Hope’s In Style Brings Barrington Students Face-to-Face with Guatemalan Families in Need

Hope’s In Style Brings Barrington Students Face-to-Face with Guatemalan Families in Need

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 8, 2021
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“Saint Anne Parish School 8th grader, Finn Karam is one of hundreds of young Barrington volunteers who have joined Hope’s In’s summer service trips to build homes for families living in poverty surrounding Guatemala City’s garbage dump. Founded by twin sisters and Barrington High School alums, Courtney McGovern and Ashley Quigley, Hope’s In’s 9th annual Hope’s in Style fashion show fundraiser is coming up this Sunday. The first Hope’s In Style fashion show took place in February of 2013. The goal was to raise enough money to build a single cinderblock house for one girl’s family living in a shack surrounded by garbage. Now in its 9th year, the Hope’s In Style fashion […]
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Nonprofit Highlight: HOPE’S IN

Nonprofit Highlight: HOPE’S IN

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 3, 2021
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“Below is Barrington Area Volunteer Connection’s fourth installment of their new profile program, highlighting non-profits using BAVC for their volunteering needs. Keep reading for the profile of HOPE’S IN.Interview with Courtney Q. McGovern – Executive Director | HOPE’S IN What do you feel is the most important benefit your organization provides to the community?I feel that HOPE’S IN truly offers an avenue for the Barrington community to strengthen their perspective on a global narrative of empowerment. Also, we give students the opportunity to lead boldly and gain really important skills to become dynamic humanitarian leaders. In other words, we don’t just ask them to share a post on social media […]
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HOPE’S IN Team Steps Up Locally & Globally During COVID-19 Pandemic

HOPE’S IN Team Steps Up Locally & Globally During COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On June 30, 2020
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“Just a week after their 8th annual fashion show fundraiser, Hope’s in Style, and days before a team was scheduled to build a home in Guatemala City, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The events following would completely change how Spring and Summer would look at HOPE’S IN, a local nonprofit whose mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Canceled events and in-person meetings with students, not bringing their usual seventy-five person team to Guatemala for the first summer in seven years, and the knowledge of how the pandemic could devastate the communities they work alongside in Guatemala City quickly beckoned […]
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“Dr. Shankar Improves Health and Homes in Guatemala”

“Dr. Shankar Improves Health and Homes in Guatemala”

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 7, 2020
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“Shelter and access to medical care are basic necessities that are often in short supply in Guatemala. When Pediatric Hospitalist Lavanya Shankar, MD, learned of an opportunity to volunteer at medical clinic and build houses around Guatemala City with her teenage daughter, Sanjana, she jumped at the chance.   “I’ve always wanted to get involved in global health to help others in need,” says Dr. Shankar. “I’m getting a graduate degree in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, and it goes hand-in-hand with this effort.” I also want to teach the next generation what the world is about and to help them recognize they have so much to offer.”   Last August, Dr. Shankar, […]
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“Tea With Me”

“Tea With Me”

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On February 6, 2020
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“HOPE’S IN, founded by Courtney McGovern, hosted an elegant tea party to celebrate the bond between mother (and grandmother, aunt, sister, and other role models) and daughter. Guests donned fascinators, floral dresses, and smiles during the sold-out event. Funds raised during the memorable event will be used by HOPE’S IN to empower families living in Guatemala City and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. hopesin.org“ Read full article here.
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“Hope’s In Mother Daughter “Tea With Me” for Families in Guatemala City”

“Hope’s In Mother Daughter “Tea With Me” for Families in Guatemala City”

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On November 13, 2019
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“Tea, sweet treats and light hors d’oeuvres are on the menu for the Hope’s In Tea With Me fundraiser coming up from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd. It’s the perfect excuse to dress up and enjoy a fun afternoon as mother and daughter at Barrington’s White House! Proceeds from this event will support HOPE’S IN’s impact. Their mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City as well as help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Click here to learn…” Read Full Article Here.
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“HOPE’S IN BUILDS ‘INVEST IN OTHERS’ HOME”

“HOPE’S IN BUILDS ‘INVEST IN OTHERS’ HOME”

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On September 3, 2019
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“Shelter is the most basic of necessities, but for many, safe living conditions are in short supply. In Guatemala, the third poorest country in Latin America, more than 50% of all families live in extreme poverty, sheltering in makeshift, unsafe and unsanitary homes. Jim Quigley is helping to reverse those grim statistics…one family at a time. A Chicago-based financial advisor, Jim is the founding board member of HOPE’S IN, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering families in Guatemala City and developing the next generation of humanitarian leaders. For six years, Jim and his family have helped to build homes and provide vital services to residents living in the center of Guatemala City, […]
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Chicago Scholars: 35 Under 35 Making an Impact

Chicago Scholars: 35 Under 35 Making an Impact

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 22, 2019
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RECOGNIZING CHICAGO’S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE MAKING AN IMPACT “Chicago Scholars is excited to announce the 2019 35 under 35 Young Leaders Making an Impact. The 35 under 35 award recognizes diverse, talented young leaders in Chicago who are making an impact on their community. The 35 under 35 Awards were created in 2015 to celebrate and honor young leaders from Chicago’s civic, corporate, nonprofit, and tech industries who have demonstrated a commitment to supporting the next generation of leadership in their city. Chicago Scholars will highlight these young leaders at the 5th Annual UnTied Gala on April 26. In turn, the 35 under 35 Young Leaders will continue to invest […]
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Shout Out: Courtney McGovern, co-founder of nonprofit that helps families in Guatemala

Shout Out: Courtney McGovern, co-founder of nonprofit that helps families in Guatemala

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On January 31, 2019
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” A 2014 graduate of Barrington High School, Courtney McGovern is the executive director of HOPE’S IN, a local nonprofit she co-founded that helps families in need in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Q: What is HOPE’S IN? A: Our mission is to empower the people there and help the next generation of humanitarian leaders through our outreach efforts. In the last six years, we’ve focused on community development, such as building homes and medical clinics. We have a medical endowment that helps sustain our partner clinics in Guatemala City, and we’ve recently added a support group there for young and teen mothers. We’re also working with a local group called our […]
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