Yoselyn: Driven to Make a Difference

Driven. Determined. Persistent. These are just a few of the amazing qualities that students in CoEd’s Rise Program possess. After all, you have to be pretty determined to even make it to middle school in rural Guatemala where more than 6 out of 10 kids don’t make it...

A Child Who Reads Is an Adult Who Thinks

Think back to first grade. Do you remember your teacher? Do you remember walking into your classroom and seeing labels all around the room to help you learn to read words like “door”, “clock”, “desk”? Unfortunately, first graders in...

Glendy’s Story

As drug trafficking continues to plague Central America and the United States, one girl is determined to do her part to keep her community safe. Today we want to share with you the incredible story of Glendy, a Rise Program scholar who will inspire you and give you...

A Vision for the Future

“I have a grand dream that CoEd will lead educational development in all of Guatemala.” Augusto Bal, long-time CoEd staff member, is dedicated to turning this vision into reality as your new Subdirector of Programs. “I believe that we have the capacity to put...

The Next 20 Years

We wrapped up our interview with CoEd founders Joe and Jeff by asking what they envision for the next 20 years of breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala. Their answer? Create integrated solutions to poverty in partnership with Idea Global, our partner organization...