March 2021
In this issue: Volunteers Log On for Fun, Vinings Rotary Supports LaAmistad, Volunteers Needed for Resource Distribution, The LaAmistad Annual Gala, LaAmistad is Hiring, and more
Volunteers Log On for Togetherness, Games, and Fun
For an organization built on the transformative impact of positive relationships, not being able to see and interact with each other this year has posed a challenge to say the least. Typically, LaAmistad invites all of the members of its incredible community of givers to join together each spring and celebrate the work they've done in fellowship with one another. Unfortunately such a gathering was not possible this year, so, this month, LaAmistad set out to do the next best thing.

On Friday, March 19th, LaAmistad Afterschool hosted its first-ever Reunite, Refresh, Rejuvenate event virtually via Zoom. Over 50 volunteers logged on for the event, which featured remarks from Board Member Lisa Limoncelli and Executive Director Cat McAfee. Volunteers then went into breakout rooms where they learned and played educational versions of classic games like Jeopardy and Who wants to be a Millionaire that they can use during afterschool tutoring sessions with their respective students. The event closed with a special song from longtime LaAmistad staffer Sophia Jackson, leaving the room energized, hopeful, and proud.

LaAmistad would like to once again thank its incredible Afterschool volunteers for all of their hard work in a year like none other. If you were not able to attend, please ask your site director for a link to the resources that were shared.
Vinings Rotary Supports LaAmistad with 2020 5K Race Donations
LaAmistad received the support of the Vinings Cumberland Rotary Club this month when they were named as one of the organizations to receive donation proceeds from the Vinings Downhill 5K for the Kids event. The 24th installment of the annual race took place virtually in 2020. It was held online on August 8th and 9th.

Each year, The Vinings Rotary Charity Fund accepts grant applications for funds generated by the 5K from organizations benefiting children in the Atlanta metro area. LaAmistad is grateful to have been chosen as one of this year's recipients. Funds will be used to further the organization's mission to prepare Latino students and families for success through academic and life enrichment programs.

Visit for more about the Vinings Cumberland Rotary Club. To find out how you can get involved with the 2021 Vinings Downhill 5k for the Kids, click the button below.
LaAmistad Resource Pick-Up and Drop-Off Need Your Help
Throughout the pandemic, LaAmistad has proudly gone above and beyond the typical scope of its services to support families in need. Through partnerships with organizations like Urban Recipe, Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc., and Compassion Kitchen, LaAmistad has secured thousands of donated pre-cooked meals and non-perishable items to help support the students and families it serves.

That's where you come in! We could use your help loading and dropping off the donations.

Join us in this effort and we promise you a fun, rewarding, meaningful experience that will make a tangible difference in the lives of LaAmistad students and families! Shifts are 1.5 to 2 hours long and will require very limited contact. Sign up for one (or as many as you like) using the button below.
Tickets and Sponsorships for LaAmistad Annual Gala Now Available!
Support our Heroes September 25th, 2021
An elegant evening of dinner, a silent auction, and celebrating community heroes is set for September 25th! Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel as we celebrate the amazing people making a difference in Atlanta's Latino community. Purchase your tickets and sponsorships below, and help us celebrate the heroes of our community!
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
September 25, 2021
Cocktail Reception: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:30 pm
Registration for Spring Session of LaAmistad ESL Online is Now Open!
LaAmistad ESL Online classes are open to anyone and everyone who wants to improve their English fluency in a supportive classroom environment. The cost is $30 for 10 weeks of instruction, among the most affordable in the state. Please share this opportunity with friends, family, and your networks. Students can register using the button below!
Want to help adult learners improve their English fluency and change their lives? Sign up to be a LaAmistad ESL volunteer teacher for Spring Session! Use the button below to get involved!
LaAmistad is Hiring!
If you’re interested in providing underserved students educational opportunities and enjoy the fast-paced world of nonprofit work, we’d like to meet you! We offer a vibrant team governed by a set of steadfast core values: Kindness, Excellence, Passion, Teamwork, and Perseverance.

Join us as we strive to fulfill our mission to prepare Latino students and families for success through academic and life-enrichment programs. Use the button below to see LaAmistad's available employment opportunities!
Afterschool Achievers Earn Prizes for Excellence
In a virtual tutoring model, LaAmistad Afterschool continues striving to make learning interactive, impactful, and fun! These young scholars from LaAmistad's Centro Catolico location are a perfect example. Despite the distance from friends, teachers, and classmates, these achievers have done a tremendous job keeping up with their assignments and using available supplemental tools. As contest winners, each of them received a Chick-fil-A gift card for going above and beyond with their studies! We are so proud of all of our Afterschool students for pushing through in these trying times, and so thankful that they can rely on a group as dedicated, compassionate, and kind as LaAmistad's amazing volunteers.
Success Spotlight: Special Delivery! Pupils Earn Private Pizza Parties for Practicing Perseverance
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