Stay up on all the latest happenings at Common Hope, and in Guatemala. This is your source for the heartwarming stories of perseverance, inspiring moments of success and so much more. It’s all right here, and it’s your window into the day-to-day of Common Hope and the families we touch.
Sadie, an 11-year-old at Minnewashta Elementary, won an award for community work at her school. That award included prize money. Instead of buying something for herself, Sadie decided she wanted to make a difference. That decision led her on [...]
In March, students from the Minnetonka High School International Baccalaureate (IB/IS) program raised money for Spanish books, specifically Spanish novels for teenagers. At their IB/IS Global Gathering and Giving Event, they raised more than $250! The students also made [...]
Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to [...]
The inspired mind can accomplish great things no matter the age! Common Hope School Partner Bonita Springs Charter School proves it and are this month's honored supporters in action.Just last December, Spanish teacher, Sarah Egberg confirmed that Bonita Springs Charter [...]
What a week! Volunteers Emma, Ellie and Peter worked with Common Hope Volunteer Experience Coordinator, Emily Scriver, and Visitor Experience Coordinator, Claire Dresselhaus, to develop a full week of hands-on activities to generate excitement for SCIENCE among Common Hope [...]
With a heart full of appreciation, we say "hasta luego" to Steve and Marilyn Brown, long-time sponsors and volunteers for Common Hope. Over the past 18 years, they’ve spent a total of 3 years in Guatemala volunteering their time. [...]