Guest Blogger: Lilly Gieseke

The following post was written by CoEd supporter and tour veteran, Lilly Gieseke. I wanted to tell you all about the Helping Hands Tour, during which you stay at one school for the entire week, painting it and getting to know the people there. This is mixed with a...

February 2020 Tour Highlights

Just last month, we packed our bags and headed down to Guatemala to meet 52 eager travelers for two INCREDIBLE project tours. With weeks’ worth of hilarious and heartfelt stories, we couldn’t pick just one favorite memory from tour…so we decided to give you seven!...

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.  ...