Health & Well Being

Sept. News – CORN healing body and soul – Solidarity 1 of 3

Soft Corn – Central Americans, where corn was born, celebrate the brief time, August-September, when they eat “soft corn”.

Corn first evolved in Central America and has gone on to be fundamental to world food supplies.  But back where it all started . . . the pictures below show the total corn cycle at COAR.  It starts with planting corn on our large campus in the spring.  This year the St. Edward High School […]

Sept. News – Teaching English, Soccer, the Party! – Solidarity 2 of 3

Dinner Party – Time to talk, and they did after a week of learning English and Spanish (they are young) with a card commemorating this night of solidarity.

During a week-long visit in June (the first visitors we’ve had since 2019) the men of St. Edward High School, Lakewood, OH, spent quality time with the students of the COAR high school (teaching English, our standard, and most valuable service!) and quality time with some of our residents. This included a nice sit-down dinner […]

The Professionalism that Leads to Healing

Natural Disasters and Personal Trauma Professionalism Deals with All of It El Salvador (and COAR) WILL be hit with an earthquake, hurricane, or wildfire in the near future. It is inevitable. But COAR will be ready for them. Other traumas, childhood traumas, abuse and violence, these, too, require preparation and professional training. COAR’s professional staff consists of a “technical team” which has […]

Special Feature: COAR Kids’ Artwork

Thanks to this summer’s auction, we here at COAR (and you) have been privileged to enjoy some of the paintings from our residents. But now, these wonderful young artists are getting internet-wide exposure through participation in the Memory and Resistance exhibit. This exhibit, sponsored by InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia, COAR Peace Mission, Ursuline […]

This is why you give: 40 years of keeping children safe and enabling resilience

The children are safe from this pandemic. The children are meeting the challenges of this pandemic. The children will be prepared when this pandemic ends. When this 40th year began we thought it would be non-stop celebrations at the Children’s Village, in our town and parish in Zaragoza, all over El Salvador, and among supporters […]

August 15th – Foundation Day

August 15th – Foundation Day – A Day of Joy between two sorrows – and Joy for 40 years August 15th is the Catholic feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. It was also the birthday of St. Romero in 1915. As refugee children came to the CLAM Team Parish […]

Are You Bored Yet?

If quarantine had you a little stir-crazy, just imagine being locked-down with 30-some odd children and teenagers! Luckily, between the housemothers and the director, time is well organized at COAR and the residents are staying busy! They’re Receiving Classes… Sarai Doing Homework Student Using the Computer Lab Merlin Taking Exam They’re “Zoom”-ing… Thank You, Jóvenes […]

Notes From Quarantine

  As we’ve been preparing the Spring Sponsorship mailing to go out, (Don’t worry, sponsors, you’ll get to read your whole letter for yourself soon!) a common thread runs through the residents’ letters. Staying. At. Home. We’re all living through the same storm these days, so let’s take a look at what the COAR residents are […]