In 1996, Xavier graduates Joe and Jeff Berninger left their corporate careers to found Cooperative for Education (CoEd), a nonprofit with a mission to help Guatemalan students break the cycle of poverty through education. Since then, CoEd has served over 188,000 students (enough to fill Great American Ballpark four times) through four sustainable programs that provide books and computers, train teachers in effective pedagogy, and give scholarships and youth development opportunities to students who would otherwise have to drop out of school. These programs require investment from the local communities, and they are designed for long-term sustainability.
CoEd's fundraising office is located right here in Cincinnati, OH, and we'd love for you to join our family of supporters! Learn more at www.cooperativeforeducation.org!