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, […]

Meet Amelia

My name is Amelia. I’m 14 years old and live with my parents, two sisters, and my brother-in-law in a high risk area in Guatemala. I was in my second semester of high school when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the government to suspend classes. During this period of social isolation, my family has struggled. My […]

Meet Susana

My name is Susana. I am 16 years old and I’m in the English Club. I enrolled when I was nine years old and since then, the club has been a fundamental part of my life. I used to be a very quiet, insecure and indecisive person, but once I started involving myself more in […]

Meet Delmy

My name is Delmy. I’m very grateful to have become a volunteer because this experience has provided a lot of support for me and really has played a crucial role in my life. I, recently, lost my son and went through a very severe depression. I would ponder on why this had happened to me. […]

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 […]

World Bank study measures impact of “Sanando Heridas” program

The “Sanando Heridas” program, a violence prevention initiative helps people who have had exposure to social violence cope with the events based on comprehensive trauma care treatment. It accompanies its users in the restorative process, through the understanding of the effects of trauma and the provision of positive coping skills. Services are provided in public hospitals and health professionals are trained, raising awareness about the importance of providing comprehensive trauma care.  “Sanando Heridas” also has a reference system made up of 38 organizations and public entities that provide complementary help for the recovery of patients.