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Jack and Marie Eiting
Sr. Victoria Forde, SC
Fr. Mike Graham, SJ
Sr. Katie Hoelscher, SC
Sr. Kris Schrader, ASC
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Happy Holidays! With the new year just around the
couner, there are plenty of ways to get involved with Cooperative for
Education (CoEd). Whether it's something small like doing your
holiday shopping at Amazon through our special link, sponsoring a
student to attend school with a CoEd scholarship, involving your
child or school in our School-to-School program or maybe even signing
up for one of our 2011 tours, your efforts really make a difference
in the lives of Guatemalan schoolchildren.
First Class of Scholarship Students Graduate High School!
years ago in Santiago, Sacatepéquez,CoEd started sponsoring students
to continue their education past primary school by attending básico,
Guatemala's equivalent of middle school (grades 7-9). Three years
ago, these students moved on to diversificado, Guatemala's equivalent
of high school (grades 10-12).
Scholarship student Yusby in 2005 as she began
December, this first class of scholarship students graduated from
high school! In spite of the challenges they've faced throughout
their education, several students will even be moving on to college,
a dream which previously seemed unattainable for the children in this
Guatemala staff specially recognized the students, with a graduation
ceremony, celebration, and a slide show of the students over the past
six years. Other current scholarship students also attended the
ceremony. The graduates serve as excellent role models for CoEd's
current scholarship students, who study hard each day in the hope
that they, too, will attain the 12 years of education needed to break
the cycle of poverty in Guatemala.
Now a young woman, high school graduate Yusby is
facing an even brighter future. (2010)
How can you help future students reach graduation?
Education beyond the elementary school level is
crucial to reducing poverty in rural Guatemala, where those with
a middle school education earn as much as 50% more in
income each month than their peers without one. Each year, with
the help of sponsors in the U.S., CoEd provides full academic
scholarships to 75 indigenous Mayan students in the impoverished
community of Santiago Sacatepéquez, Guatemala.
To find out more about how you can sponsor a student,
visit our Scholarships page.
CoEd School Spirit: Rick Schroeder
Donor Spotlight: Introducing you to
some of the people who make our programs possible.
Rick (Left) and Paul VI's Coach Syska, spreading the
word about CoEd.
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
CoEd supporter since: 2005
After reading about CoEd in a Xavier Alumni magazine, Rick Schroeder
got in contact with us. Since then, he has been active in supporting
the mission of CoEd to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala
Rick has gone on four tours since he found out about CoEd and plans
to go again in August. This time, he will be bringing along a banner
from the high school that he has connected with CoEd, Paul VI
Catholic High School in Fairfax, VA.
Paul VI has joined the School-To-School Program, a way
of connecting and educating students in the United States with the
students of Guatemala. Clubs, service groups, classes, teams, and
entire schools can all get involved.
The girls' tennis team at Paul VI hosted an ice cream party to
benefit CoEd. Rick also hosted an end-of-the-year tennis party at his
club. He says the challenge for the boys' team is to match the
fundraising success of the girls' team.
The Paul VI girls tennis team rallies around a good
a school that would be interested in getting involved? Visit our School-to-School page and find out more about how
to get started!
Presents CoEd a Check for $5,480
October at Xavier University's basketball kick-off, Musketeer
Madness, the X-treme Fans, a student-run booster club, presented CoEd
with a check for $5,480, the proceeds from sales of the 2009-2010
X-Shirt. The X-Shirt is the Xavier-themed t-shirt that comes out each
year, eagerly purchased and worn to games by students and fans alike.
As the design is unveiled each year, a charity to benefit from the
sales of the X-Shirt is announced.
CoEd was lucky enough to be chosen last year from numerous charity organizations
throughout Cincinnati. Ann Dempsey, Development Manager and CoEd
board member Dave Noll attended Musketeer Madness in October
Ann Dempsey (far left) and Dave Noll (left rear)
receive proceeds from X-Shirt.
receive the donation.
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CoEd has an agreement with Amazon.com that allows us to receive
6.5% of each purchase made through our link.
Because of your overwhelming support, our commission has gone from 4%
to 6.5% for each purchase - Keep up the good work!
you have to do is go to Amazon.com through our link.
Please tell your friends! Pass the link on and help CoEd break the
cycle of poverty in Guatemala.