Juana Estela is Defying the Odds

Founder and Executive Director, Linda Smith, speaks with recent program and high school graduate, Juana Estela, who spent four years promoting literacy among hundreds of children in her community. Across Guatemala there are two million youth who cannot afford to be in school. We believe that is two million too many. Thanks to you, Juana Estela…

GLOBAL LITERACY STORY-A-THON

In the world today, one billion adults cannot read. Those same adults may never be paid a living wage, and will struggle to support their families. Reading Village, 100 Book Day, and Boulder Book Store believe that reading starts with children. By reading stories together, kids’ imaginations run wild and they grow up with the…

The Power of the Reading Village Model

Check out this 5-minute spot on KGNU’s Dot Org program, featuring our founder Linda Smith painting a picture of the power of Reading Village’s model for community development. Comments The file didn’t work but I still look forward to seeing and listening to such inspiring work most especially if honorable Linda Smith is involved. I…

Donations Matched Today!

TODAY ONLY! (until midnight Eastern Time) Donations to Reading Village are being matched 30% — today only — when made on our GlobalGiving site. Our goal is to raise $10,000 today to bring our Leaders and Readers program to a new village in Guatemala. These funds will pay for high school scholarships and leadership training for…

Donations Matched 30% on Wed, March 14

“Today I had a very beautiful moment. I have always heard children asking for food or money, but for the first time in my life I saw a group of children ask for a story. And that, for me, is very significant” — Gael Dhaenens, Reading Village’s new Community Facilitator in Guatemala. He couldn’t have…

Colorado Premiere of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator at BIFF 2012

Just two weeks ago the ex-dictator of Guatemala, General Efraín Ríos Montt, was ordered to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity and has been placed under house arrest. The ruling was a victory for the relatives of those killed in Guatemala’s 36-year civil war which includes families in communities where Reading…

Beautiful Bookmarks

What a lovely surprise! 32 colorful, handmade bookmarks turned up in the mail this weekend. They came from the generous hearts of fourth grade students at Temple Har Shalom’s Religious School. I didn’t even know they were doing this. Apparently they heard about Reading Village from our friends at the Good People Fund. Vice Principal Joshua Greenbaum…

Donations Matched on October 19!

Donations Matched on October 19! Donate HERE on October 19th And you could win a brand new Kindle Fire plus your donation will be matched 30% We now have 30 amazingly talented teen reading promoters gearing up for the new school year in January. Help fund their scholarships and we all win: 1. Everyone who donates $100…

Sign up for 100 Book Day!

Put reading into action and sign up for 100 Book Day today! On Saturday, November 26, parent-child teams will set out to read together 100 storybooks to raise money and awareness for Reading Village. Spend quality time with a beloved child, jump start or reinforce their love of reading and in doing so make this…