The Students for Playgrounds Project

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On July 7, 2020
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Students for Playgrounds The mission of Students for Playgrounds is to fundraise $13,000 to build an accessible playground at Centro de Educación Especial Alida España de Arana in Guatemala City.  Alida España de Arana is the only government run, special education school for children and teens with disabilities in all of Guatemala City. Alida España de Arana’s play areas are lacking and unable to accommodate their students. Also, many of the children who attend Alida España de Arana come from the surrounding garbage dump communities and do not have routine access to safe, clean, or accessible play areas.  Our program seeks to involve people, especially students, of all backgrounds and […]
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Meet Jeffrey, HOPE’S IN Medical Program Intern

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On May 12, 2020
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Here at HOPE’S IN, we value the dedication and insights from volunteers of all ages and stages of life! This Spring and Summer, we are grateful to have Jeffrey volunteering as an Intern for our Medical Program. HOPE’S IN community, meet Jeffrey! Hello, I’m Jeffrey! I will enter my junior year as a Biochemistry major at Loyola University Chicago in the fall of 2020, and I enthusiastically look forward to the opportunity to work with the people at Hope’s In during my internship this summer. I learned about Hope’s In through an on-campus Global Health Club of which I am a proud member. Some of my fellow club members have […]
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Are We Going to Guatemala? Answering this Differently for the First Time in a Decade

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On May 11, 2020
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Dear HOPE’S IN Community, First and foremost, thank you for sharing our passion and desire to empower families in Guatemala City. If you are reading this and have been part of our impact, thank you! Our original plan was to communicate any changes for the Service Learning Exchange summer trip to Guatemala at the end of this month. However, after several in-depth conversations with our partners in Guatemala and as a Hope’s In board, we have made a decision. Our summer trip is canceled. Personally, the thought of not going to Guatemala for the first summer in 10 years breaks my heart. The hugs, the tears on dedication day, the […]
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The Hope’s in Academy Feature: Meet Sophia

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 17, 2020
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The Hope’s in Academy is a program that HOPE’S IN runs in District 220 of Illinois! The program is for Freshmen in high school to learn about social advocacy and gain the skills and confidence to start and implement social impact projects! The Hope’s in Academy is one of our core initiatives in our mission to help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. This program is funded by a local foundation called the Barrington Area Community Foundation and is lead by our Executive Director Courtney McGovern and by Dr. Heath McFaul and Amy Winkelman of Barrington High School. In an effort to share more about what the Hope’s in […]
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“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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Mission Accomplished: Mikayla’s Home for Hope

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 1, 2019
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“It makes me really happy to see a family who didn’t have a nice home get the keys to a new opportunity in life. Traveling to Guatemala to provide service to these families has been so special to me. It’s hard to understand what these people are going through, unless you get to experience it and I love to meet them and really get to know their story. It’s sad that some of them haven’t always chosen the right path in life, but this house will give them a chance at making their lives better. It will mean a lot to me, but even more to the family we build […]
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KidFun Photo Booth at KidFest

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On May 7, 2018
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We invite you to find your family’s photo from the Hope’s In KidFun photo booth below! ” template=”/var/www/vhosts/hopesin.org/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-carousel.php” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Thank you to all the families who stopped by our KidFun photo booth or kindness letter writing and drawing table at KidFest 2018! We are so excited to share the photos we took with you and also deliver your letters and drawings to the children in our 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms this summer. 
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