CoEd’s Commitment to Equality

For the past 24 years, Cooperative for Education has fought against poverty, racism, and injustice in Guatemala. We seek to provide educational opportunities to rural, indigenous Guatemalans, who have historically suffered the highest levels of discrimination and...

Delivering Food to Families in Need

It’s 11:00 am and you wouldn’t believe how hard the scorching sun hits when you’re nearly 7,000 feet up in the mountains of San José Poaquil in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. The scene is almost surreal. A community leader, officially appointed by the local...

A Message from Evelyn Roquel, Rise Program Coordinator

Dear Sponsors, It’s a pleasure for me to write to you and to share what the Rise Team in CoEd has been up to. We have maintained communication with each other, transmitting confidence, strength, security, and above all, a positive attitude (which undoubtedly...

Give by December 31 and your gift will be matched up to $25,000!

Take a moment to reminisce with me. What was your childhood like? Was it anything like mine? I grew up in your typical Midwest, middle-class home with my parents and four siblings—two brothers and two sisters. Our parents worked hard to provide for us, but we were...

The Start of a Beautiful Friendship

Haaave you met Howard? Howard Lobb, who does not shy away from taking a leap of faith, left his successful corporate career back in 2001 to help the fledgling nonprofit Cooperative for Education start a computer program in Guatemala. So what if the organization was...