Common Hope Sponsorpalooza2022-10-28T16:36:43+00:00
53/100 students have been sponsored! 53

Thank you for paying it forward. 53 students were sponsored this month!

September 15 – October 15, Common Hope celebrated Sponsorpalooza and Hispanic Heritage Month by paying tribute to students who will positively impact Guatemala for generations to come! These students are future teachers, nurses, mechanics, farmers, and business owners––and the future is bright because of them.

Each year you’ve helped Common Hope meet the challenge of finding sponsors during this month. This year was the biggest yet with the goal to find sponsors for 100 students.

You helped students shine––53 students were sponsored this month! 


Become a Sponsor. Support a future leader.

Help a student feel seen, heard, and valued while supporting the power of education! For a student, knowing that someone has confidence in them and cares about their success can be a game changer! As a sponsor, you can motivate and support a student when they need it the most.

When you sponsor before October 15 your sponsorship will be matched up to $20,000 for the rest of 2022 by 3M Latino Resource Network and two angel sponsors! BE THE HOPE NOW. Click on a student’s photo to become their sponsor.


Hey! My name is Edy, I am 13 years old, and I am in 6th grade. I have two older siblings and we live with just my mom. She works as a maid to help provide for us. I would love to help take care of her in the future and would like to graduate so that I can get a good job.


Hola! My name is Karen. I am from San Pedro Los Cerritos. My sister is one year older than me and she is my best friend. I am 13 years old and in 5th grade. I love going to school and learning to read and write. I would love to have a sponsor to write letters to.


Hello. I’m Nelson and I am 15 years old. I am finishing up 8th grade this year. I live with my mom and two younger brothers. I try to be a good role model for them. I would like to graduate so that I can show my brothers that they can do it too.


Hola. I’m Vivian and I am 15 years old. I’m from a small town called San Miguel Escobar. I live with my mom, dad, older sister, and younger brother. We all have the same goal to graduate. Will you help guide me along this journey to achieve my goal?


Hello. My name is Leonel, I am 15 years old, and I am studying in 9th grade. I live with my parents and older sister. My dad is a masonry assistant and my mom sells bread and washes clothes to provide for us. I want to be able to get a good job so that my parents don’t have to work so hard.


Hi! My name is Nataly. I am 15 years old and in 8th grade. I have two brothers and two sisters and we’re all very close. I am looking forward to school next year when I get to start thinking about my career track. Will you help guide me through my last years of school?


Hola! My name is Kevin and I am 14 years old. I am in 7th grade and I live in a small town called San Bartolo with my mom, dad, and little sister. I would like to graduate so that I can get a good job and take care of my family.


Hi – I’m Jonathan! I am 10 years old and just started 5th grade. I have a little brother who is 6. I like to play with him and help him with homework. My dad works really hard as a carpenter and my mom takes care of us all. I love my family.


Hola, my name is Fátima. I am in 5th grade and 11 years old. I have an older sister that graduated with Common Hope and I want to be just like her! My dad works hard as a carpenter and my mom is a teacher. She reminds us how important education is for our future.


Hi, my name is Steven and I am in 6th grade. I love to play soccer with my three brothers and dad. My favorite classes are math and languages. When I am older, I would like to be a chef. With a sponsor that I can write to and receive letters from, I believe that I can reach my goals.


My name is Emily and I am the youngest in my family. I am 11 years old and in 5th grade. I love studying art and would like to be an artist someday and maybe work in animation for cartoons and movies. Will you help encourage me to reach this goal?

Your Gift is Matched!

Become a sponsor during Sponsorpalooza (September 15 – October 15) and your sponsorship donations will be matched through 2022 thanks to $20,000 in matching gifts from 3M Latino Resource Network and two angel sponsors! There has never been a better time to sponsor a student.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

Celebrating diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness is core to the Common Hope mission. We invite your company, ERG, or group to learn more about celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Common Hope.


Ways to Get Involved This Month

Sponsoring a student this month is an extremely impactful way to make a difference, but if sponsoring isn’t for you (or if you’re already a sponsor) there are other great ways to get involved and to celebrate Sponsorpalooza and Hispanic Heritage Month.

Contact | 651-917-0243 to learn more and schedule your engagement!

Small acts of generosity and kindness have a ripple effect. Even after 20 years, Edwin still carries the names of his sponsors in his wallet. Even if you’ve seen Edwin’s story before, your hope will be restored. Watch now.

What is Sponsorpalooza?

Started in 2016, Sponsorpalooza is a campaign from September 15 to October 15 dedicated to honoring students, recognizing those who already sponsor, and to finding new sponsors to BE THE HOPE! 

Students need your support now more than ever as they wrap up their third year of remote and/or hybrid learning. This year was a challenging one––for younger students who may have never stepped foot in a classroom before this year and for older students who may be facing increased pressure to leave school to support their family through tough times. Pre-pandemic, 2 in 10 students graduated high school on average. Now, it’s likely less as many students  have been unable to continue school due to a variety of pandemic-related challenges.

 But there is hope. Sponsors can give HOPE to students in need and motivate them to keep learning as they finish another year of school this fall and look to a new start in January.

It is Common Hope’s goal to connect students directly with a sponsor. When you become a sponsor, you change lives. Not only by providing financial support for tuition, books, uniforms, and school supplies but more importantly, by providing motivation and hope on their path to end the cycle of poverty. 

As a Sponsor, you will connect with a student through letter writing and bi-annual updates. If you travel to Guatemala, we’d love to connect you with your student! Sponsoring a Common Hope student gives you the opportunity to see them grow and witness their success firsthand.

Sponsorpalooza Events

From corporate volunteer events, to faith community mission moments, to the Walk for Hope––Sponsorpalooza is being celebrated near and far. Check out upcoming events and get yours scheduled today!

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