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5 Years of Sponsorpalooza

This September, Sponsorpalooza is celebrating its 5th anniversary. The 2020 goal is to find 100 sponsors for 100 students and raise $50,000 to support a total of 500 students by the end of September.

This September, join the familia. There are five ways you can BE THE HOPE. 

Pick one and see the difference you can make.   

This Week’s Featured Gallery: Aspiring Health Care Workers

Sponsor a student who wants to heal others

In the midst of a global pandemic, connection has never been more important. Become a sponsor today and share hope with a student who needs your encouragement.

 The 25 students below all have something in common–they hope to work in the health care field either as a doctor, nurse, or lab technician. As we live through this pandemic, there is no better way to ensure health and safety than to sponsor a student that wants to heal others one day.

Click on a student’s photo below to become their sponsor. 

Featured Gallery Sponsor(s):

Be the person who changes a life.

Small acts of generosity and kindness have a ripple effect. Even after 19 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.

Share. Walk. Matter.

Join Common Hope for its first-ever Walk For Hope this September. Let’s unite across the country and around the world to share HOPE.

Walk 5k and help raise $50,000 for Common Hope to support Covid-19 Response efforts. 

Register for free! Any walker who raises $96, the full cost to deliver a month’s programming for a family, will receive a t-shirt. Raise $1,152 and get a special edition Common Hope YETI mug!

Participants are encouraged to walk 5k in honor of the 5th anniversary of Sponsorpalooza!

Join us at the Virtual Finish Line on September 20th! 
(or whenever you want because it’s virtual 😉)

Call 651-287-0716 for help with registration.

Who Can Walk?

Anyone, anywhere can join us and walk for hope. It doesn’t matter where you walk. It doesn’t matter when you walk. It doesn’t matter that we cannot physically walk together. What we CAN do is show the world that sharing HOPE matters!

  • Walk as an individual

  • Walk as a Family

  • Walk as a Team

  • Walk as a company and become a corporate sponsor

Register Now!

Celebrate Sponsorpalooza this September!

Celebrate the 5th anniversary and check out these ways you can connect and share hope!

Lunch & Learn

Great for companies, employee resource groups, and church groups, Lunch ‘n Learns can be hosted virtually or in person (following COVID-19 guidelines). Our staff is ready to speak on important, relevant topics including Guatemalan culture, poverty, the COVID-19 crisis, and Common Hope’s work in Guatemala. Book a Lunch ‘n Learn and we take care of the rest! Interested? Contact Teresa Bettmann at

Virtual Happy Hour

Grab your favorite beverage and join us online for a Common Hope Happy Hour! Common Hope hosts virtual happy hours for groups of friends, families, and anyone looking to casually get together and learn more about Common Hope’s mission to fight poverty with diplomas. ¡Salud! Interested? Contact Teresa Bettmann at

Post, ‘Gram, Tweet

Social media is a powerful tool to spread the word about Common Hope. We encourage everyone to follow us on social media to get the latest information, news, and announcements!

What is Sponsorpalooza?

Started in 2016, Sponsorpalooza is a month-long campaign in September dedicated to honoring those who already sponsor and to finding new sponsors to BE THE HOPE! 

In Guatemala, over half the population lives in poverty and 25% live on less than $2/day. Only 18.6% of Guatemalan students graduate from high school. Now, with the devastating economic impact of COVID-19, families are facing new levels of food insecurity and strained physical, emotional, and educational health. Imagine living like this during a crisis.

 There is hope. Sponsors and supporters give HOPE to students in need and motivate them to keep learning during the uncertainty and unknowns of navigating through COVID-19.

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. 

When you sponsor a Common Hope student, you aren’t just sponsoring “a child in Guatemala.” Common Hope helps you build a personal relationship with José, or Lizbeth, or Andrés and their family. You will see your sponsored student grow and witness their success firsthand.

Sponsorpalooza Events


20sepalldayFeaturedWalk For Hope Virtual Finish Line!Cross the virtual finish line!

21sep12:30 pm3M Global Volunteer Day Virtual Translation Event3M Global, Private Event

23sep3:30 pmBoston Scientific HOLA Lunch and LearnPrivate Event

23sep6:00 pmJessica & Marielos' Virtual Game Night for HopePrivate Event

24sep8:00 amnVent Connecting CulturesPrivate Event

24sep6:00 pmPeter McGrane's Brewery StopPrivate Event

25sep5:30 pmRob Fafinski's Growlers in the GaragePrivate Event

26sep8:00 amFaith Lutheran Church Albuquerque Mission WeekendAlbuquerque, NM

30sep5:00 pmDual Citizen Brewing "No Worry Wednesday" Pop-UpAll Are Welcome!

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