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Glasswing International USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Human Services, International, International Relief, Nursing, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Glasswing International is an innovative nonprofit that addresses the root causes of poverty and violence through education, health, and community empowerment.

Results: 500 schools revitalized, 60,000 volunteers mobilized, 350,000 children benefiting, 6,000 health and first responders trained, 14,000 beneficiaries of health services.

Target demographics: children and communities

Geographic areas served: New York City, Latin America

Programs: after-school clubs, extreme school makeovers, and emergency and community health training.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

La primera vez que fuimos a dibujar al parque mejor conocido como "El Cafetalón", ya que al dia siguiente llegaba la empresa voluntaria me di cuenta lo importante que era ayudarlos para que ayudaran, ya que es un parque de mucha afluencia en el cual muchas spersonas y familias se beneficiaron de la renovacion del parque.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mis experiencias durante el voluntariado han sido tantas y cada una igual de especial que las demás. Una de las que puedo compartir y cada vez que puedo siempre lo hago es cuando estaba dibujando murales en una escuela en el área de parvularia y como de costumbre los niños se acercaban a ver lo que hacia, pero lo que toco mi corazón fue que un niño con capacidades especiales se me acerco y me dio un abrazo me dijo Muchas gracias por hacer mas bonita mi escuela, y con ello descubrí que la mejor retribución de los que hago es que a los niños les guste lo que hago.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Muy agradable, dibujando y pintando murales. Compartiendo con niños y adultos para ayudar en un bien social y cultural. Me gustó también, compartir con los compañeros de Glasswing y que todos nos llevaramos bien bien.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer educator for 4 consecutive years, first leading a club in storytelling, then arts, and currently debate. Glasswing has provided me with the support, tools, manual, and training to work with youth-at-risk. Through Glasswing, I am able to work with promising youth who need role models in their lives. There are competitions and educational field trips that for many provide a unique opportunity to see the world outside of their community. Glasswing treats volunteers like family.

Hugo3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm journalist student who found out about Glasswing and started to help them, visiting communities and taking pictures for their social networks. One day, I went to a community in Coatepeque, Santa Ana. I started to take pictures of the people who lived there. I remember there was a group of kids who were playing in the ground and when they saw my camera, they frozed and stopped playing. I decided to put away my camera and started to play with. They were a little bit shy at first, but then, they started to play with me.
After a while, a 4 year-old girl comes at me and says: "wha's your name?" My name is Hugo, I said. She answers: "Are you coming tomorrow too? Please, come play with us".

That was one of the most rewarding experience of my life. I'll never forget Cindy. I fell for that community and I visit them everytime I have the chance. I'm glad I chose Glasswing, I wouldn't imagine any other way. I'm proud to say that I volunteer at Glasswing and I invite people everytime I get chance.




Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Glasswing me ha enseñado a conocer mis habilidades y ponerlas al servicio de los demás. Es una organización que te abre las puertas a la realidad de otras personas y te permite incidir en sus vidas para mejorarlas. Ser voluntario Glasswing te cambia la vida.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Con los programas de Glasswing International los niños no solo aprenden nuevas cosas sino que también tienen la oportunidad de sentirse importantes y mejorar su autoestima a través del apoyo de los voluntarios que donan su tiempo y conocimientos para los niños y jóvenes. "El amor cambia vidas."

Asya I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Glasswing's approach to the development of Central American youth is extremely innovative: it's not about identifying what is missing but what already exists and could be put to better use. This organization's goals are noble and yet realistic-- by using the strengths of volunteers and its expertise in health & education Glasswing will continue to improve the lives of thousands of children and young people. Including mine!!! I've learned so much.. Gracias #GlasswingPride

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The work that the organization is a noble work , in El Salvador there is much darkness in the problems , but they are so light in darkness.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing team doing incredible work in Central America to change the lives of children and youth!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome volunteer initiatives. Fun and right's oriented programs. Its a great nonprofit to volunteer your time and energy, change your life and the lofe of many children from at risk communities!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Glasswing ha sido parte muy importante en mi desarrollo, ya que ayuda a creer que uno tiene el poder de transformar vidas por más pequeña la acción que sea, ver los cambios que ha realizado en la vida de muchos niños y jóvenes, y que compartan esa experiencia con los voluntarios es algo que realmente cambia la vida. Gracias a Glasswing he podido ser mejor persona y mas humana.

Daniela S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yo recien inicie mi experiencia de voluntario hace unos meses. Y ha sido suficiente para darme cuenta lo importante de la existencia de Glasswing en la vida de todos los niñ@s y jovenes. Incluso el impacto positivo que causa en la vida de voluntario y la conciencia social que causa en la comunidad general.

Arita171

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you Glaaswing for allowing us to be part of positives changes in our country, for your great job and your admirable commitment with the social issues of El Salvador. Thanks to you I have had the opportunity to volunteer in many of your programs and I really hope that programs like this keep growing and helping more and more areas. You're really awesome guys.

Silvia Eugenia M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before I became a volunteer I thought I had an idea of what Glasswing was, but I never expected what it will become in my life. I gained a second family, a home, a school, I became a teacher and a student at the same time. Now I realize how the world it could be better with my help, how the kids are gonna be better human beings because of me. This changed my life forever!

Alicia44

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Al colaborar junto a Glasswing International, para realizar una propuesta didáctica, pude descubrir la gran contribución que realizan para nuestra sociedad salvadoreña. El hecho que sus programas, tales como los Clubes Glasswing, tienen un impacto directo en la formación de jóvenes y que realmente les ayuda a mejorar su calidad de vida.

Selena T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

La mejor experiencia como voluntaria la he vivido con Glasswing, gracias por esos momentos que nos permiten convivir con nuestros niños.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Students are very intelligent and like to be part of Glasswing, a great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I spent over a year volunteering for Glasswing in a variety of roles ranging from teaching English and computing to high school students to half day home building projects. Glasswing has facilitated many opportunities to volunteer, making it easy for people to get involved in short and long term projects with various communities.

Donor

Rating: 4

I've been introduced to Glasswing by a personal friend and have had the opportunity to visit their office in SanSalvador 2 times in the last years and even join one of the staff members on a field trip visiting various schools in the greater metroplitan area /rural country. I can say, that I have seen the positive impact of Glasswing's work and I can say, that they keep their administrative cost to the necessary minimum and put their money in their projects (where it belongs). I have full trust in the executives and their staff and so does have my employer, Deutsche Post DHL, which have joined Glasswing in a couple of projects in Latin-America.
Volker

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a full-time volunteer with Glasswing from September 2011 - March 2012, and I cannot recommend Glasswing highly enough. I worked extensively on the school makeover projects, helping students paint murals, plant flowers, and generally beautify their public school campuses. Having the opportunity to interact with the students was very rewarding, and seeing their passion for improving their schools was inspiring.

Additionally, collaborating with corporations to make these school makeovers happen was extremely beneficial as a means to not only improve the educational experience for the students but also to improve community engagement with public school education.

In addition, I was involved in their efforts to improve public health (distributing clay water filters in rural Coatepeque) and safety (running EMT and first responder certifications across the country), and can attest to the powerful impact Glasswing has on all of the communities they serve.

Working for six months with the organization was an incredible experience, and one that I would not only recommend highly, but am considering repeating in the future.