Monthly Archives: September 2013

Founder’s Corner: Notes from Guatemala, Part V

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Our Founder & Executive Director, Linda Smith, is in Guatemala this week. She travels down there a few times every year and when she does, the stories she sends back are bound to inspire! While her schedule is jam packed meeting with staff and scholars and partner organizations, we’ll try to keep you up to   …Continue Reading

Founder’s Corner: Notes from Guatemala, Part VI

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Our Founder & Executive Director, Linda Smith, is in Guatemala this week. She travels down there a few times every year and when she does, the stories she sends back are bound to inspire! While her schedule is jam packed meeting with staff and scholars and partner organizations, we’ll try to keep you up to   …Continue Reading

Founder’s Corner: Notes from Guatemala, Part IV

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Our Founder & Executive Director, Linda Smith, is in Guatemala this week. She travels down there a few times every year and when she does, the stories she sends back are bound to inspire! While her schedule is jam packed meeting with staff and scholars and partner organizations, we’ll try to keep you up to   …Continue Reading

Founder’s Corner: Notes from Guatemala, Part III

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Our Founder & Executive Director, Linda Smith, is in Guatemala this week. She travels down there a few times every year and when she does, the stories she sends back are bound to inspire! While her schedule is jam packed meeting with staff and scholars and partner organizations, we’ll try to keep you up to   …Continue Reading

Founder’s Corner: Notes from Guatemala, Part II

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Our Founder & Executive Director, Linda Smith, is in Guatemala this week. She travels down there a few times every year and when she does, the stories she sends back are bound to inspire! While her schedule is jam packed meeting with staff and scholars and partner organizations, we’ll try to keep you up to   …Continue Reading

Founder’s Corner: Notes from Guatemala, Part I

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Our Founder & Executive Director, Linda Smith, is in Guatemala this week. She travels down there a few times every year and when she does, the stories she sends back are bound to inspire! While her schedule is jam packed meeting with staff and scholars and partner organizations, we’ll try to keep you up to   …Continue Reading

Founder’s Corner: The Power to Transform Communities

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This summer, as our country marks many of the moments of the civil rights movement of the 60’s, I’ve been re-reading some of Martin Luther King Jr’s later writings when he turned his attention from the South to our northern cities. Not surprisingly, 1967 urban Black America and 2013 rural Mayan Guatemala are worlds apart.   …Continue Reading

What We Do Different: Building Relationships

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I frequently find myself in the same conversation with people before they come on a Learning Journey to Guatemala with Reading Village.  Here’s how the conversation typically goes. Traveler:  What are we going to build when we are in Guatemala? Me:  Relationships. Traveler: No, I mean how are we going to volunteer to help the people in   …Continue Reading