Meet Lorena

My name is Lorena. I’m from Guatemala, I’m 18 years old, and I have decided to follow my passion and do what I love: play soccer. I have not always been so sure of myself, and despite the hardships we’ve been through, I have been fortunate enough to have a family I am close to. […]

Meet Jazmin

My name is Jazmin, I am 21 years old and I have participated in the Community Schools program for six years. I started participating in the Glee Club when Glasswing came to my school in 2016. Afterwards, I decided to become an English Club volunteer and also get involved volunteering in different Glasswing programs.

Meet William

My name is William, and I am 18 years old. In 2017, I started participating in the Robotics Club and became a Discovery Club volunteer. A year later, I became a Robotics Club volunteer as well.

In the Robotics Club, I competed and won third place in Generation Now. This was a great personal achievement, and awakened a passion in me for technology and all things robotics.

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 […]

The 5th annual Generation Now Fest goes virtual

Every year, our Community Schools program closes out the academic year with the Generation Now Festival, celebrating youth and volunteer educators and providing the opportunity for program participants to demonstrate, through competitions and forums, the skills they have acquired throughout the year. In December 2020, due to COVID-19, our 5th annual GenNow Fest was held […]

Glasswing hosts inaugural summit on mental health

On January 13th and 14th, Glasswing International hosted Sanando Heridas (Healing Wounds): Reframing Mental Health in Latin America. We were honored to host a space to freely discuss the crucial importance of mental healthcare in Latin America and around the world, and to hear so many transformative approaches to this critical issue from our dozens […]

Hurricane Eta leaves thousands in despair

  Hurricane Eta has left widespread damage in its path through Central America, leaving thousands of people in despair in Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, where we work in communities which already face high levels of poverty and marginalization. This has now been compounded by a natural disaster which has caused displacement because of the flooding. […]

Critical support for children and families impacted by migration

  Since the beginning of the year, we have been working with John Sanders to look at the best ways to address the many challenges brought on by migration. We are excited to announce the launch of The Blue Iris Fund which was founded by John in partnership with Glasswing with the vision of helping […]

Letter from John Sanders, Founder of The Blue Iris Fund

I did not emigrate to the U.S. and am fortunate to have grown up and succeeded in this great country. I never served in the military nor law enforcement. And while many of the companies I worked at developed technology that helped keep U.S. citizens safe and secure, I felt a patriotic duty to do […]