Edwin’s Path out of Poverty

Textbooks. Computers. Spark Reading. Rise Youth Development. All four of CoEd’s programs work with students in Guatemala to help them get the education they deserve in order to reach one of the biggest milestones in their lives, high school graduation! But it doesn’t...

Tours to Guatemala: A Lasting Impact

Keep hearing us gush about tours, but finding it hard to imagine what it’s actually like to travel to Guatemala on a CoEd tour? One day you might find yourself in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua…   Or on a boat in the middle of Lake Atitlán.  ...

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...

STEM-Savvy Rise Scholars

Clara Barton. Marie Curie. Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau. What do these people have in common? (Cue Jeopardy music.) What is “women in STEM”? You got it! Barton, Curie, and Hutchinson Rousseau all used their STEM (aka: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)...

3 Surefire Tips for Deciding Which Student to Sponsor

When you’re thinking about sponsoring a student, we know it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which one to pick. How do I choose!? This is like gym class all over again! They’re all so incredible! They all deserve a chance to succeed!  Well friends, we agree...