Carmen: Seeing Challenges as Opportunities

Rise Program student Carmen completed her teaching practicum in the midst of COVID-19. Here she is delivering a virtual lesson to her students! Students like Carmen are proof that CoEd’s Rise Youth Development Program serves some remarkable young women. Through a...

Cristina: Teaching Tech from Home

Everyone, say hi to technology teacher, Cristina! (You may recognize her from this year’s Fall Fiesta at Home) Earlier this year, Cristina received the shocking news that schools were shutting down across Guatemala due to the emerging pandemic. Like teachers all...

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

If you’re anything like me, you’re breathing a sigh of relief as 2020 comes to a close. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to putting this strange and challenging year behind us once and for all. Yet there’s also a sense of apprehension, as we wonder, “What more could...

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...