A Life of Service: The Story of Rise 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...

We’re Joining Girls CHARGE!

We know that you understand the importance of education for kids in rural Guatemala, and especially for the chicas. But did you know that USAID has stated that “educating girls yields a higher rate of return than any other investment available in the developing...

Spotlight on the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation

In addition to our FABULOUS scholarship sponsors and famous friends, there are a host of foundations that have chosen to throw their weight behind the Thousand Girls Initiative. Today we’d like to introduce you to one of them: the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation. The...

On Sponsors and Students: “You Are Important to Me”

When Rebecca Wilks went on her first CoEd tour in 2007, she never imagined that she and her husband Marco would end up changing a young person’s life—and being changed by her in return. But as she ate lunch with a friend and the two Scholarship Program students...

The Thousand Girls Initiative Turns One

Happy 1-year anniversary! On April 1, 2016, we officially launched the Thousand Girls Initiative, a massive expansion of our Scholarship & Youth Development Program that will help 1,000 young Guatemalan women avoid an all too common fate: dropping out of school...