Yoselyn: Driven to Make a Difference

Driven. Determined. Persistent. These are just a few of the amazing qualities that students in CoEd’s Rise Program possess. After all, you have to be pretty determined to even make it to middle school in rural Guatemala where more than 6 out of 10 kids don’t make it...

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A Child Who Reads Is an Adult Who Thinks

Think back to first grade. Do you remember your teacher? Do you remember walking into your classroom and seeing labels all around the room to help you learn to read words like "door", "clock", "desk"? Unfortunately, first graders in rural Guatemala often have a...

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STEM-Savvy Rise Scholars

Clara Barton. Marie Curie. Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau. What do these people have in common? (Cue Jeopardy music.) What is “women in STEM”? You got it! Barton, Curie, and Hutchinson Rousseau all used their STEM (aka: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)...

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The Start of a Beautiful Friendship

Haaave you met Howard? Howard Lobb, who does not shy away from taking a leap of faith, left his successful corporate career back in 2001 to help the fledgling nonprofit Cooperative for Education start a computer program in Guatemala. So what if the organization was...

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Behind-the-Scenes at a Textbook School

Overwhelmed. Hopeful. Overjoyed. This is what you’ve told us you felt after visiting your first Textbook School on a CoEd tour. So, how do the students feel? How about their parents? Their teachers? CoEd staff member and tour guide extraordinaire, Juan Pablo (pictured...

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