June 2015 Newsletter page 6

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson You are helping . . . COAR is clearly part of the solution to the crisis of children at the US border-–a problem that continues despite being off the front pages. As the Alliance for Prosperity plan proposes, fix the problems: build skills in the […]

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March 2015 Newsletter page 1

Four Internos Moving On . . . Then and Now # 1 – Veronica – Transition to Adulthood with Real Job Skills and Experience Veronica was one of several COAR internos selected by the Hotel Intercontinental Real, San Salvador, for a prestigious hotel internship program in 2014. While attending the regular high school, participants in […]

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March 2015 Newsletter page 2 and 3

Four Internos Moving On . . . Then and Now   # 2 & 3 Cristina and Marta Alicia, Sisters – Ready for a New Home   Marta Alicia turned 18 last month and the Child Protection Agency, ISNA, decided she should live with a relative. Cristina, 16, was allowed to leave with her.   […]

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March Newsletter 2015 pages 4 and 5

Archbishop Romero ~ Beatified May 23rd COAR is the oldest extant organization to carry Msgr. Romero’s name with the blessing of the Archdiocese of San Salvador Above, Sr. Dorothy Kazel, OSU, (murdered Dec. 2, 1980) took these pictures of Msgr. Romero when he visited the town next to where COAR stands today. Below are The […]

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March Newsletter 2015 pages 6 and 7

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson If you will indulge me, the memorial gifts below are for my father, John D. Stevenson, who died on October 30th. What I wrote to those who gave in his memory seems equally suited to all the COAR children’s supporters: “COAR may seem an odd […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 1

COAR’s roots: 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland Latin American Mission (CLAM) Team In El Salvador since 1964 In July San Salvador Archbishop Escobar welcomedCleveland’s Bishop Lennon to a mass and week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “CLAM” Team.   Bishop Lennon is joined by CLAM Team priests, past and current, Fr. Joe Callahan, Fr. Mike Stalla, Fr. Steve Vellenga, and […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 2 – Benefit Thanks

COAR Peace Mission Annual Benefit Celebrating 34 years of protecting, educating, and healing impoverished children in El Salvador. On Oct. 3rd, at the Center for Pastoral Leadership…   250+ wined and dined and   Raised $81,000+ Thanks!       Benefactors Musca Family Charitable Fund Mary Ann & John Mastrantoni Peg & Mike Cachat Anonymous Friend […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 3 – Benefit Thanks

Thanks!! Raffle Prize Donors Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern Revy Fair Trade Products Ridge Top Golf Course Jesuit Retreat House Sr. Sheila Marie Tobbe, OSU Buehler’s Fresh Foods Terry & Martin Tusim Anna Richards Fiona Hudec Art N Flowers Castle Noel Arline Nosse Atlee Horner Eileen Biehl Diane Kubera Kathy Yoakum […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 4 & 5

Some Christmas Gifts . . . Salvadoran Companies and Clubs that help the children with events from pure fun to education.  Seventeen COAR children went on a field trip to Bicentennial Park which is located in Antigua Cuscatlan. It is an ecological park with incredible views. From these lookouts you can see all of the natural wonders […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 6

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson Courage Under Fire Last week I was at COAR for year-end business. I spent one evening with friends of COAR, Mike and Susie Jenkins, who have run their own NGO for the past 10 years, Epilogos. It builds housing for the impoverished in our neighboring […]

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