The mission of Lincoln Learning Solutions, a nonprofit organization, is to empower learning communities by providing them with products, strategies, and services aligned with proven educational practices.
Leivas CoffeeLittle Rock, AR and Joconal, Guatemala
Leiva's Coffee is a producer and micro-artisan roaster focusing on coffee with a purpose. Our mission is to eradicate poverty from coffee farmers one bean at the time by creating security, sustainability, and significance where there has never been any before.
Loves to travel and has a heart for service; she has found the two work hand-in-hand. She sees a critical need for improved education in low-income areas abroad and works to address this need. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the College of Architecture at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. While in school, she experienced her first international excursion when she studied in Florence, Italy. Since college, she has worked with multiple small business owners and non-profits. As an individual who leads by example and thinks outside the box, Kelly continues to search for the ways Lan Vwa can make a difference in the world.
Lives in Guatemala City. She has a Teaching Degree with a focus on Learning disabilities from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Karina has been working in education since August 2004 and began working with Lan Vwa in August 2013. She is a single mother that loves working with kids. Growing up, her parents did everything to keep her in school. They taught her that there is more in life than just what you see. She is passionate about showing the students in Joconal that, through education, they can learn more and have a better life.
Mari Johana Diaz Avalos, from Joconal, finished elementary school before moving to another village with her family to continue her education. In 2010, she graduated as a teacher from Escuela Normal de Magisterio de Nor-Oriente con Orientacion para el Desarrollo Ambiental (ecologico) in Zacapa. She comes from a very humble and close family that taught her to be independent and to focus on her studies in order to be successful in life. She is learning and getting to know how this opportunity for students can provide a better future.