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SERES is a not-for-profit organization that works with marginalized and at-risk youth on the frontlines of climate change in Central America.
SERES is a nonprofit Guatemalan Association led by a dedicated, diverse team that brings together local and international experience to facilitate sustainable development, personal empowerment, education, leadership and appropriate technology. Our commitment is first and foremost to the Guatemalan and El Salvadorian communities where we work. Our focus is on engaging and empowering youth to become environmental change-makers and local leaders. Since inception, our highest priority has been to listen to the unique set of challenges, needs, and circumstances of each community.
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Through our international award-winning approach, we are creating a generation of leaders with the skills, sense-of-self and spark to address tough challenges and initiate innovate and creative solutions. Motivated by a strong sense of possibility and purpose, these young leaders are modeling true grassroots entrepreneurship through building community stewardship, fostering regenerative resilience and making a stand for justice and equality for people and the planet.


SERES is truly committed to empowering young leaders locally and supporting a culture of inclusion that fosters diversity and encourages everyone to strive towards leadership opportunities. 95% of SERES’ staff are local, and almost half of the SERES board and two-thirds of the staff are former SERES youth leaders, placing the organization in a unique position to understand the context where we are working.


Internationally recognized after receiving the inaugural UNESCO-Japan Prize for Education for Sustainable Development in 2015, SERES is one of the leading organizations worldwide that works to combat complex social, environmental and economic challenges by cultivating and catalyzing young leaders to take action at the local, regional, national and international levels.


At SERES, we work hard to ensure transparency, accountability and good governance in all aspects of our operations. SERES has achieved the Gold Seal of Transparency Rating on GuideStar, putting the organization in the top 0.5% of charities in terms of transparency. The Gold Seal of Transparency indicates that the organization shares clear and important information with the public about our goals, strategies, achievements and progress indicators that highlight the difference that SERES is making in the world.

“The spaces that SERES provides are places where we can be our full selves – the good and the bad – and that’s always something to appreciate. I feel valued because here it’s not your academic achievements that make a person, it’s the way you think and your ability to keep going… - Gaspar Laines Juil

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  • Americas | Central America


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San Juan del Obispo, Guatemala, Guatemala, North America

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