Category: Family Development

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

Mothers organize Family Fair to promote reading in Santa Catarina

The most crucial and influential years of education occur very early in a child’s life. Unfortunately, many impoverished students are already behind when they begin primary school because they haven´t been exposed to reading. First graders are expected to [...]

Youth put skills into action to help peers in need

The Youth Support Program in Antigua provides academic and emotional support for 796 youth, helping to ensure that they reach their goal of graduating from high school. The program also plays a crucial role in achieving Common Hope’s long-term goals that [...]

2018-01-10T16:28:07+00:00June 17th, 2015|Family Development, Success Stories|0 Comments

Three mothers in Guatemala share how they’ve built better relationships with their children

Mother’s Day is an important day to recognize and celebrate mothers all over the world. In Guatemala, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10th. We would like to take this opportunity to lift up some of the mothers who are [...]

2018-01-10T16:31:12+00:00May 11th, 2015|Family Development, Success Stories|0 Comments

Doña Susy, mother of four, fights for the future of her family

March is Women’s History Month, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate women all over the world. At Common Hope, we are fortunate to see the achievements that women of all ages are making every day with their families and in their communities. These [...]

Preparing young ones for scholarly success in San Rafael

Every year, about one in three Guatemalan children fail first grade. Many of these students come from impoverished homes of parents with little education, most of whom are unable to provide their children with adequate stimulation—the lack of which delays [...]

2018-01-10T16:42:04+00:00January 27th, 2015|Education, Family Development|0 Comments