Carmen: Seeing Challenges as Opportunities

Rise Program student Carmen completed her teaching practicum in the midst of COVID-19. Here she is delivering a virtual lesson to her students! Students like Carmen are proof that CoEd’s Rise Youth Development Program serves some remarkable young women. Through a...

Cristina: Teaching Tech from Home

Everyone, say hi to technology teacher, Cristina! (You may recognize her from this year’s Fall Fiesta at Home) Earlier this year, Cristina received the shocking news that schools were shutting down across Guatemala due to the emerging pandemic. Like teachers all...

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If you’re anything like me, you’re breathing a sigh of relief as 2020 comes to a close. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to putting this strange and challenging year behind us once and for all. Yet there’s also a sense of apprehension, as we wonder, “What more could...

Award-Winning Creativity: Sharlyn’s Story

Children in rural Guatemala grow up surrounded by beautiful vistas—rolling hills and terraced landscapes that spark the creative imaginations of hundreds of volunteers who visit these rural areas with Cooperative for Education (CoEd) each year. But for these kids,...

Meet Adoptees With Guatemalan Roots

The following post was written by the Adoptee Advocates of Adoptees With Guatemalan Roots. If you want to learn more about this organization, head over to www.guateroots.org. Over 30,000 children were adopted from Guatemala before international adoption closed in...