NELA Students: Voice & Choice

NELA Students: Voice & Choice

It’s back to school week here!  Darilyn Hackett, principal of Nueva Esperanza Learning Academy (NELA), asked her teachers some important questions just before the first day of school: “What will you be doing this year to spark your students’ interest in learning? Read Full Story

Te Veo, Te Escucho, Te Honro

Te Veo, Te Escucho, Te Honro

At a recent gathering of six Vista Hermosa Foundation grantee partners near Mexico City, one of the participants from Amextra, a Baptist pastor, opened our time together with this simple exercise: ‘Te veo, Te escucho, Te honro.’ We all stood in a circle, and each person said Read Full Story

Celebrating World Holidays

Celebrating World Holidays

In honor of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9) and International Youth Day (August 12), we are spotlighting two of our partners working on these important issues. Tierra Nativa provides accompaniment, legal and technical advice to indigenous pueblos  Read Full Story

Restoring hope at the border.

Restoring hope at the border.

In these moments when we’re bombarded by images of suffering and death at the southern US border, it’s hard to have any hope or know what to do or how to respond. Sojourners, a national faith-based organization whose mission is to ‘seek to inspire hope Read Full Story

Lessons through Theater

Lessons through Theater

On June 7th, Nueva Esperanza Leadership Academy (NELA) hosted their year-end showcase which included a student-led cast reenacting the story of Moses. The students and staff of NELA took the challenge of presentingthis event in an approachable Read Full Story

Meet our new Programs Director

Meet our new Programs Director

Susan Dobkins recently joined the Vista Hermosa Foundation in a new role as Programs Director. She supports the programs team who coordinate domestic and international grantmaking and the First Fruits Scholars program. She’s thrilled to join an organization Read Full Story

What makes a champion?

What makes a champion?

On the sidelines of the soccer field at the state soccer tournament, one of the tournament staff commented, “I really love your players.” It’s no doubt that he has been around countless teams and players over the years in his position, so what did he see that stood out  about our players in particular? From… Read Full Story