CoEd’s Commitment to Equality

For the past 24 years, Cooperative for Education has fought against poverty, racism, and injustice in Guatemala. We seek to provide educational opportunities to rural, indigenous Guatemalans, who have historically suffered the highest levels of discrimination and...

Guest Blogger: Lilly Gieseke

The following post was written by CoEd supporter and tour veteran, Lilly Gieseke. I wanted to tell you all about the Helping Hands Tour, during which you stay at one school for the entire week, painting it and getting to know the people there. This is mixed with a...

Your support is helping thousands of students learn from home!

For years your gifts have helped Guatemalan communities—some of the poorest and most illiterate people in the world—transform their quality of education. And those gifts continue to help today, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although schools are closed in...

February 2020 Tour Highlights

Just last month, we packed our bags and headed down to Guatemala to meet 52 eager travelers for two INCREDIBLE project tours. With weeks’ worth of hilarious and heartfelt stories, we couldn’t pick just one favorite memory from tour…so we decided to give you seven!...

What Sponsoring a Student Means to Me

Sponsoring a student is a one-to-one relationship between a Guatemalan student and the donor who makes it possible for the student to continue in school past sixth grade. But sponsoring a student in CoEd’s Rise Program is so much more than just providing an academic...