Tag Archives | Poverty

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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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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A symbol of perseverance

by Lesbia Marroquín, San Rafael coordinator It is gratifying and amazing to see how age does not prevent the people of San Rafael from walking long distances in search of resources, despite a sunny day, to meet their goals. That is what strengthens us each day and helps us understand the dynamics of the population […]

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Housewarming with Constru Casa

Last Friday, Common Hope celebrated the housewarming of the 25 homes built by Constru Casa last year, 19 in partnership with Common Hope. Adolfo Vivar, the mayor of Antigua, was there to thank the nonprofits involved. The group also heard from Caroline van Heerde, Constru Casa Director; Sandra Ortiz, Antigua Programs Director; and a representative […]

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Enthusiasm builds for library, reading, and school, even over break

Over their school break, kids were reading picture books, putting together puzzles, and running around outdoors playing games. At the same time, they were building their skills in reading, problem solving, and teamwork. And having a blast while doing so. Education promoters were hard at work over the school break, promoting our library, leading reading […]

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