Tag Archives | Family Development

Bringing school fun home

We’ve shared a number of stories with you about the work our education promoters are doing in our partner schools. We’ve also shared about students who have made big improvements in conduct, attendance, and grades. Well, there’s another group of supporting actors in that success: our social workers. In San Rafael, social workers have begun […]

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Developments in San Miguel Milpas Altas

Josué Moisés and his older brother Jorge Luis love to chat with visitors to their home. First topic of conversation: they like to study. Second topic: they like to help their mother with chores, which include a daily task of feeding the family chickens. What they like most of all: to eat chicken, and when […]

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Families sign up in our newest community

In February, Common Hope began work in our newest community. We have formed partnerships with 157 families in the village of San Miguel Milpas Altas. On the morning of Sunday, February 27, the newly affiliated families came to the public elementary school to learn in detail about Common Hope. Staff gathered families in small groups and […]

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2010 year in review

As the year winds to a close, we look back at all that has been accomplished this year, both to celebrate the significant accomplishments of children and families and to thank you for making this work possible. Below are highlights of our accomplishments in 2010. With the help of Common Hope … 2,700 students attended […]

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Family Day at New Hope

by Caroline McGee, Guatemala Communications Coordinator
New Hope School held a Día de Familia, or Day of the Family, last week. Affiliated students and their parents participated in a variety of fun activities like Twister, foosball, and face-painting. The goal was for families to be able to spend a fun day together, but New Hope […]
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After the storm, through the eyes of children

by Mary Horan Gautschi, Development Manager at Common Hope … Mary was in Guatemala when tropical storm Agatha hit Guatemala, affecting many families affiliated with Common Hope. The following is a reflection she wrote after returning to Minnesota, about her experience visiting the community of San Pedro Las Huertas several days after the storm. That day, Common Hope’s relief efforts included activities led by staff psychologists […]

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