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February 2011

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Caroling for CoEd
Annual Report 2010
CoEd's Amazon Link
Work for CoEd
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Board of Trustees  

Patti Ballard

Jim Banks

Denis Forster

Karl Gieseke

David Kammer

Tom Koenig

Ed McCarter

David Noll

Paul Porcino

Ramón Rodriguez
Kathy Santen
Carleen Suttman
Doug Tyger
Jeff Berninger
Joe Berninger
Advisory Board

  Glenn Chamberlain

Mario Contreras

Bill Dankworth

Jack and Marie Eiting

Sr. Victoria Forde, SC

Charlie Gallagher

Fr. Mike Graham, SJ

Sr. Katie Hoelscher, SC

Dan Nocella

Sr. Kris Schrader, ASC

Emily West

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Dear Friend,           

2011 is officially off and running! This month, we are leading two tours through Guatemala for more than 60 people.
In this newsletter, you'll learn how four German families are caroling for a cause—just another example of the infinite number of ways to support CoEd. Also, be sure to check out our Annual Report to see exactly what we've been up to over the past year, thanks to your support. Your hard work and dedication really make a difference to the schoolchildren of Guatemala.
Caroling for a Cause in Germany


When the "Stuff You Should Know" podcasters traveled to Guatemala with CoEd in February 2010, they shared their experiences on their podcast. People around the world tuned in to hear Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark talk about their Guatemalan Adventure.

After listening to the podcast, four families living in Germany decided to help CoEd. The families are a mixture of Americans, Canadians, and Germans who joined forces to support CoEd. Seven children from the four families went to their local Christmas market and sang Christmas songs for donations. By the end of the day, they had collected 100 Euros to help provide books for schoolchildren in Guatemala! If you missed hearing about Stuff You Should Know's Guatemalan Adventure the first time around, the two-part podcast is still available on iTunes and through our website.  

Children in Germany
Caroling at the Christmas Market in Jena, Germany
New Photos from the Rotary Delivery Tour!
February 2011 Rotary Tour
Last week, 36 Rotary volunteers from all over the US, Canada, and the Cayman Islands joined CoEd to inaugurate 11 new textbook programs, one new computer lab, and three new classrooms in the Culture of Reading Program (CORP).

The tour was an exciting and moving experience for the Rotary Club members who have been raising money to make these educational projects a reality for rural Guatemalan schoolchildren. Be sure to check out some of our best photos from the tour on our Facebook page.

Our Snapshot tour starts in a week, and we're excited to meet the 20 new volunteers and five tour veterans who will be joining us for another round of inaugurations and school visits.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip, check out our tours page.

We still have room on both of our summer Snapshot tours: 

  • July 26-31, 2011
  • August 2-7, 2011
Check Out Our Annual Report from 2010


Our Annual Report from 2010 has just been released!  


Here are a few highlights from the report:annual report2 

  • Thanks to your voting efforts, 2010 was a great year for awards: We won the Better World Books literacy prize and took third place in Guatemala's Gutierrez Prize. 
  • Because of your support, 3,700 additional Mayan youths benefited from CoEd programs like the Culture of Reading Program and our scholarship, textbook, and computer programs.
  • Fall Fiesta was revamped and saw its highest ever receipts of $125,000 from Fall Fiesta and Fall Fiesta Atlanta.


Be sure to take a look at our Annual Report for a more detailed look at all we have been able to accomplish this past year, thanks to your support.


Help CoEd All Year Round by Shopping Amazon

Many people thought that CoEd's agreement with Amazon Amazonwas only for the holiday season, but it lasts all year round!

Here are two simple ways to help CoEd raise funds through Amazon:

1.) Keep shopping through this link that identifies you as a CoEd shopper so that CoEd receives up to 6% of the sales from each purchase.

2.) Consider adding our Amazon link to your email signature so that the link is shared with family and friends every time you email them.

Here is one example with the link showing:

Using this link when ordering from Amazon will help improve the quality of education for schoolchildren in Guatemala at no additional cost to you:   


Here is another example with the link hidden:


Using this link when ordering from Amazon will help improve the quality of education for schoolchildren in Guatemala at no additional cost to you. Learn more at 


By the way, you helped to raise nearly $600 for CoEd this holiday season, simply by doing your Amazon shopping through CoEd's link. Thank you! 
CoEd is Hiring!
hiring2CoEd is looking for a new Development Assistant for our Cincinnati office.

This position offers an entry into the nonprofit field through work for a growing international organization. The successful applicant will have strong communication, organizational, and data management skills and an interest in supporting the marketing and fundraising efforts of multiple staff members.

Resumes (including college GPA) and cover letters are due by March 1st!

See the full posting here



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