The Rise Ripple Effect

Just like throwing a stone into a pond, sponsoring a student in the Rise Youth Development Program creates ripples that not only impact one student’s life for the better, but continues to impact generation after generation of students in Guatemala. But don’t...

Rise Graduate Meets Michelle Obama

Education made this possible.  Ancelma was born in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, where 95% of students never graduate from high school. Through Cooperative for Education’s programs, Ancelma beat these odds, earned her diploma, and broke the cycle of poverty in...

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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...

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...

Claudia: Changing Minds and Hearts

CoEd Rise Program graduate Claudia broke out of poverty and is on her way to achieving her dreams. Perhaps her most impressive accomplishment to date? Changing her father’s perspective on educating his daughters. Several months ago we had the privilege of...