Mauricio finds a second family in Glasswing

Mauricio grew up with his great-grandparents in Las Palmas, San Salvador. His mother left when he was two years old, only to come back eight years later and then leave again. Although he lived with his father and his great-grandparents, throughout many points during his life, he felt alone. A history of alcoholism, violence, and […]

Sandra discovers her passion for volunteering through the Girls Club

Sandra is 31 years old and lives in Apopa. She is the mother and mentor of one of the beneficiaries of the Girls Club at P.S. Borja Nathan. “The club and Glasswing have given me a lot and, more than anything, they have given me back the desire to return to school,” says Sandra, who […]

Contributing to social change

Marie is a Glasswing volunteer who led a Communications Club at one of our Community Schools in Guatemala. She recently wrote about her experience as a volunteer on her personal blog. Read below to see how volunteering has allowed Marie to fulfill her goals. Throughout my adolescence I dreamed of being in a school, not […]

Getting the word out!

Jarson is 15 years old and a ninth grader at P.S. Marcelino Pineda López, a Glasswing Community School in Honduras. He has been a member of the Communications Club for three years. Since then, he has also joined the Debate and Leadership Clubs. ‘‘Participating in Glasswing’s clubs has been a valuable experience. Not many young […]

Glasswing volunteers continue to work with returned migrants

The volunteers are wearing bright blue t-shirts with a clipboard in hand and a friendly smile. They’re getting ready for the day, preparing for the dozens of migrant returnees that will walk through the doors of the Migration Center. The migrants, already having experienced untold hardships after fleeing their home country, will arrive at the […]

Providing a brighter future for her children through finance skills

As Ruth walks her son to school, a sign on the front office at P.S. Refugio de La Paz, a Glasswing Community School in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, catches her eye. The sign was promoting a Finance Program for youth between the ages of 15 and 25 who were interested in learning financial literacy and […]

Generation Now continues inspiring youth throughout Central America

Over 13,000 youth from 69 public schools in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala celebrated the end of the academic year at their Community Schools with competitions, diverse activities, and entertainment. One year after the Generation Now movement was launched, Glasswing was joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and many of its […]

Seeing life from a different perspective

Seeing life from a different perspective Mourning the death of his grandmother, failing nearly every course, living in a different city from his parents, and making poor decisions, Emmanuel felt he was losing control of his life. He was in the sixth grade when on February 14, his grandmother was admitted to the emergency room. […]

Q&A with Celina

We sat down with our co-founder and VP of Programs, Celina de Sola, to discuss the results of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile’s study on our programs. In our conversation, Celina reflects on the importance of evaluating our programs through independent and highly respected institutions and the components that make our Community Schools model […]

This year, Glasswing turns 10. We turn 10 together!

As Glasswing celebrates its tenth anniversary, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is releasing a rigorous, independent study on Glasswing’s Community Schools programs. The study gives us and everyone who makes our work possible so much to celebrate. We couldn’t be prouder of our staff, volunteers, students, partners, and donors. The research, led by Lelys […]

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