WBEZ | Julie Coyne http://www.wbez.org/tags/julie-coyne Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Helping kids get an education in Guatemala http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/global-activism-helping-kids-get-education-guatemala-86111 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-05/IMG_6282_2_2_2.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Julie Coyne is the founder and director of <a href="http://www.educationandhope.org/" target="_blank">Education and Hope</a>. The organization works in the western highlands of Guatemala and provides scholarships so kids can go to school as well as other social services that help those kids stay in school. It can cost as little as $15 a month for a child to attend school in Guatemala.</p><p>Julie was on the program six years ago and she returns to discuss the inroads her organization has made.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This is the story of Erik Maldonado, the first student to receive one of Julie’s scholarships:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/XdrNEF_cVCY" width="480" frameborder="0" height="390"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 05 May 2011 16:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/global-activism-helping-kids-get-education-guatemala-86111