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...

Update on CoEd’s Response to COVID-19

While many of us in the U.S. are seeing COVID-19 risks diminish, unfortunately, case numbers in Guatemala are still on the rise and their vaccine rollout has faced numerous problems and delays. We at CoEd are very concerned about this situation and are taking every...

Maya Culture: Alive and Well Today

In ancient times, Maya kings and queens formed their most prized headdresses with Quetzal feathers, like this student replicates here. In school, you probably sat in history class and learned about the Maya Empire – one of the most dominant indigenous societies of...

Where It All Started: Kris Schrader’s Story

This month, we are celebrating the legacy of Sister Kris Schrader, who has dedicated 33 years of service to education in rural Guatemala! She is now returning home to the US. Kris gave CoEd’s Founders, Jeff and Joe Berninger, and CoEd’s Director of Partner...