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February 2017: English

  • Saludos from Guate! by Country Director Rebecca Sanborn
  • Kicking off the AniMate Math Program
  • Meet Michelle, Clinic Receptionist
  • Recruiting and fundraising tips for Vision Team members

December 2016: English

  • As 2016 draws to a close, we want to say, “GRACIAS”

November 2016: English

  • CHANGE MAKER splashes blessings onto others
  • 164 Students walk the Path of a Thousand Dreams
  • Video: Graduation Week at a Glance
  • Encourage Katherine in her final years of school Now Sponsored!

September 2016: English

  • What Sponsorship Means to Doña Ana
  • Annual Board Meeting Shines in Guatemala
  • 18-year-old refurbishes laptops for students in Guatemala
  • SPONSORPALOOZA: Taking Sponsorship to New Places

August 2016: English

  • Vision Team Program gets a refresh
  • Texas Teen Leads Statewide School Supply Drive
  • SPONSORPALOOZA comes your way September 15
  • New Country Director sees the power of Common Hope

July 2016: English | en Español

  • Common Hope Golf Classic rolls in August 1st
  • Small increase, HUGE results
  • Common Hope youth plant 500 trees
  • Sergio, a kindergartener needs sponsor

May 2016: English 

  • Noche de Colores ¡TREINTA! breaks fundraising records
  • Video by Buck Holzemer Productions tells the story of the next generation
  • There are still 19 students to sponsor in the 30 for 30 Student Gallery

March 2016: English en Español

  • Honoring the women of Guatemala
  • Early Childhood Reading Program serves critical need
  • Saint Paul Magazine spotlights Jim McDonald, CH Honorary Board Member
  • Anniversary events throughout the year
  • Need a reason to sponsor? Meet Wilmar. Now Sponsored!

February 2016: English en Español

  • Young man with neurological disorder receives specialized care, stays in school
  • Kathy Amble, a tribute to more than two decades of volunteer work
  • Anniversary events throughout the year
  • We are taking in-kind donations of insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Help a young woman, her sister, and her mother during a time of desperate need Now Sponsored!

January 2016: English | en Español

  • Common Hope celebrates 30 years of service!
  • It’s MORE THAN just another anniversary
  • Anniversary events throughout the year
  • When you sponsor Ernesto, you do MORE THAN help him stay in school Now Sponsored!

December 2015: English

  • Thank you for supporting Common Hope this year

November 2015: English | en Español

  • Highlights from this year’s special graduation ceremony
  • Sponsors and visitors share in many joyous moments
  • Share the joy of the season with Alejandro and become his sponsor! Now Sponsored!
  • Vision Team openings for 2016
  • Mark your calendars: Holiday Open House at the St. Paul office, and Noche de Colores

October 2015: English | en Español

  • A look at the upcoming week of graduation
  • Results of the first-ever Vision Team Alumni Campaign
  • Highlights of our 2015 School Supply Drive
  • Vision Team openings for 2016
  • Mark your calendars: Holiday Open House at the St. Paul office, and Noche de Colores

September 2015: English

  • Common Hope’s 2014 Donor Impact Report
  • An update of our 2015 School Supply Drive
  • A grandmother’s wish to see her granddaughter, Andrea, become a professional Now Sponsored! 
  • Vision Team openings for 2016
  • Mark your calendars: Graduation Celebration trip, Holiday Open House at the St. Paul office

August 2015: English | en Español

  • Social workers & youth raise awareness of domestic violence
  • 6th Annual Common Hope Golf Classic highlights & School Supply Drive update
  • 19-year-old creates non-profit and donates part of the proceeds to Common Hope
  • Little Ian needs a sponsor Now Sponsored!
  • Vision Team openings for 2015 & 2016
  • Mark your calendars: Graduation Celebration trip

July 2015: English | en Español

  • Mothers organize Family Fair to promote reading
  • You might not know this about school supplies
  • A surprise Skype visit makes a former sponsor’s dream come true
  • Sponsor Laura, she has traveled great distances for a chance at education Now Sponsored!
  • Vision Team openings for 2015 & 2016
  • Mark your calendars: Common Hope Golf Classic, Graduation Celebration trip

June 2015: English | en Español

  • Youth put skills into action to help peers in need
  • AbeTech employees are on the board for our 2015 School Supply Drive
  • A high school Women’s Club boosts their resumes by organizing a supply drive
  • Vision Team Summer Flash Sale! BOGO!
  • Please, give Jessica your support. Now is when she needs it most Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Common Hope Golf Classic, Graduation Celebration trip

May 2015: English | en Español

  • Helping mothers form closer bonds with their children
  • The School Supply Drive is back, and you can help us reach our goal!
  • A daughter’s legacy gives the gift of higher education
  • Vision Team openings for 2015 & 2016
  • Give Anderson the best birthday present yet Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Common Hope Golf Classic

April 2015: English | en Español

  • Honoring our volunteers during National Volunteer Week
  • Recent changes to our emergency food baskets
  • Vision Team openings for 2015 & 2016
  • 6-year-old Shannen needs a place to call home Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Noche de Colores After Party and Common Hope Golf Classic

March 2015: English | en Español

  • Celebrating the accomplishments of women in Guatemala and the U.S.
  • Doña Susy fights for the future of her family
  • Autumn Meta uses her love of reading to fill libraries
  • Job openings in the U.S. office
  • Irma, 13, shares a classroom with her 11-year-old brother Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Noche de Colores and Common Hope Golf Classic

February 2015: English | en Español

  • Happy Valentine’s Day. Share your heart and become a monthly giver
  • Job openings in the U.S. and Guatemala
  • Photos from Días de Útiles
  • Thank you to everyone who made our 2014 container project a success
  • José fights to stay in school despite his illness Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Noche de Colores and Common Hope Golf Classic

January 2015: English | en Español

  • Happy New Year & welcome to 256 new affiliates!
  • New ball court is dedicated at the Antigua site
  • Small company makes a big difference
  • Help Alvaro make his parents’ wish come true Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Pueblo tours and Noche de Colores

December 2014: English

  • Merry and oh-so bright
  • Three ways you can help

November 2014: English | en Español

  • First Common Hope graduate from San Rafael
  • An emotional visit 15 years in the making
  • Volunteer openings in Guatemala
  • Give Rudy the gift of sponsorship Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Holiday Open House

October 2014: English | en Español

  • World Cup inspires Día de la Familia at New Hope School
  • Our school supply container is on its way to Guatemala
  • Vision Team openings
  • Alisson is looking for a sponsor to encourage her Now Sponsored!
  • Mark your calendars: Graduation in Guatemala and the Holiday Open House

September 2014: English | en Español

  • Fill the Container Project: school supply donations still needed!
  • Staff member participates in social work exchange at Boston Hospital
  • 5th Annual Common Hope Golf Classic a resounding success
  • Viky risks dropping out of school and needs your help
  • Long-term volunteer openings in Guatemala

August 2014: English | en Español

  • A great improvement, and a great show of thanks
  • Noche de Colores a hit in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Preschooler with health concerns needs sponsor
  • Fill the Container Project: school supply donations needed

July 2014: English | en Español

  • Finishing his thesis, law school grad looks back
  • Latin American Heritage Camp collects thousands of supplies
  • Help this future teacher get an education
  • Sign up for one of our Vision Teams for individual joiners
  • Mark your calendars: Noche de Colores Charlotte and the 5th Annual Common Hope Golf Classic featuring Rich Gannon

June 2014: English | en Español

  • Training in Costa Rica on transformative power of art
  • A surprise straight out of a storybook
  • Kindergartener needs a sponsor
  • Sign up for one of our Vision Teams for individual joiners
  • Mark your calendars: Noche de Colores Charlotte and the 5th Annual Common Hope Golf Classic featuring Rich Gannon

May 2014: English | en Español

  • Common Hope celebrates National Teachers’ Day
  • Former New Hope Student takes on new role as Youth Development Coordinator
  • University of Texas philanthropy class awards Common Hope with $20,000
  • First grader and aspiring doctor needs a sponsor
  • Mark your calendars: Noche de Colores Charlotte and the 5th Annual Common Hope Golf Classic featuring Rich Gannon

April 2014: English | en Español

  • Momentum for high school success builds with career workshop
  • Volunteers help build leadership skills of our staff
  • Dedicated fourth grader needs a little extra encouragement  Now Sponsored!
  • Interested in organizing a supply drive?
  • We’re looking for these gently used items

March 2014: English | en Español

  • Father leads by example, returns to school
  • Elmbrook Rotary Club partners with the Partner School Program
  • Javier’s daughter, Heidy, needs a sponsor
  • Sign up for Amazon Smile
  • Bienvenidos Dan
  • Mark your calendars! Upcoming events

February 2014: English | en Español

  • From the Heart Sponsorship Gallery
  • How two words connected a sponsor and her student
  • Volunteers show love, brave frigid temperatures
  • Student overcoming many obstacles needs sponsor Now Sponsored!
  • Beinvenidos Jane & Lizz
  • Long-term volunteer opening in Guatemala: Vision Team coordinator

January 2014: English | en Español

  • Why a moment with a picture book meant so much more
  • Sponsor runs marathon for Common Hope
  • Future doctor needs a sponsor
  • Vision Team openings
  • Now Hiring: Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator
  • Volunteer Opening in Guatemala: Long-term Vision Team coordinator

December 2013: English

  • Peace, Love, Hope, Joy
  • Three ways you can help

November 2013: English | en Español

  • A model graduate
  • Sponsors attend graduation, including a mother-daughter duo
  • Support Common Hope on Give to the Max Day
  • New student needs a sponsor
  • Mark your calendars for our Holiday Open House on December 5

October 2013: English | en Español

  • Family of 8 earns new home
  • Celebrating the Kopp Family Foundation’s $50 million milestone
  • Strong student and aspiring leader needs a sponsor
  • Mark your calendars for Give to the Max Day 2013
  • Special thanks to all who helped with our move

September 2013: English | en Español

  • Student promoters bring fresh ideas to reading hours
  • Donor Impact Report for 2012 now available
  • Aspiring inventor and firefighter needs a sponsor
  • ¿Habla Español? Translators needed!

August 2013: English | en Español

  • Two weeks at Common Hope, in stories
  • Sponsor helps build home for student and family
  • Aspiring medical professional needs a sponsor
  • ¿Habla Español? Translators needed!

July 2013: English | en Español

  • Injured at work, father gets care he needs to return
  • Antigua International School exchange
  • Aspiring teacher needs a sponsor

June 2013: English | en Español

  • Learn more about San Miguel Milpas Altas
  • Lean Thinking Conference benefits Guatemalan companies and Common Hope
  • Help spark hope for 21 more kids this spring
  • Meet our newest sponsor for Spark Hope: paying it forward

May 2013: English | en Español

  • Help spark hope for 25 kids this spring
  • For Eimy, the spark is art
  • Noche de Colores a success

April 2013: English | en Español

  • Two teens, two cultures, so much in common
  • Vision Team talk inspires 8 new sponsors
  • Help a student who needs chemotherapy
  • Sponsor this explorer of new places

March 2013: English | en Español

  • New library for New Hope
  • Medical volunteers in San Miguel Milpas Altas
  • New feature at this year’s Noche
  • Aspiring young doctor needs a sponsor Now sponsored!

February 2013: English | en Español

  • An example for her children
  • New classroom in San Rafael
  • Son of Maria del Carmen needs a sponsor  Now sponsored!
  • Looking for new office space
  • Save the date for Noche de Colores
  • Bienvenido Jeff, Adios Kate

January 2013: English | en Español

  • Measuring the effects of books and words
  • Bake sale for Guatemala, art sale to come
  • ¿Habla Español? Looking for translators…
  • Looking for new office space
  • Leader in San Rafael needs a sponsor  Now sponsored!

December 2012: English

  • Ho-ho-hope for the holidays
  • 3 ways to make the season bright

November 2012: English | en Español

  • Four pairs of siblings graduate this year
  • $500 for 50 kids on a 50th birthday
  • Join in on Illumination Weekend, Dec. 1-2
  • Support Common Hope on Give to the Max Day
  • Little brother of high school grads needs a sponsor Now sponsored!

October 2012: English | en Español

  • Hardworking intern and volunteer now on staff
  • Thousands of winners at our golf tournament
  • Events over Guatemalan Independence Day weekend
  • Support Common Hope on Give to the Max Day
  • Brother and sister need sponsors

September 2012: English | en Español

  • Children plant trees and seeds of leadership 
  • Quince Años fiesta for Common Hope
  • Future gym teacher needs a sponsor

August 2012: English | en Español

  • Parents and teens have great fun at family day
  • Youth group learns to love vegetables, and cook them, with Chef Lia Huber
  • Denver gallery event a great success
  • Help sponsor all 20 dreams before Labor Day

July 2012: English | en Español

  • Volunteer organizes health summit
  • Jacoby family finds many ways to give
  • New playground at Antigua site
  • Sponsor a dream

June 2012: English | en Español

  • A small leap over the rope, a big leap for Hermelinda
  • In just one week, Juilliard students prepare Santa Catarina students for the stage
  • Target team members share their love of the environment with New Hope School
  • Registration open for our 3rd annual golf tournament
  • Be a voice of encouragement for Licinio, age 14

May 2012: English | en Español

  • Celebrating World Book Day
  • Volunteers share real-time photos via Twitter
  • Join us at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival
  • Fernando, scholar of dinosaurs, needs a sponsor

April 2012: English | en Español

  • Former affiliate promotes education at partner school
  • Kids from St. Boniface, Good Shepherd, Deephaven, and St. Mary’s schools help kids in Guatemala
  • Upcoming events
  • Robinson needs a sponsor (Now sponsored!)
  • Give hope and opportunity for generations to come
  • Volunteer coordinator needed in Guatemala

March 2012: English | en Español

  • First student in San Rafael goes to high school
  • Instead of birthday gifts, 8-year-old asks for gifts to benefit Guatemala
  • Nelly needs a sponsor (Now sponsored!)
  • Volunteer coordinator needed in Guatemala

February 2012: English | en Español

  • Bringing school fun home
  • Best Buy team experience, in photos
  • María Angelina needs a sponsor (Now sponsored!)
  • Volunteer coordinator needed in Guatemala

January 2012: English | en Español

  • Our re(solution) for the new year
  • School supply festivals kick off new year
  • Best Buy volunteers raise funds at employee art fair
  • Hector needs a sponsor

December 2011: English

  • Yule be glad you gave
  • 2011 highlights
  • Three ways to make the season bright

November 2011: English | en Español

  • First female student graduates from med school
  • Chicago Noche raises $40,000 for our programs
  • Meet volunteer Sean Duffy
  • Classes of 2012 and 2013 fully sponsored

October 2011: English | en Español

  • Children travel near and far at the library
  • Executive and honorary board visits Guatemala
  • 17 students so close to graduation

September 2011: English | en Español

  • New developments in San Miguel Milpas Altas
  • Newlyweds volunteer in Guatemala for honeymoon
  • Maria Anabella, age 8, needs a sponsor
  • Translators needed to deliver letters in time for the holidays
  • $1,100 raised, $6,200 more needed to release health care matching grant

August 2011: English | en Español

  • Renovations begin to enhance reading and youth programs
  • St. Cloud Mission Office delivers truckload of supplies
  • Carla, an aspiring doctor, needs a sponsor
  • Position openings in Guatemala and Minnesota

July 2011: English | en Español

  • School Partner Initiative featured in a new video
  • You did it: 25 students sponsored in 25 days
  • Bryan needs a sponsor
  • Position openings in Guatemala and Minnesota

June 2011: English | en Español

  • We have 25 students and 25 days
  • Vocational workshop series planned for junior high students
  • Got a Dollar for Guatemala campaign raises $16,000

May 2011: English | en Español

  • Four simple words, one big change for Victoriano
  • Leadership training deepens Common Hope’s bench
  • Generosity abounds at Noche de Colores
  • Karla, future CEO, needs a Sponsor

April 2011: English | en Español

  • A thousand words from Guatemala, in photos
  • From Antigua to Tokyo
  • Orinda team raises funds for employee scholarships
  • Aspiring doctor, Paula Acajabón, needs a Sponsor

March 2011: English | en Español

  • Families sign up in our newest community, San Miguel Milpas Altas
  • Join us for our 25th anniversary Noche de Colores celebration and benefit
  • Rodrigo Alejandro needs a Sponsor
  • Volunteer dentists needed

February 2011: English | en Español

  • Meet Ligia Pol, education promoter
  • First Vision Team of year comes from hometown of our founders
  • Remembering finance director Kathleen Lock
  • Saturnino, aspiring teacher, needs a Sponsor

January 2011: English | en Español

  • Celebrating 25 years of hope made real in Guatemala
  • Even over school vacation, enthusiasm builds for libraries, reading, and school
  • Thanks to you, 2010 ended strong
  • Starting kindergarten in 2011, Jose Paredes needs a Sponsor

December 2010: English | en Español

  • 2010 year in review
  • Three ways to make the season bright
  • Our best wishes for a joyful holiday and prosperous new year

November 2010: English | en Español

  • A family celebrates twice this graduation season, after two decades of hard work
  • Gallery 13 event results: 19 students sponsored
  • Edy Gomez, aspiring firefighter, needs a Sponsor
  • Deliver many smiles this holiday season

October 2010: English | en Español

  • Special activities led by new staff members
  • Interview with Silvia, Common Hope intern and high school senior
  • First annual Drive Out Poverty Golf Tournament results
  • Changes to supply drive

September 2010: English | en Español

  • Common Hope receives Dignitas Humana Award
  • Donor Impact Report for 2009 is here
  • Videos of students and teachers in action

August 2010: English | en Español

  • Close to dropping out, an intervention ensures Hairon stays in school
  • Rocio González, San Rafael site coordinator, receives fellowship
  • Krista and Ben meet new sponsored student Jackeline

July 2010: English | en Español

  • Amidst recovery, deeper impact of tropical storm Agatha remains
  • Children take action for kids in Guatemala
  • Vision Team does a cooking swap with women from Santa Inés

June 2010: English | en Español

  • Two weeks after Agatha, recovery efforts continue
  • Support needed to help children and families rebuild and get back to school

May 2010: English | en Español

  • Meet architect in training Josué Martínez
  • Education promoters receive training in creative ways to teach math
  • Occupational therapy class learns life skills through arts and crafts

April 2010: English | en Español

  • Meet María del Carmen, beneficiary of the PODER employment program
  • Common Hope participates in Global Giving UK project challenge
  • Sponsor reflection: Celebrating Esvin’s graduation

March 2010: English | en Español

  • Irma Garcia, an agent of change
  • Betty Kampa Miller fulfills 75th birthday wish as a Vision Team volunteer
  • Guatemalan exchange students visit St. Paul office

February 2010: English | en Español

  • Students begin 2010 school year in Guatemala
  • Target-Guatemala visits Antigua site
  • Vision Team members in their own words

January 2010: English | en Español

  • New Hope teachers travel to Chicago
  • Recent graduate speaks about his inspiration
  • Thank you for a strong 2009

November 2009: English | en Español

  • High school students graduate and university scholarships awarded
  • Highlights from sponsorship visits
  • Best Buy staff volunteer in U.S. office

October 2009: English | en Español

  • School in Santa Catarina receives new stove for school lunch program
  • Donor Impact Report 2008 now online
  • Boston group brings creative ideas to Vision Team trip

September 2009: English | en Español

  • Note from Marianela, in her final stages of residency for medical school
  • Pastor creates memorable challenge to highlight supply drive
  • Photo event brings in 42 new Sponsors

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