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...

Best of Guatemala Travel Recommendations 2019

Thank you all for joining us here for our first ever Best of Guatemala Travel Recommendations! After spending time on a project tour with Cooperative for Education (CoEd), volunteers often ask to stay a little while longer in Guatemala. I mean who wouldn’t after...

Tours to Guatemala: A Lasting Impact

Keep hearing us gush about tours, but finding it hard to imagine what it’s actually like to travel to Guatemala on a CoEd tour? One day you might find yourself in the beautiful, colonial city of Antigua…   Or on a boat in the middle of Lake Atitlán.  ...

Moms Without Borders

Life-long friends and moms Maggie Gieseke and Erika Barnes were recently blown away by a Guatemalan mother who welcomed them into her home during a CoEd tour to Guatemala. “Being in the room with her, speaking to her mom to mom—it was so powerful,” says Maggie....

The Martyrs of Cantel

This February, over 60 volunteers traveled to Guatemala on a Cooperative for Education tour to deliver textbooks, inaugurate computer centers, visit Culture of Reading Program classrooms, and meet or reunite with their Scholarship Program students. It was a...