Feliz Cumpleanos! Happy Birthday!

Feliz cumpleanos a ti- En tu dia feliz- Feliz cumpleanos, mi carino- Feliz cumpleanos a ti- No matter what the words are, the sentiment is still the same:  love and celebration.  During the war years, children at COAR often came with no documentation. They may literally have wandered, alone, up to our doors – or, […]

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Celebrating COAR’s 35th Anniversary

35 years ago, COAR was born out of necessity and a dream.  The Cleveland Mission Team was hard at work in El Salvador – serving the poor, the children, the refugees only months after Archbishop Romero was slain in the chapel at Divina Providencia.  Looking back, few realized what an impact COAR would have in […]

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The Sant’Egidio community in El Salvador joins in solidarity with COAR & peace

In the late fall of 2014, the Community Sant’Egidio in El Salvador reached out to COAR for the first time. They came to COAR to be in solidarity with our children and to share their message of Peace in a society that is being ripped apart by youth violence. There is probably no place on […]

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COAR Kids Watch 2014 World Cup

On Saturday, June 28th, the COAR kids had a wonderful treat.  All of our kids boarded a bus and headed off to a shopping mall about 20 minutes from Zaragoza in order to watch Brazil take on Chile in the 2014 World Cup. For those who have not been to Zaragoza, the main street offers […]

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Letting Kids Be Kids: OFF TO THE MOVIES!

    In May, COAR’s director rewarded 20 of our kids for their excellent grades at the end of the  1st grading period and their overall good behavior. She sought out Salvadoran sponsors who paid for a rare field trip to a Cinemark movie theater to watch the newly released Spiderman 2. The kids were well […]

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Visit to Esquipulas

In the spring of 2014, two COAR students, Diana and Mercedes, were honored with a trip to the town of Esquipulas in southeastern Guatemala due to their outstanding grades. Members of the local Parish, Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza, were making a pilgrimage to Esquipulas and invited these top scholars to join them […]

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