Will you be a force for good this holiday season?

As 2021 finally winds down, we reflect on what strange times we are living through. These last two years have been packed with uncertainty and unprecedented challenges. Although this is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guatemala has also suffered the effects of...

‘Tis the Season: For Rise Student Packets

It’s officially Fall! And you know what that means—no, not pumpkin spiced lattes (but we admit we love them too)—it’s Rise student packet season! The time of year when students in the Rise Youth Development Program get to showcase their accomplishments and share...

Where It All Started: Kris Schrader’s Story

This month, we are celebrating the legacy of Sister Kris Schrader, who has dedicated 33 years of service to education in rural Guatemala! She is now returning home to the US. Kris gave CoEd’s Founders, Jeff and Joe Berninger, and CoEd’s Director of Partner...

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...