Every week the mothers of hope village participate in our Family Coaching and Mentoring Classes. Each lesson is designed to help them bridge the gap between surviving to living healthy
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The Baja land took a couple of HUGE steps forward the last couple weeks.
Every Spring something quite amazing happens – a desperate family starts a new chapter of their life through the gift of a new home built by teenagers.
Jula and her family of Southern California came to Hope Village during their prized winter break. Jula wanted to teach the ladies of Hope Village some of their family’s favorite recipes.
March 10th is a day that we all anxiously awaited. As the months passed and the days neared we at StudentReach prepared for the unknown, the TOUGH 1000.
We launched StudentReach Portland in the summer of 2017 and have had seen great success this year in the lives our our refugee teens.
Estella’s oldest daughter Briseda has been acting out lately. Briseda was asked to clean her room. Briseda looked at her mom and said, “no” and walked away. Estella went into…
I remember the last time I was homeless with my family. I was 15 or so, and we are sitting in the office of the local family shelter, and they asked the same questions that they always do. They asked about our family history, how did we become homeless, and a bunch of boring questions […]
Wow. Are you ever trying to tell someone something and you’re not sure where to start? Well, that’s what this little update is all about…
Much of our journey was an uphill battle. We had to convince administrators that what their students were lacking in their education was social emotional components, and those gaps distract them from learning….