Meet Rebeca

My name is Rebeca, and I am 14 years old. For a few months, I have been a member of the Girls Club. I used to be quite a reserved, shy person. I didn’t fully understand the importance of having a support group and being able to express my feelings instead of keeping them to […]

Meet Fernanda

My name is Fernanda and I am 14 years old. For two years I have been part of the Community Schools program. I started with the Robotics Club and now I am part of the Art Club. Both clubs have awakened my creativity and have helped me realize that my dreams should have no limit. […]

Meet Carolina

My name is Carolina, I am 19 years old, and I have participated in the Community Schools program for 11 years. I’ve been in the Discovery Club, Communications Club, English Club, Cosmetology Club, Debate Club, and Glee Club. The program has changed my life and has made me a better person. Two of the most […]

Meet Reina

My name is Reina, and I am 55 years old. I am a single mother of two daughters, and I am also the caretaker of an eight-year-old girl who was abandoned. 23 years ago, I had a molar pregnancy. I was told that this diagnosis is similar to cancer, and is treated with chemotherapy. In […]

Distributing technology to migrant youth in NYC

In New York City, we are continuing our commitment to helping our communities mitigate the multiple compounding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. High school classes are still completely remote, and many do not have adequate technology to connect to online learning. Students often must attend classes and do homework with little to no privacy, leading […]

Peer mentoring program launches in NYC

Social isolation drives trauma, especially in migrant youth. In an effort to create more virtual communities for students, Glasswing New York City has officially launched our Peer Mentoring program! Two of our partner schools, Manhattan Bridges High School and International High School at Union Square, match recently arrived students with senior class student mentors for […]

Meet Amelia

My name is Amelia. I’m 14 years old and live with my parents, two sisters, and my brother-in-law in a high risk area in Guatemala. I was in my second semester of high school when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the government to suspend classes. During this period of social isolation, my family has struggled. My […]