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...

Give by December 31 and your gift will be matched up to $25,000!

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,...

A Message from Evelyn Roquel, Rise Program Coordinator

Dear Sponsors, It’s a pleasure for me to write to you and to share what the Rise Team in CoEd has been up to. We have maintained communication with each other, transmitting confidence, strength, security, and above all, a positive attitude (which undoubtedly...

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...