Glendy’s Story

As drug trafficking continues to plague Central America and the United States, one girl is determined to do her part to keep her community safe. Today we want to share with you the incredible story of Glendy, a Rise Program scholar who will inspire you and give you...

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...

Why do you #StandforGirls?

Hello all, and welcome to 2018—year three of the Thousand Girls Initiative! We’re nearing the halfway point of our push to empower a new generation of educated Guatemalan women, and we’d like to step back to re-examine an essential question: WHY. Why is education...

Education and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

As a CoEd supporter, you know the value of education. You’ve put textbooks into the hands of Guatemalan students for the first time, witnessed students demonstrating their tech skills in brand new computer centers, seen classrooms transform under the skill of a...

A Life of Service: The Story of Scholarship Program Graduate Tiofila

Indigenous girls like Tiofila Sofía Monroy Tunché are at the very bottom of the social and economic hierarchy from the time they are born. Because of a cultural notion that girls aren’t worth educating, many Guatemalan girls face a life of poverty, discrimination, and...