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HOPE’S IN Program Opens Headquarters in Guatemala

HOPE’S IN Program Opens Headquarters in Guatemala

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On July 27, 2022
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Update written by Katie Rosales, Fortaleza Program Director Last month, we finally found the perfect rental space for Fortaleza’s headquarters in Guatemala City. It’s a big step for our work with Fortaleza women and children. This space will be used for one-on-one psychological therapy, intentional counseling, mentorship, tutoring, and an office space for our two staff members, Katie and Luisa. The space is located just a few blocks away from where most of the girls live. We are looking forward to transforming the place into a refreshing and welcoming refuge for the women we serve. Opening our own space in the community means deeper connections with the women, walking closer […]
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Hope’s In Style to Celebrate “A Decade of Hope” with 10th Annual Student Fashion Show Fundraiser

Hope’s In Style to Celebrate “A Decade of Hope” with 10th Annual Student Fashion Show Fundraiser

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 19, 2022
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“One of our nonprofits on the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) platform is celebrating a milestone this year! Hope’s In is hosting the 10th annual Hope’s In Style student-run fashion show fundraiser featuring local models & styles to build homes for families living in Guatemala City’s garbage dump communities. Tickets are available for you to attend the fashion show from 1-3pm this Sunday, April 24th at Avante Banquets in Fox River Grove. Ten years ago Hope’s In Style was planned as a single event to raise funds for one home at the Potter’s House in Guatemala. Since its initial year, the organization has grown into an official 501(c)3 organization. The first show was held at the […]
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Country Vs. Town: April 2022

Country Vs. Town: April 2022

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On April 1, 2022
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“Courtney McGovern was born and raised in Barrington and is a proud Barrington High School alumna. Throughout her upbringing she was highly impacted by the service opportunities afforded to her by various nonprofits like the Special Olympics, GiGi’s Playhouse, and Kids Around the World. During her junior year at BHS she and her twin sister, Ashley Quigley, co-founded a nonprofit called Hope’s In whose mission is to empower families living in Guatemala and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders. Their 10th annual fashion show fundraiser, “Hope’s in Style,” is this month (see editor’s note for details). Upon her graduation from New York University, Courtney returned to Chicago to work […]
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Hope’s in Style: 10 Years of Impact

Hope’s in Style: 10 Years of Impact

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On March 28, 2022
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Post written by Lauren F., HOPE’S INtern Hope is ready to be spread on the runway! Join us on April 24th at Avante Banquet Hall and Conference Center for HOPE’S IN 10th Annual Fashion Show fundraiser, Hope’s In Style. This year’s theme is a special 10 year anniversary edition, incorporating all the themes from the past Hope’s In Style events. Hope’s In Style is an ubeat, creative, and interactive event that is suitable for all age groups. The event involves over sixty student volunteers from District 220 and beyond, the majority of which volunteer their time as stylist and model teams to create fun, fashionable looks to showcase on the […]
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Meet Sanjana, HOPE’S IN Fortaleza Summer Intern

Meet Sanjana, HOPE’S IN Fortaleza Summer Intern

  • Posted by Courtney Quigley
  • On July 12, 2021
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“This past year has been an interesting one. With all the ups and downs of COVID, and the ups and downs of Junior year, I wanted this summer to be one that offered me an opportunity to focus on something that is both really important to me and would give me the chance to gain a bit of perspective on the issues facing our world. During the pandemic, it became so easy to simply focus on all the negative things being thrown our way. As a result, I frequently found myself feeling upset and angry with all the difficult things I had to deal with as a consequence of COVID. […]
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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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The Students for Playgrounds Project

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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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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Meet Jeffrey, HOPE’S IN Medical Program Intern

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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