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 […]

Can community schools ensure a quality education for all in Latin America?

In September 2016, the world will celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The UN System, governments, international organizations, businesses, non-state actors, and individuals have committed to achieve zero poverty, ensure universal quality education, and leave no one behind through 17 […]

Glasswing to turn real life castle into center for youth

Banco Agricola has donated the Castillo Venturoso to Glasswing! The castle had been privately owned since 1951. Glasswing plans to turn the historic landmark located in downtown San Salvador into an integrated education and cultural center for children and youth. Workshops, library services, and pop-up art exhibitions will be available to kids, parents, and guardians […]

Glasswing Celebrates Second Annual Benefit Gala!

Glasswing International celebrated its Second Annual Benefit Gala in New York City, raising close to half a million dollars for at-risk children and youth. The gala honored HanesBrands for its notable work with the organization over the past eight years. At the event, Richard A. Noll, chief executive officer of HanesBrands, announced that the company […]

Enrollment up 30% after Glasswing turns public school into Community School

Santa Maria de Jesus is a community located 15 minutes from tourist hot spot Antigua, Guatemala. Its inhabitants make a living from agriculture and the sale of artisanal products, yet, close to 60% live in poverty. With an income of less than $200 a month — a sum insufficient for basic necessities for the average […]

Girls Clubs inspire young women to become entrepreneurs

Esmeralda Bonilla has been enrolled in Glasswing’s Girls Club for two years. During this time, her outlook on life has changed completely. Esmeralda was once a girl with few dreams and little ambition. She dropped out of school after sixth grade to take care of her little sister, nieces, and nephews. Today, Esmeralda looks at […]

Tying 11 countries together; an innovative Samsung project

Two-hundred and eighteen Glasswing International and Samsung volunteers came together to design a mural to be painted in 12 schools across 11 countries for the 10th anniversary of Good Deeds Day. Glasswing developed a proposal to create a 24-meter long mural design using Samsung technology. This design was then divided into 12 pieces, one for […]

UN and Ashoka recognize Glasswing’s work

Glasswing’s dedication, impact, and excellence are its differentiating factors. In the past few months, the organization has been recognized by both the United Nations (UN) and the Ashoka network because of the impact its work has had on 600,000 Central American lives. The United Nations granted Glasswing special consultative status, an honor given to non-government […]

Starbucks and Glasswing: Transforming community spaces through volunteerism

Thousands of families will benefit from Starbucks’s community work in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica during Global Volunteer Month. The international coffee brand partnered with Glasswing International to improve community spaces and promote safe activities in areas where children and youth converge with the help of 250 of its clients and partners. For organizations […]

Inaugural Gala raises more than half a million for education and health programs

Glasswing International celebrated its inaugural gala in New York City, raising more than half a million dollars for Central American children and youth. The funds will be used to implement and further develop social impact programs in order to propel their growth.During the gala, Glasswing honored Roberto Kriete, Latin American aviation pioneer, business visionary, and […]