Stories of Hope

Adaly is grateful for you.

One of our Institute alums, Adaly, said something that I can't stop thinking about. "We are all used to studying just to work here," she said. "Nothing changes. We're in a square." "But the Institute shows us that there are things outside of that square. That's the...

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Girls like Yanelí are the future

It never gets old, friends. Every summer as we welcome new students, I am struck by just how incredible this experience is. How honored I am to be a part of these young leaders' lives. And how grateful I am to each of you for making it all possible. When I meet girls...

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Julissa inspires me.

Julissa talks a million miles a minute and has a permanent smile on her face. But her life has not always been easy. When she talks about her community, she says, "Our neighborhood is super closed-minded. No one is growing. No one believes in us. People don't think...

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You changed Abner’s life

A month ago, Abner showed up to his first-ever Hands Offering Hope event. His friend Ana—an Institute alum and leadership club leader in San Angel—invited him to attend the Winter Conference, and Abner said yes. This event that you funded and our student leaders made...

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A BIG Birthday Announcement

Hello friends! Today is my birthday (yay!) and I get to make a really huge announcement! Five years ago, a group of us saw the beauty and power in the youth of this incredible community in Mexico. We built a program to show these students their massive potential, then...

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