February 24, 2015
10+1 TRUE THINGS ABOUT EDUCATION EVERYWHERE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

10+1 TRUE THINGS ABOUT EDUCATION EVERYWHERE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Last week, ConTextos was invited to participate in the Strachan Foundation’s first ever Literacy Seminar. Twelve of the leading literacy and education organizations from Guatemala,…

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February 2, 2015
FINALLY!

FINALLY!

Vice President Joe Biden wrote in his New York Times Op Ed: A Plan for Central America: «As we were reminded last summer when thousands…

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January 26, 2015
TWO EL SALVADORS

TWO EL SALVADORS

Las week, Roberto Valencia from ElFaro.net, a widely awarded on-line newspaper covering issues effecting Salvadorans, published “Letter from the Underworld.” Valencia published a letter from a…

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January 20, 2015
“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.” –REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.” –REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

I’ve often heard people say that Martin Luther King Day should be a day of schooling, not a day off. After all, what better way…

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January 8, 2015
KINDERGARTEN IN THE “FIRST WORLD”

KINDERGARTEN IN THE “FIRST WORLD”

This morning, I went with my sister and my 5-year-old niece to visit her kindergarten teacher. Kelema got a not-so-stellar report card; my sister needed…

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December 30, 2014
GOODBYE 2014

GOODBYE 2014

Not much to say other than “Thank you” for all the support, guidance and feedback. We are exceedingly proud of the results, and hope you’ll…

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December 22, 2014
AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE THAT CARES

AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE THAT CARES

Last week I wrote about the challenges of deciding when, how and why to scale. I wrote about ConTextos’—and my own— commitment to outcomes, not just reach.…

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December 15, 2014
QUALITY OR QUANTITY: THE VALUE OF SCALE?

QUALITY OR QUANTITY: THE VALUE OF SCALE?

ConTextos is a learning organization—we constantly reflect upon our work to iterate and improve. This means learning from our mistakes and successes to grow better as…

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December 8, 2014
INCOME INEQUALITY IS SHRINKING IN LATIN AMERICA

INCOME INEQUALITY IS SHRINKING IN LATIN AMERICA

According to recent research, as reported in yesterday’s New York Times, income inequality is shrinking in Latin America. But no one is sure why. Nor are they…

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November 24, 2014
GIVE THESE KIDS -AND THEIR FAMILIES- A CHANCE AT HOME!

GIVE THESE KIDS -AND THEIR FAMILIES- A CHANCE AT HOME!

During 2014, nearly 70,000 kids have crossed the US border, unaccompanied and undocumented. Obama’s recent executive action to address immigration and delay deportation has brought…

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November 12, 2014
IT’S OFFICIALLY OUR FIFTH YEAR!

IT’S OFFICIALLY OUR FIFTH YEAR!

When I first launched ConTextos, someone told me the following: 92% of non-profits will fail in their first year. 95% will fail within two years.…

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November 3, 2014
THE IMPORTANCE OF OPENING THE AULA (CLASSROOM)

THE IMPORTANCE OF OPENING THE AULA (CLASSROOM)

Last week, we went to visit a school that is just finishing the Turnkey process.  We planned a morning visit for the donor; in fact,…

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