Category: Family Development

Educational Support Programs: Encouraging education to thrive

Almost two and a half years later, students are returning to in-person educational support programs provided by Common Hope. Most kids across the U.S., Guatemala (and the world) spent significant chunks of time learning from home. We don’t know the lasting [...]

2022-08-02T12:01:02+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Education, Family Development|0 Comments

The Beginning of a New Partnership and Relationship

At Common Hope, affiliation is just the beginning of a student's road to graduation and the partnership with their whole family. Affiliation can be compared to an application process for being admitted into college. The process ensures that fixed criteria are [...]

2022-02-02T22:17:52+00:00February 1st, 2022|Family Development, Our Favorites|0 Comments

Doña Iliana shares her story of motherhood and proud mom moments

In this month of May, Common Hope would like to acknowledge and celebrate all of the mothers and mother figures who give so selflessly in order for those they care about to achieve their dreams. To all of the mothers [...]

Inside the Program: Affiliation with Carmen & Aracely

Affiliation is Where the Partnership Begins "To serve is my passion. To listen, to be respectful, and to be kind is something I learned from my parents." - Aracely Perez All great partnerships must have a starting place, [...]

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 [...]

Social workers & youth impact communities by raising awareness of domestic violence

The Common Hope social work department recently partnered with the youth program to give theatrical presentations about domestic violence, in all its forms – physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, and economic – in the community of Ciudad Vieja. Domingo Tzorín and [...]

2018-01-10T16:24:20+00:00August 12th, 2015|Family Development|0 Comments