Tours to Guatemala: A Lasting Impact

Keep hearing us gush about tours, but finding it hard to imagine what it’s actually like to travel to Guatemala on a CoEd tour? One day you might find yourself in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua…   Or on a boat in the middle of Lake Atitlán.  ...

A Child Who Reads Is an Adult Who Thinks

Think back to first grade. Do you remember your teacher? Do you remember walking into your classroom and seeing labels all around the room to help you learn to read words like “door”, “clock”, “desk”? Unfortunately, first graders in...

7 Things You Need to Know About the Spark Reading Program!

Hear ye, hear ye: gather ‘round and hear the news! By royal decree, the Culture of Reading Program (CORP) shall now be known as the Spark Reading Program!(Okay, this isn’t actually a royal decree. We just like to sip tea and pretend we’re fancy.)The Culture of...

Our Partnership with Rotary is Stronger Than Ever!

Chances are you’ve seen this golden wheel around, but do you know what it represents? Rotary International is an international service organization that brings together business and professional leaders “to make positive, lasting change in their communities at home...

Dora María Cardenas Figueroa: A Classroom Transformed

Before the Culture of Reading Program (CORP) arrived at Agua Dulce school, Dora María’s classroom looked like most other first- and second-grade classrooms in rural Guatemala. There were no storybooks, just a whiteboard and some markers. Dora María used the teaching...