International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Eleven years ago, I traveled to Kenya with my mother and 10-year-old daughter. We were 3 generations of women seeking to connect with and learn from the stories of others.  We met so many women and girls on our journey, and their stories are forever etched on our souls. Read Full Story

Welcome Christelle Gorman!

Welcome Christelle Gorman!

Christelle Gorman recently joined the Vista Hermosa Foundation as a Program Officer and manages the International Grants portfolio. Originally from Côte d’Ivoire “Ivory Coast” (West Africa), she is a graduate of Gonzaga University and has spent the last 10 years Read Full Story

Children and Youth Leading the Way

Children and Youth Leading the Way

December 10 was celebrated as the UN’s Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.  The theme for 2019 is ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’, celebrating the 30th anniversary Read Full Story

Hope is a Decision

Hope is a Decision

Jim Wallis of Sojourners community and magazine visited the Collegium last week and reflected with a group of about 30 community members. He took time out of a busy book tour to visit Vista Hermosa Foundation, the Center for Sharing, and Jubilee Foundation, 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