Our mission is to address the root causes and consequences of violence and poverty through education and health programs that empower youth and communities, and strengthen public systems. At Glasswing, we believe that every person has both the potential and the right to thrive, no matter what adversity they face. We engage thousands of volunteers to ensure sustainable change, while fostering hope and community pride.
Change the lives of children and youth
In Fifteen Years
Our programs engage members of communities, deepening our impact. Since 2007, we have directed more than $140M in funds toward health and education programs and impacted the lives of more than 2.2 million people.
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Celina featured on CNN en Español
Celina de Sola was interviewed by Pulitzer Prize winner Andrés Oppenheimer on his renowned show Oppenheimer Presenta where she was recognized as the Innovator of the Week because of the tremendous impact Glasswing’s work has in transforming communities by providing opportunities to youth to help them thrive! Celina shared how with the support of hundreds of thousands […]
Valentina Ferrer visits our NYC students
International model and entrepreneur Valentina Ferrer visited with our NYC students, sharing her story and inspiring them to gain confidence and work to accomplish their dreams. We are so thankful to Valentina for teaming up with us, and joining our mission of empowering youth and helping them believe in a brighter future!
Celina at Festival de las Ideas in Puebla, Mexico
The second Festival de las Ideas was held in Puebla, Mexico at the Metropolitan Auditorium in early March, where our co-founder and president Celina de Sola shared more about our mental health initiative, SanaMente, and our goal to reach more than 9 million people in the region over the next five years. Implemented in El […]
Youth Leaders Honored in Guatemala
In Guatemala, Youth Leaders from Glasswing programs joined our CEO Ken Baker at a private lunch at the US Chamber of Commerce with US Ambassador to Guatemala William W. Popp, leaders from the Partnership for Central America, and our partners from Millicom. The youth, from the Western Highlands of Guatemala, shared their experiences and challenges […]
MusexMuse trunk show in NYC benefits Glasswing
In February we received the generous support of MusexMuse, an NYC-based jewelry and retail store which has collaborated with Munnu The Gem Palace to donate a portion of their online and in-store sales of a month-long trunk show to Glasswing. We are so grateful to both brands for their long standing collaboration.
Celebrating 10 years in Panama!
We are celebrating our tenth year of commitment to community building and resource-sharing in Panama! Since 2013, over 13,461 people have been impacted through the revitalization of public spaces and schools. Over 1,535 students have participated in our education programs and over 2,150 youth have taken part in youth empowerment, life skills and employment programs. […]
Where we work
How we work
We're run by a team of international leaders, with 98% of our senior staff located in the region, allowing us to deliver local solutions with a global perspective and providing flexibility to respond to the most pressing needs in all of our initiatives.
Innovate We design, implement and oversee our own projects, providing flexibility and local ownership in all our programs.
Mobilize We train and mobilize thousands of community members, empowering individuals to become part of the solution and share in the commitment.
Connect We connect all sectors of society and capitalize on a community's existing strengths to create more integrated communities.
Monitor & Evaluate We assess and modify existing programs to ensure success and sustainability year after year.
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