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 summer intensive journalism and media training focused on issues that matter to […]
Last week, the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele; the Mayor of San Salvador, Ernesto Muyshondt; the Ambassador of the United States, Jean Manes; the Chairman and CEO of The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Howard G. Buffett; and the CEO of Glasswing International, Ken Baker, visited Parque Cuscatlan to see the progress of the revitalization […]
This past July 4th weekend, NFL players Marshawn Lynch and Marcus Peters came out for kids in El Salvador at the 2019 All-Pro Football Camp. The Salvadorian Association of American Intramural Football (SAAIF) and Fam 1st Family Foundation, in partnership with Glasswing International, hosted the Football Camp, where 700 youth and adults from different communities […]
On May 4th, over 5,000 young people from Central America came together for the Fourth Annual Generation Now Festival in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Glasswing and Televicentro, in partnership with Istmo Music, planned the event to celebrate and empower youth throughout the region by creating a safe space where they were able to enjoy performances by Colombian artists Mike Bahía, Alkilados, and other artists from the region, as well as learn how they could get involved and become agents of change in their communities.
This year, Glasswing celebrated its Fifth Annual Benefit Gala honoring John Moore, Head of Latin America at Morgan Stanley, at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. It was our most successful Gala ever with over 400 of our supporters who came out to help us raise $1.1 million for children and youth in Latin America, the Caribbean, and New York City. Our co-chairs included Carmen Busquets & John Skipper, Jana Pasquel de Shapiro, Franck Petitgas, and Olivier Sarkozy. Welcoming remarks were given by special guest, Raúl de Molina from Univision’s top-rated show El Gordo y La Flaca. Other VIP guests included the US Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes, fashion designer Donna Karan, actress Mary-Kate Olsen, Elle magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia, and more.
We are happy to announce that we have expanded our presence in Mexico by opening our first office. In early 2017, Glasswing hosted its first volunteer project in Mexico with the revitalization of the Francisco Villa Childcare Center in Iztapalapa alongside our partner
We are thrilled to announce that John Moore and John Skipper have joined the Glasswing board! John Moore is Head of Latin America and Chairman of Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley. His work in Latin America began in 1987 with the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development, a non-profit founded in El Salvador during the country’s civil war.
Glasswing hosted a volunteer day with Morgan Stanley at the International High School at Union Square in New York City. Twenty employees volunteered with over twenty students in small group mentoring activities. IHS-US is a public high school that serves 100% recently arrived immigrant students who are English language learners. Our mission is to empower […]
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) presented Glasswing International with the Juscelino Kubitschek Visionaries Award, which recognizes the contributions of top non-governmental organizations that develop transformative projects in Latin America and the Caribbean on October 9th. Celina de Sola, Co-Founder and Vice President of Glasswing, received the honor and a check for $25,000 from Carmiña Moreno, […]
More than 8,000 young people from 65 public schools in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras participated in Glasswing’s third annual Generation Now Festival in October, bringing the 2018 academic year to a close. The purpose of the event was to inspire and empower youth to become agents of change within their communities. By working together […]