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 […]

Glasswing International Joins the United Nations Global Impact

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 […]

David Guetta, Chino y Nacho, and NERVO join Generation Now youth festival for Central America

David Guetta, Chino y Nacho, and NERVO join Generation Now (GenNow Fest), the first major festival in Central America to inspire, celebrate and empower youth to champion change in the region. “I am thrilled to be participating in Generation Now Festival, my only performance in Central America this year. I truly believe that this is […]

Generation Now Youth Festival for Central America

David Guetta, Chino y Nacho, and NERVO join Generation Now youth festival for Central America   David Guetta, Chino y Nacho, and NERVO join Generation Now (GenNow Fest), the first major festival in Central America to inspire, celebrate and empower youth to champion change in the region.   “I am thrilled to be participating in […]

Meet Christian

My name is Christian Montano, I am 20 years old and am a My First Jóvenes Constructores beneficiary – a program implemented by Glasswing International in Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador. This initiative saved my life. Before joining the program, I faced a number of problems in my high school. I was also struggling financially and […]