1st time ever: COAR WINNER: Scholarship to the Jesuit University (UCA)

COAR had a simple beginning.  War was raging in the countryside and displaced families, women and children were fleeing to the outskirts of San Salvador for safety.  A Cleveland priest working in the parish of Zaragoza in El Salvador noticed the growth in child war refugees and decided to do something about it.  Through the […]

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Raising them through to graduation

  Mercy, raised at COAR since 2005, earned a college scholarship to the Jesuit University of Central America. Gamaliel, raised at COAR since 2006, earned a scholarship to a technical college. Rosario was raised at another orphanage. When it closed in 2011 she came to COAR. She has a nursing internship at the hospice that […]

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Teaching English-This is pretty funny

  The lessons were carefully constructed with verbs and useful vocabulary for the scenario: “What do you say when you enter a clothing store?” And then . . . The video shows the serious purpose of teaching English (St. Edward and Beaumont High Schools, June 2016). At minute 3:25, you’ll see chase scenes. You’ll ask, […]

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Kindergarten & High School Graduation 2015

The COAR family is proud to announce the graduation of three of our long time residents:  Juan Carlos, Ingrid and Yesenia.  All three of these young adults are talented, caring, hardworking and dependable.  It is always sad to say goodbye to kids at graduation but we all know that everyone needs to leave the nest […]

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Two great new workshops: Dress Making & Handicrafts

Anyone with teenagers knows that kids are not always “motivated” by the intrinsic joy of traditional academics. Now, COAR offers several wonderful semester long workshops designed to supplement the traditional academic disciplines.  These workshops play a much larger role than you might, at first, suspect.   Pictured above, three graduates from the dress making workshop […]

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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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Salvadoran Independence Day at COAR – Sept. 15th: Celebration & Education

How about taking a quick pop quiz:  Do you know your world history? July 4th, 1776:  Declaration of US Independence signed, officially declaring the independence of the US colonies. July 14th, 1789:  French National Day (Bastille Day) commemorating the steps leading to the French Republic. September 15th, 1821:  Latin American Independence gained after an 11 […]

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Sports and Recreation at COAR

COAR, like most schools today, realizes the importance of promoting healthy physical exercise, as well as, traditional academia.  What have great minds said about exercise?  President JFK said “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”. President Thomas […]

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