Empowering Girls in Tech

Melinda Gates once said, “If you want to lift up humanity, empower women.” And that is exactly what the community of Hacienda Maria is doing. Hacienda Maria students proudly holding their new Microsoft certificates This year, 18 CoEd Computer Program students from...

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...

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)...

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...

P&G Alumni Bring Computer Centers to Rural Students

Two middle schools in Guatemala have received computers for the first time thanks to a new grant and the help of a couple of generous CoEd supporters! Board members and P&G alumni Ben Chapman and Mario Contreras helped CoEd receive a $15,000 grant for Computer...