffalo, Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale, Edina Noon, Minneapolis City of Lakes, Minneapolis South, Minneapolis Uptown, St. Louis Park Sunrise, […]

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National Teacher Appreciation Day

Common Hope’s work is centered around education. Much of what we do would not be possible without the dedicated teachers we work with everyday. Today is National Teachers’ Day, and we’re celebrating teachers worldwide. We want to send a special thanks to the teachers in Guatemala who partner with us to work towards a common […]

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Big Smiles

Work begins at our seventh partner school

Up in the hills above Antigua, in the northeast corner of the Antigua valley, the community of Guardiania El Hato is perched. Quiet and remote, the village has no regular bus service. But it does have a bustling, energetic school, home to 139 students, seven teachers, and one director—all very eager to bring their school […]

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