Common Hope Hosting Noche de Colores Benefit April 17th

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Non-profit Common Hope, occupying an office space at Energy Park Drive office/warehouse building, is hosting Noche de Colores, a special evening celebrating friendship, family, and the children of Guatemala.

Noche de Colores Benefit April 17th

Noche de Colores Benefit April 17th

We highly encourage anyone interested to come to Noches de Colores. All proceeds go towards funding the programs Common Hope provides and it's a great way to network and meet new like-minded people

Common Hope promotes hope and opportunity in Guatemala, partnering with children, families and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives though education, health care, and housing.

Established in 1986, Common Hope was created from a desire to help the poor. Founders Dave and Betty Huebsch left their family, friends, and a peaceful lifestyle in Minnesota to see what they could offer the people of Guatemala. Their attention became focused on the remote village of Santiago Atitlán, where 40,000 people lived in stark poverty. When they asked parents in the village how they could best be helped, parents expressed a great yearning to educate their children so they might have a path to a better future.

In 1990, during Guatemala's civil war, Common Hope was relocated to the Antigua valley, where it was safer to work yet the need was still great. Common Hope expanded its programs in the 1990s to include health care, housing, and social work support for students and their families. In 2005, they opened New Hope School, built and run by Common Hope, where student promotion rates and standardized test scores have consistently outperformed national averages. Today, Common Hope serves more than 11,000 impoverished children and adults in 26 communities outside of Antigua and Guatemala City.

Common Hope saw renovations in their offices at Energy Park Plaza in September 2013. This expansion allowed Common Hope to expand their staff and fundraising capacity, allowing them to serve more children and families in Guatemala.

Common Hope's Noche de Colores benefit will be held on April 17th at Earle Brown Heritage Center. The event begins at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception and a Guatemalan marketplace. Following the reception is a special performance by the Corazon Latino Dance Troupe and an authentic Guatemalan Dinner. A live benefit auction closes out the dinner portion of the evening, the auction items can be viewed here. The after-party begins at 9:00 PM and will have salsa dancing and free dance lessons, live music from Salsa del Soul, and the chance to win some incredible raffle prizes.

The complete program of Noche de Colores, which includes all pre and post dinner events and after-party, costs $125.00. For those interested in only attending the after party, the ticket cost is $25.00. All after party ticket sales before April 17th receive a free raffle ticket. $60 dollars of each ticket purchased will be tax-deductible.

"We highly encourage anyone interested to come to Noches de Colores. All proceeds go towards funding the programs Common Hope provides and it's a great way to network and meet new like-minded people," says Kallie Sandell of Common Hope.

If at any point you need directions to Earle Brown Heritage Center, you can call their Direction Line at 763-569-6340.

For more information about Common Hope and the Noche de Colores benefit:

Noche de Colores 2015 Information

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday, April 17, 2015

Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Festivities begin at 5:30pm

After party and salsa dancing at 9:00pm

$125 per person
$1,250 per table of 10
$25 if only attending after-party

Noche de Colores event website:

Auction Item website:

Purchase Tickets Here!

Common Hope Contact Information

1400 Energy Park Drive, Suite 23
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: (651) 917-0917
Fax: (651) 917-7458

JGM Properties owns and manages Energy Park Drive, as well as 15 suburban Minneapolis warehouse, and office space properties. Founded in 1980, JGM Properties works with over 300 tenants, including Common Hope, to provide office, warehouse, and retail space for lease in Minnesota.

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