Celebrating ten years of impact means…

1. 808,183 LIVES TRANSFORMED. In June, we mark ten years of impact. Ten years of transforming lives and creating opportunities. 2. PROGRAMMING IN 13 COUNTRIES. We have offices in eight countries in Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States in addition to programs in South America, the Caribbean, and projects in Mexico. 3. OVER […]

Glasswing International joins the United Nations Global Compact

Glasswing joins the United Nations Global Compact— the world’s largest corporate social responsibility initiative—with over 12,000 members globally who are committed to supporting principles that protect and respect human rights, labor rights, the environment, and anti-corruption practices within business operations. Glasswing’s CEO, Ken Baker, recently co-hosted a Local Networks webinar with UNGC. By joining the […]

A mother teaches kids what leadership means

While some leadership skills are innate, many can be developed with time and practice. Glasswing´s Community School in Colonia Las Torres, Tegucigalpa, Honduras is demonstrating that when parents support their children’s education, they can help improve their children´s chance to learn and lead. Wendy Yamileth Gutiérrez is a stay-at-home mom and a volunteer for Glasswing’s […]

Samsung and Glasswing receive award for best inter-sectoral partnership in Latin America

We are pleased to announce that the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) has awarded Samsung Electronics Latin America, Best CSR Practices in Latin America Award, under the inter-sectoral partnership category for their Samsung Smart Schools — a regional project implemented in partnership with Glasswing International. From a competitive pool of applicants, CEMEFI selects socially responsible, […]

Local university students inspire youth through debate

Two years ago, Alejandro Arrieta and Mauricio Ramírez Molina joined their university’s debate league in El Salvador where their extracurricular activity quickly developed into a passionate hobby. In their quest to share their gift with others, the boys discovered Glasswing’s Debate Club, an after-school program offered to at-risk youth in public schools. Without hesitation, both […]

Can community schools ensure a quality education for all in Latin America?

In September 2016, the world will celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The UN System, governments, international organizations, businesses, non-state actors, and individuals have committed to achieve zero poverty, ensure universal quality education, and leave no one behind through 17 […]

Glasswing to turn real life castle into center for youth

Banco Agricola has donated the Castillo Venturoso to Glasswing! The castle had been privately owned since 1951. Glasswing plans to turn the historic landmark located in downtown San Salvador into an integrated education and cultural center for children and youth. Workshops, library services, and pop-up art exhibitions will be available to kids, parents, and guardians […]

Glasswing Celebrates Second Annual Benefit Gala!

Glasswing International celebrated its Second Annual Benefit Gala in New York City, raising close to half a million dollars for at-risk children and youth. The gala honored HanesBrands for its notable work with the organization over the past eight years. At the event, Richard A. Noll, chief executive officer of HanesBrands, announced that the company […]

Enrollment up 30% after Glasswing turns public school into Community School

Santa Maria de Jesus is a community located 15 minutes from tourist hot spot Antigua, Guatemala. Its inhabitants make a living from agriculture and the sale of artisanal products, yet, close to 60% live in poverty. With an income of less than $200 a month — a sum insufficient for basic necessities for the average […]

Girls Clubs inspire young women to become entrepreneurs

Esmeralda Bonilla has been enrolled in Glasswing’s Girls Club for two years. During this time, her outlook on life has changed completely. Esmeralda was once a girl with few dreams and little ambition. She dropped out of school after sixth grade to take care of her little sister, nieces, and nephews. Today, Esmeralda looks at […]