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Amistades, Inc. Wins Grants and Contracts to Improve Latino Community Conditions

Amistades, Inc. Receives USDA Funding To Address Food Inequity For Latino Youth

Community advocates bring cultural awareness training to Tucson police recruits

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Arizona Bilingual Bright Spot interview (English)

Arizona Bilingual Bright Spot Interview (Spanish)

Amistades, Inc. To Be Recognized By Governments Of United States And Mexico: White House National Bright Spot In Excellence For Hispanic Education

Se Anuncia Reconocimiento A OrganizaciĂłn Local Amistades Inc. Por Los Gobiernos De Estados Unidos Y MĂ©xico

South Park Coalition Raises Awareness of Underage Drinking through Sticker Shock Campaign

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s $5 Million Family Engagement Investment

Amistades, Inc. Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday, April 27, At Super Target

Amistades, Inc. Helping Flowing Wells Students Take Control And Live Free Of Drugs & Alcohol

AMA Foundation Awards Healthy Living Grant To Local Organization





The White House Selects Amistades for Bright Spot in Hispanic Education

The White House announced on September 15th that Amistades is one of the Bright Spots in Excellence for Hispanic Education. Amistades was selected because it uses a holistic perspective to support Latino families by building from their inherent strengths and providing them with the resources needed to achieve educational and life success.

“There has been notable progress in Hispanic educational achievement, and it is due to the efforts of these Bright Spots in Hispanic Education, programs and organizations working throughout the country to help Hispanic students reach their full potential,” said Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative.

To learn more about the Initiative and to view the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education national online catalog visit

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside other Latino-serving organizations, programs, and schools also fighting for educational equity and fostering educational achievement,” said Carlos González, Chairman of the Amistades Board of Directors.

According to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, nearly one in four students in our nation’s public schools is a Hispanic youth. Making sure these young people have the opportunity to achieve their dreams isn’t just the right thing to do- it’s also a matter of our shared success as a country. In just the next few decades, Hispanics will represent nearly one in three American workers. It’s clear; the future of our nation is closely connected to the future of our Hispanic communities. When we lift up the Hispanic community, we strengthen our nation. When we create more ladders of opportunity, we provide the chance for all Americans to reach their greatest potential.

Amistades places a strong emphasis on youth and family engagement in its programming within the school districts and community at large. Racial equity principles for community engagement such as demonstrating regard for other ways of knowing, doing and being and diminishing social and cultural isolation are the foundation for Amistades’ ability to make systemic, sustainable change. For these reasons and the remarkable outcomes, Amistades is a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education in the United States.