Will you be a force for good this holiday season?

As 2021 finally winds down, we reflect on what strange times we are living through. These last two years have been packed with uncertainty and unprecedented challenges. Although this is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guatemala has also suffered the effects of...

‘Tis the Season: For Rise Student Packets

It’s officially Fall! And you know what that means—no, not pumpkin spiced lattes (but we admit we love them too)—it’s Rise student packet season! The time of year when students in the Rise Youth Development Program get to showcase their accomplishments and share...

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,...