Community School Spotlight: IMPACT

San Pedro Sula, Honduras has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Youth are at risk of being exposed to violence every day. Since 2013, Glasswing and its partner HanesBrands, Inc. have been working together to provide youth with more opportunities and keep them in school longer through our Community Schools program. Coming on the heels […]

Learning with LEGO

Glasswing International and the LEGO Foundation have formed a partnership that will benefit approximately 10,000 children and youth. The foundation donated 600 LEGO brick boxes and trained more than 60 people from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in using LEGO bricks to facilitate learning. The collaboration between the two organizations promotes learning through play as […]

New Frontiers for Glasswing: Extending Our Presence to the Caribbean, Mexico, Houston, and New York City

In the last six months, we have extended our presence in the Dominican Republic by opening our first office. We have also widened our programmatic reach by hosting our first volunteer projects in Mexico City, Houston, and New York City. We are delighted to expand our programmatic work to reach more communities in Latin America, […]

FC Barcelona Foundation launches first partnership in Central America with Glasswing

We kicked off 2017 by launching a partnership with the FC Barcelona Foundation through the FutbolNet program. The program offers an education methodology that promotes developing life skills through soccer and other sports. Members of the FC Barcelona Foundation’s technical team hosted workshops in El Salvador to expose staff, student leaders, and volunteers to the […]

Glasswing students head to Costa Rica to compete in World Robot Olympiad 

Henry, Naomy, and Gerardo are members at the Robotics Club at P.S. Republic of Canada in San Salvador, El Salvador. They form part of the group that attended the national elimination round for the World Robot Olympiad in Soyapango, El Salvador last year. In the event, more than 30 student teams, mostly private school students, […]

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 […]