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 […]

“En Casa con Glasswing” – A community of youth, educators and volunteers

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we interact with the world, pushing us to innovate and evolve in order to best serve the communities and youth we work with.

COVID response – Providing Critical Mental Health Support

As Glasswing continues its support for the immediate and long term challenges brought on by COVID, mental health programs continue to be a critical component.

Finding Solutions for the Future

Samsung Electronics and Glasswing are engaging youth to critically think about “Solutions for the Future” , an initiative where young people from eight countries will be given the opportunity to transform their ideas into concrete solutions for the benefit of their communities. In Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic and […]

Glasswing, Google and IDB join forces

Together with The Inter-American Development Bank’s innovation laboratory (IDB LAB) and Google.org, we recently launched a comprehensive IT training program in Panama for youth ages 18-22 in July. The program consists of a series of hands-on labs and lessons that will train participants in troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, systems management, and security, […]

Glasswing partners with Google and IDB Lab to launch IT vocational program in Panama

This month, Glasswing received a $900,000 grant from Google.org and IDB Lab to help 340 young people in Panama seek gainful employment in the informational technology sector. With the launch of Google’s Professional IT Support Certificate in Spanish, these secondary school graduates will be given practical training to do IT support work, benefitting both the […]

‘Idea Jam 2019’: Empowering Migrant Youth in NYC

Glasswing International partnered with Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures (DV) to host ‘IdeaJam 2019’ at International High School at Union Square, a school for recently arrived migrant youth. DV volunteers worked with junior and senior students and taught them how to generate solutions from a given problem that would later result in a business or […]

Launching Youth Networks in Costa Rica

  This year, Glasswing, UNICEF, and the government of Costa Rica have been working on the development of a quality judicial mentoring network aimed at teenagers and young adults in conflict with the law. This initiative will provide a space for conversation, support, and counseling around the concerns, difficulties, and interests of young people that […]

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation expands partnership with Glasswing

During one of his most recent visits to El Salvador, Howard G. Buffett, CEO and Chairman of The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, announced that the organization would donate another $1M to work with Glasswing and communities on youth violence prevention programs in and around Parque Cuscatlán, as well as $5M to implement an integrated, ‘place-based’ […]

NYC Teens Telling Their Stories for Good

  This summer, Glasswing New York joined forces with GlobalGirl Media in creating our first Summer Digital Media Academy, a direct learning educational media project training 15 adolescent girls ages 14-18 from low income backgrounds in New York City. The project included a three-week intensive journalism and media training focused on issues that matter to […]