Grace of God Academy

The Grace of God Academy (GOGA) CarePoint is a holistic community outreach center located in the western port town of San Jose, Guatemala.

The staff desire to build healthy communities through access to affordable ESL education, computer training, vocational training, and promotion of a clean environment. They believe “education is the engine of personal development.” The CarePoint is directed by Juan Carlos Santos and they currently provide services to about 100 children. The majority of the children served come from low-income families where parents or guardians do not have steady jobs. Most of them are part-time or seasonal laborers. Currently, GOGA has focused its efforts primarily on offering English as a Second Language and computer skills training to low-income children and adults. All of the children attend public elementary school or beyond.

With the partnership of the Community Culture Church, the children at GOGA CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Community Culture Church community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Grace of God Academy

Carolina Cardona
Country Director

Atkelt Simon
Community Partnership Manager

HopeChest Partnership Leader

Empower a Child at Grace of God Academy

Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.

Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.

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Story of Impact from Guatemala

This Mother’s Dreams are Fueled by…Eggs!

Dana Owens / December 23, 2019

In a community where most children have to work in fields so their family can get by, Maria has bigger dreams for her children.

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HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.

A fundraiser for Grace of God Academy is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.

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