THANK YOU SISTER CARMEN!

The four Catholic Sisters from the Missionary Order:  Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza (Spain) have become an institution at COAR.  While they have only been at COAR for less than 2 years, their love, leadership, service and dedication to the kids has made their presence a blessing.  On September 15th, 2015, the COAR […]

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COAR Invited to Speak at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

On Thursday, September 10th, COAR’s Executive Director Mary Stevenson, was invited to speak at an evening program sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. It was an intimate gathering at the Market Garden Brewery on West 25th street in Cleveland, Ohio. CCWA had reserved Market Garden Brewery’s conference room for this wonderful event. It […]

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COAR Kids Are Great Artists – MURAL 2015

In honor of the inauguration of the new Therapy Center at COAR Children’s Village, our Director held a contest among all of the residential houses to create a mural that celebrates life and youth.   From that winning mural, COAR encouraged all of the kids to pick up a paint brush and bring not only […]

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Arts and Crafts Workshop – just one of many programs featured during the Independence Day Celebrations

As part of the annual Independence Day festivities, COAR’s school took the opportunity to shine a spotlight on its highly successful new workshops.  Pictured above, long time COAR resident Ignacio, shows off some of his creations from the Arts and Crafts workshop.  The day was extra special because following a series of patriotic and civic […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 1

Horrible headlines . . . . . COAR’s solutions . . . . . .   A Suspected gang member detained by police in San Salvador CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY MANU BRABO/AP The Executioners of El Salvador By Daniel Alarcón, August 4, 2015 Earlier this year, the International Business Times ran this bewildering headline: “El Salvador to […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 2

Horrible headlines . . . . . COAR’s solutions . . . . . .   Inside El Salvador’s ‘War Without Sense’ Ioan Grillo @ioangrillo July 24, 2015 http://time.com/3966900/el-salvador-gangs-violence/ El Salvador’s Kill Zone Ioan Grillo @ioangrillo July 23, 2015 http://time.com/3969232/el-salvadors-kill-zone/ Warring gangs have turned El Salvador into one of the world’s deadliest places When new […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 4

Horrible headlines . . . . . COAR’s solutions . . . . . .   Gang violence in El Salvador fuelling country’s child migration crisis Warring gangs and crime are prompting more youngsters to leave their families and homes and seek refuge in the US Nina Lakhani in San Salvador, Tuesday 18 November 2014 […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 5

Hopeful headlines . . . . . COAR’s been part of this solution for 35years . . . . . .   For-profit education The $1-a-week school Private schools are booming in poor countries. Governments should either help them or get out of their way Aug 1st 2015 | From the print edition http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21660113-private-schools-are-booming-poor-countries-governments-should-either-help-them-or-get-out   […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 6

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson So, “The Expert” Seems To Be Saying Our Budget Needs to Increase by $50,000.00 As I read head-line after head-line about El Salvador these past few months, I was overwhelmed by how well COAR is doing. It is an excellent and safe child care facility […]

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