Building Communities to Foster Youth Development

A public private partnership committed to investing in youth and community building in El Salvado. This initiative will promote leadership building, life skills development and self-esteem in youth, encourage community and corporate participation through volunteering, while also bringing much needed improvements to school infrastructure.

Building Communities to Foster Youth Development (Glasswing Foundation)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Glasswing International formed an alliance aimed at “Building Communities to Foster Youth Development” The $500,000 project is was funded by a grant of $250,000 from USAID together with matching funds from private sector partners, including Transactel and Hanesbrands El Salvador, and designed to connect private businesses with Salvadoran youth in communities that remain vulnerable to crime and violence. Though the alliance, volunteers from participating businesses donated their time and talent in teaching classes such as art, English, and public speaking to local schoolchildren, while working with school administrators to improve deteriorated infrastructure, and to train principals, teachers, and parental committees in fundraising and school management. Initial funds were used to support programs in four public schools located in San Salvador, San Juan Opico and Santa Tecla, which together benefited more than 4,000 students, parents, and community members.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Chevron Corporation

    Development Consulting, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the...

  • Glasswing International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    Glasswing International is an independent, non-profit organization based in San Salvador, El Salvador. Our aim is to transform communities in Central America by leveraging and mobilizing human,...

  • HanesBrands

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    HanesBrands is a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel under some of the world's strongest apparel brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as...

  • Nejapa Power - Cenergica

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 101-250

    The firm has developed a pool of international consultants with extensive experience in large projects funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other international financial...

  • OneKid OneWorld

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The mission of OneKid OneWorld is simple: to make a difference in the lives of children in need around the globe. One world, one school, one kid, at a time.

    OneKid OneWorld provides a...


    Service Providers
    Staff size: 501-1000

    TECNASA is the leader in technology solutions in Panama, Central America and Ecuador, being exclusive distributor of NCR in Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Ecuador products....

  • Transactel

    Service Providers
    Staff size: Unknown
    The idea behind Banca Etica consists in creating a place where savers, driven by the common desire of a more transparent and responsible management of financial resources, may meet socio-economic...
  • Walmart Mexico and Central America

    Goods Supplier
    Mexico | Staff size: 51-100

    Walmart Mexico and Central America is a Mexican public corporation. After completing the acquisition of Walmart's operations in Central America, in January 2010, Walmart Mexico absorbed Walmart...

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Key Information

LocationEl Salvador, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2012
  • ValueUSD 500 Thousand