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...

Meet Mayra!

Meet Mayra, one of the newest members of the CoEd team! Mayra joined the U.S. fundraising team this summer and has already proven herself indispensable. She helps Rise sponsors keep in touch with their students, maintains CoEd’s database, and a whole lot more! Tell us...

Moms Without Borders

Life-long friends and moms Maggie Gieseke and Erika Barnes were recently blown away by a Guatemalan mother who welcomed them into her home during a CoEd tour to Guatemala. “Being in the room with her, speaking to her mom to mom—it was so powerful,” says Maggie....

Introducing: Abby Gaide!

Now presenting the newest member of the CoEd team: Abby Gaide! Abby joined the team just a few short weeks ago as the Senior Rise Program Coordinator in the United States. She can’t wait to get to know you and help you connect with the students whose lives you...

A Letter from Any, Rise Program Facilitator

My name is Any Xicay, and I am the Rise Youth Development Program facilitator for the communities of Cerritos and Chimazat. I currently work with 111 students in those communities. My work is something that makes me passionate, that I love, and that fosters my own...