Escuela Integrada is my home

When Francisco’s family left Kiche and arrived in Antigua, they didn’t have a place to live, and his mom didn’t have work. She started selling tortillas on the street and sent her three young boys to work, so they could afford to rent a room. The streets were incredibly dangerous for children with the amount…

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“We hope in God it will continue this way”

“We hope in God it will continue this way” Maria Teodora Reyes Vasquez started working at Escuela Integrada the day it opened. She’s been serving the school for 20 years. She, like many of the teachers and staff, have been at the school since the beginning. Maria, Hernan, Sandra, Bradler, Glendy, Rafael, Mario, Francisco, Lidia,…

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

It’s Giving Tuesday and we’re celebrating 20 years of education at Escuela Integrada! Escuela Integrada opened its doors nearly 20 years ago. In fact, we are celebrating the 20th birthday of the school in 2023! It is amazing to see what God can do in 20 years—kids who used to work on the streets are…

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Guatemalan coffee makes a great stocking stuffer!

Guatemalan coffee makes a great stocking stuffer! Support small business with a coffee purchase from Guatemala! Not only does your order support local coffee farmers in Guatemala, but $4 from every bag sold goes right back to Escuela Integrada to fund education for children who live in extreme poverty. The coffee for this project is…

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Escuela Integrada, GRACES demonstrate example of in-country solidarity

GRACES is empowering Escuela Integrada, a Guatemalan-led school to fulfill its purpose of primary education GRACES held its first in-person Supporters Gathering since 2019! It was such a blessing to have supporters from all over the country come to Guatemala for graduations, home visits, family night and planning meetings for the organization. Twenty-two people traveled…

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Supporters Gathering resumes in-person meetings, graduations in Guatemala this week

This week, 24 GRACES supporters and board members will have a chance to reconnect for the first in-person Supporters Gathering since 2019. The week includes meetings with local partners, elementary graduation, junior high graduation, home visits, family night, cultural activities and more. “Being able to come together in Guatemala is really special,” said Hannah Nadeau…

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Celebrating another successful school year

The last day of school is this Friday! Dear friends, Can you believe it’s already the end of another school year? This is the last week of school in Guatemala this week and I wanted to share some highlights from this past year. First, I want to extend my gratitude and thanks to all of…

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Finish strong and submit your miles!

We are 5 days from the end of our Racing for GRACES challenge! Whether you participated with us since February 14 or if today is your first day, we are grateful for your involvement and support. Submit your miles! The raffle drawing will take place in the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to announce…

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BIG NEWS: We moved!

Take a tour of our new school location! In November, Escuela Integrada moved to a new location in Jocotenango. Come along with us for a tour of the new school building! We are hopeful that students will be able to enjoy this new space soon. More information on a return to in-person learning will be…

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Walk or run 1 mile per day with us!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Have you been able to stay on top of it? If not, don’t fret—we have the perfect opportunity for you to get back on track! Racing for GRACES is back for the 3rd year, but this time with a long-term commitment to health and wellness with a 75-day,…

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