A Day of Firsts

Posted Saturday July 29, 2017 by hopeshines

Today was our first full day of this Summer Immersion volunteer program, and as a first-year volunteer I really did not know what to expect. I woke up with a...

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Executive Director Arrives in Kigali

Posted Sunday July 23, 2017 by hopeshines

“Can’t believe I’m back in Rwanda”. I say that every year and with the same surprise as if I should be. That phrase can have multiple meanings, depending on how...

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Greetings and Updates from Rwanda – Board Member Michael Stromme

Posted Saturday May 09, 2015 by hopeshines

The end of my time this trip is nigh, although it’s been very well-spent and productive, as well as immensely enjoyable. This past week a lot of time was spent...

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Run & Shine at the Colfax Marathon!

Posted Thursday May 07, 2015 by hopeshines

Whether it’s their first race or their 100th, our Hope Shines “Run & Shine Team” is raising money and awareness for a good cause while they run. More than 150...

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Express Yourself: An Insiders View of Hope Shines

Posted Friday February 27, 2015 by hopeshines

“EXPRESS YOURSELF”! We certainly do so at Hope Shines! We express ourselves through speech, writing, drawing, crafts, experiments, sports, games, action and dance. And as a 3 time reigning champion...

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Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Charity Partner

Posted Tuesday February 03, 2015 by hopeshines

Whether it’s your first race or your 100th, you can raise money and awareness for a good cause while you run. More than 150 nonprofits participated in the Kaiser Permanente...

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Ebola Update

Posted Monday October 13, 2014 by hopeshines

In light of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever in neighboring Uganda, the Government of Rwanda continues to put in place strict measures that will ensure the health...

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The Future for Hope Shines

Posted Tuesday August 12, 2014 by hopeshines

Hope Shines 2014 Rwanda Camps are coming to a close. The last of our American volunteers will be leaving this evening and myself along with our Executive Director, Dan Gladden,...

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Team Rwanda and College T-Shirt Day CSC 2014

Posted Sunday August 10, 2014 by hopeshines

There’s an excited, yet melancholy feel in the air. We’re going into our last day of camps. This amazing chapter is coming to a close. It’s such a high and...

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Our CSC Kids…

Posted Wednesday August 06, 2014 by hopeshines

The children of CSC have a special place in my heart and I don’t make this a secret to the volunteers or translators. They are the kids that touched my...

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