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Spring Arbor University social work intern, Dayanara, reflects on her experience

“To be in the work of opportunity” Common Hope had the privilege of hosting Dayanara Dennis, a student from Spring Arbor University, for a three month internship in Guatemala. She first came to Guatemala in 2015 on a semester abroad program to study Spanish and fell in love with the country and the people and […]

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Meet Michelle, Housing Program Coordinator

In March we welcomed a new member to the Hospitality team in Guatemala. Michelle is working as a long-term volunteer serving the organization as the Housing Program Coordinator. Learn a little more about Michelle’s background and what she wants people back home to know about her experience. Name: Michelle Angela Frei Position: Coordinadora del programa […]

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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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In just a week, Juilliard students prepare Common Hope students for the stage

A group of students from The Juilliard School in New York visited Guatemala this May, where they put on a week-long workshop in dance, drama, and music for students at our Santa Catarina partner school. The group’s mission was to inspire and empower the students to perform confidently. They also hoped the students would gain […]

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