Join Our 12 Hours of Impact

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Every day we each have a chance to impact another. Our actions, our words, our dollars, our votes — these are the ways we can change the world around us. This fall, join our 12 Hours of Impact campaign to send 18 additional indigenous Guatemalan youth to high school. Ensuring a high school education for   …Continue Reading

Our Paperclips to Scholarships Campaign is a Success

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$60,000 for Paperclips to Scholarships A huge thank you must go out to our generous network. From near and far you stepped up to help us raise more than $60,000 during our Paperclips to Scholarships campaign this month. This is an incredible feat and will help us reach thousands more children in Guatemala with innovative literacy programs.   …Continue Reading

Join Our 30×30 Campaign This December

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“I want to go to university,” Beverly declared to me. Her bright eyes and ease belying the difficult path that led this 14-year-old to interview for a high school scholarship. “I never knew my father, and my mother never even reached third grade. But I dream of having a professional job, and I want all   …Continue Reading

Top Ten Reasons to Go to Guatemala

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Exciting news! Registration is officially open for our spring Learning Journey to Guatemala. Join us September 7-14, 2017 for the trip of a lifetime. For eight days you will join a small group of mindful travelers to visit the communities where we work, meet our scholars and their families, and witness the transformation in these rural towns.   …Continue Reading

2014 Matching Moment

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Mark Your Calendars: Don’t Let Him Be A Statistic In the communities where we work only one in ten children reaches high school. It’s more common for a child like Victor to be malnourished, to be married before the age of eighteen, or to be the victim of domestic violence than it is for him/her   …Continue Reading

Turning Dreams into Reality

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A couple weeks ago I woke up from a rather interesting dream. In this dream, my intern task was to start a book collection to bring books to Guatemala on our upcoming Learning Journey. I researched proper book drop-off locations, I talked to businesses, and I searched the classifieds. By the end of my dream,   …Continue Reading

Memorable Milestones

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It was a big year for Reading Village. With your support, we were busy expanding, teaching, mentoring, and documenting. Below is a smattering of photos from our most proud moments. Thank you for making these possible, thank you for helping transform lives through literacy.  

The End of the World? Hardly.

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As apocalyptic visions fill the heads of some as we come to the end of a Mayan calendar cycle, about one hundred indigenous youth leaders in Guatemala gathered in the central highlands to prepare for the future – and there’s nothing apocalyptic about their vision! Five of Reading Village’s teen reading promoters took part in   …Continue Reading

Same Great Work, Just a Bold New Look

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I leave for Guatemala today to celebrate the end of our 6th successful year and the high school graduation of four more reading promoters: Maribel, Laura, Rony and Olivia. We’ve seen the impact our teens have had on the children they read to, and now we’re seeing the impact on their own lives as they graduate. This powerful story   …Continue Reading