September 2015
Quarterly Newsletter
Thank you for partnering with LaAmistad! We are excited to share with you future events and summer happenings. 

What's Inside...

New Teen Center STEAM Summer Camp Recap

GalaLaAmistad Annual Gala
LaAmistad would like to cordially invite you to attend the Annual Gala on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 6:30.



AnimateAnimate Summer Camp Success
Animate means "energy" and was the perfect name for our summer camp. Eighty energetic  elementary aged Latino students received four weeks of academic camp that included instruction from certified teachers, swim instructor, and sports instructor. The students received bus transportation to and from camp, educational supplies, grade level t-shirts, and cultural fine/performing arts programs. Results from Animate show that we were able to fight summer regression for our students. The data shows little academic loss and much improvement in both math and language arts.  Animate was a life changing experience for the teachers, volunteers, and students. 

STEAMNew Teen Center STEAM Camp Recap
LaAmistad developed an intensive two week Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) camp. Students learned how to extract DNA, took part in experiments to test radiation, developed art journals, and obtained math enrichment. Students also participated in daily sports activities, developed leadership skills, and learned how to cook. Thank you to all who supported the Teen Center STEAM Camp! Without the support of volunteer educators, scientists, and artist the camp would not have materialized. The students left camp with smiles and deeper knowledge of the STEAM fields. 
ESLEnglish for Successful Living - Update
LaAmistad's English for Successful Living (ESL) has seen tremendous growth! Over the past year the ESL program has grown to 200 students. We are excited to continue to help students from all over the world learn and enhance their English. Our classes are open to anyone who has a desire to learn English.  Registration for fall classes begins next week. Classes start on September 14th! Please contact if you are interested in volunteering or taking classes!

ESL Locations:
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church 
Saturdays: 9am -12pm 
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 7 - 8:30pm
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Mondays/Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Brookhaven Laundry
Mondays/Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:30pm 
NewLaAmistad's New Locations
Welcome our new LaAmistad friends! LaAmistad is now in more communities near you. Our LaAmistad After School program locations has increased from four locations to nine locations. What does it mean? It means, our volunteers and community supporters are helping us reach approximately 300 students in four different school systems and with partnerships that include 12 public schools. To find out about all of our locations, please go to for more details.

Volunteers Wanted
LaAmistad After School has begun for the 2015 - 2016 school year. We are looking for volunteers to spend time mentoring and tutoring the LaAmistad students. If you or a friend are interested in volunteering with students grades first through eleventh please contact

LaAmistad After School Sites:
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Church of the Redeemer
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The Cathedral of St. Philip
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Church of the New Covenant
Crossroads CHurch of DUnwoody
Clairmont Presbyterian Church
Austell First United Methodist Church