Students have always been a bold and leading voice for HOPE’S IN. In fact, we are an organization that was founded by students and continues to be inspired and led by students in the Barrington area and beyond. As HOPE’S IN begins this next chapter investigating what additional impact it wants to have in Guatemala City, it would only make sense that our students would be empowered to gain perspective on how HOPE’S IN should invest its impact in this new chapter.
This summer, HOPE’S IN’s co-founders, Ashley Quigley and Courtney McGovern, will be spending an extended 17 days in Guatemala City conducting research that is funded through a New York University grant. They will be working alongside a team of Guatemalan partners and the 2 Research Assistants selected from these applications to harvest in depth data and qualitative analyses regarding the following two areas of concentration:
1) There’s a lot of people doing good in Guatemala City. We want to support and collaborate with a broad network of advocates, as well as find our niche as an organization. What are the pre-existing organizations and support networks for families living in Zone 3 of Guatemala City?
2) Children with disabilities are often not given a chance to go to school. What are the specific supports and challenges to inclusion and education for children living with disabilities in the communities of Zone 3?
3) Unplanned pregnancy at a young age makes obtaining an education nearly impossible. How can we support and empower young girls and young mothers to continue their education and break the, often, multigenerational cycle of poverty in their families?
If you are a student at Barrington High School, or a recent graduate, complete this form no later than May 22, 2018. This is an opportunity to make an influence in the life of our organization and in your career as an advocate and humanitarian. The Research Committee will review your application and you will be contacted with our decision and further instructions.
Applicant must submit a 500-word essay on the topic of “How and why would you like to contribute to helping us research this next chapter for hope?”.
NOTE: Individual fund-raising efforts are a requirement and is factored into scholarship decisions.