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 Seventeen Years
Our programs engage members of communities, deepening our impact. Since 2007, we have directed more than $180M in funds toward health and education programs and impacted the lives of more than 3 million people.
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Avanzando el Futuro: Mental Health Care in Colombia
Brillith, a mother of three, lives in Valledupar, Colombia, a city of nearly half a million people near the border between Colombia and Venezuela. Valledupar, like other areas in the border region, is a host community for migrant and refugee populations from Venezuela. At least 2.9 million Venezuelans live in Colombia, of more than 7.7 […]
Women Who Inspire
A Conversation with Magda Sofia Pérez Caballero, Glasswing’s Country Director for Honduras Magda Sofia Pérez Caballero knew from an early age that she was going to get an education. Her plans to study weren’t just a result of her curiosity and love of learning, although those certainly motivated her too. The main reason she pursued […]
Promoting self-care and well-being through SanaMente during Mental Health Month
October was World Mental Health Month, an opportunity to spotlight our conviction that “Mental health is global health, a universal right.” Throughout the month, we focused on expanding knowledge around mental health and encouraging actions to promote and safeguard mental health as a universal human right. Through our SanaMente program, we conducted mental-health workshops in […]
Youth Impact Leaders celebrate International Youth Day
The Glasswing Youth Impact Leaders for Central America Youth Festival 2023 took place from August 22 to 25 in Guatemala and Honduras. Themed “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World,” the event brought together over 1,400 young individuals from both countries to commemorate International Youth Day. The festival provided a platform for young people […]
Glasswing Robotics Club students participate in the International World Robot Olympiad
Congratulations to the Glasswing Robotics Club of El Salvador! Members of the team won first place in the “Future Innovators – Elementary” category at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) competition, held in August in El Salvador. The WRO honors exceptional robotics teams from around the world. The triumphant trio were Karen (12 years old), Uriel […]
Nurturing empathy and inclusion in Guatemala through our programs
Bullied as a child, Mariana learned that empathy and compassion are the highest virtues we can cultivate as a society. Now 27 and an educator with the Central American Service Corps (CASC), she has a clear vision for how she wants to make an impact on her community. Mariana’s participation in CASC began after she […]
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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