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 […]

Providing food security and mental health tools for families

  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glasswing partnered with the FEMSA Foundation to provide food security and mental health care to 2,325 families in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Together, we distributed family and emotional well-being kits, which included food, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, science educational materials, , art supplies, children’s […]

Cash help to migrant families in New York City

  In New York City, we are witnessing firsthand how the health, economic, and social impacts of this pandemic are profoundly shaping the lives and educational experiences of migrant communities now and for long after the public health crisis subsides. We’re committed to providing our communities  with both essential crisis support and medium to long-term […]

GenNow Goes Virtual Nov 30th to Dec 6th on En Casa con Glasswing

  Four the past four years, Glasswing has been hosting the Generation Now Forum & Festival (GenNow), the movement that celebrates, empowers, and inspires youth to make positive changes in their communities in different countries around the region. This year, the event will be held in a virtual space and will last one full week […]

Interview with John Sanders, Blue Iris Fund

  John Sanders joined the U.S. Customs & Border Protection as Chief Operating Officer and became Acting Commissioner in 2019. His experiences in his role, and particularly the tragic deaths of three children — Jakelin, Felipe, and Carlos — are what triggered him to try and find a smarter and more humane way to address […]