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View our 2020 Annual Report

I was in 5th grade the first time I learned how to shift. My dad would take me to basketball practice and teach me how to shift as he drove. After that, I practiced actually driving with my grandpa in a ’72 Ford pickup on old farm roads. Then, in...
Students and parents participated in enrollment at Escuela Integrada on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The school year begins this Thursday, January 14, with all students learning at home.

A New school year! All students to continue at-home learning

“I am excited to learn new things!” - Oscar, incoming kindergarten student Dear GRACES Community, Happy New Year! January in Guatemala not only brings the start of a new calendar year, but it also is the time of a new school year. Schools in Guatemala begin in January and continue...
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A Note of Thanks from the Executive Director

Dear GRACES Community, The year 2020 is just about over, and many people are looking forward to a fresh start. When I became the Executive Director of GRACES last year, I had no idea what this year would bring—I don’t think anyone did. I am not going to lie, my...
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Special guest Francisco Gonzalez to join Hernan and Hannah for this week’s live update

Join us this Friday, June 26, at 12 p.m. MDT for a special live update from Guatemala with Hernan Garcia, administrative director of Escuela Integrada, and Hannah Nadeau-Giron, executive director of GRACES. Second grade teacher Francisco Gonzalez, who attended Escuela Integrada as a child, will also join the call and...
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Compassion and Solidarity

The first time I truly learned what solidarity meant was from my mother. A family at our church had lost their young girl, and my parents were going to her funeral. I remember I had to babysit for another couple that was going as well, and I told my mom,...
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Racing for GRACES 5K wins supporters; raises more than $12,000 for Escuela Integrada

By Kristin Royce Before diving into the amazing outcomes that resulted from the 1st annual “Racing for GRACES 5K,” it should be known that it was a race that almost never was. Six weeks into a worldwide pandemic that most of the world had never seen or experienced before, a...