November 2020
In this issue: #GivingTuesday, The Atlanta Braves Foundation, The 2021 LaAmistad Annual Gala, LaAmistad ESL Student of the Month, COVID-19 Relief, Mystery Readers Wanted, and more
Support LaAmistad on Giving Tuesday December 1st
You've heard of Black Friday, maybe you've even heard about Small-Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? Inspired by the spirit of the holiday season, Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world through charitable giving.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

LaAmistad is proud to be participating for the third consecutive year. Click the button below to choose LaAmistad as your Giving Tuesday organization!

Make your gift between 10:00 – 10:59 am to help LaAmistad win $1,000 in the Georgia Gives Power Hour contest presented by Gas South!
Atlanta Braves Award $10K for LaAmistad Afterschool
LaAmistad was awarded a $10,000.00 grant by the Atlanta Braves Foundation to help support LaAmistad's Afterschool tutoring efforts throughout the Atlanta area. Funds will be used for program expenses and educational enrichment activities for participating students and families.

The award comes as LaAmistad prepares to conclude it's first semester of virtual afterschool instruction, with plans to remain online until the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year.

Since 1994, the Atlanta Braves Foundation has provided support and resources to thousands of metro Atlanta-based organizations. Through the generous support of Braves players and staff, sponsors and fans, the Atlanta Braves Foundation is committed to investing in children, families and communities across Braves Country.
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
LaAmistad ESL: Congratulations to Claudia on being November's Student of the Month!
Level Basic B student Claudia sees online classes as a benefit

Congratulations to Claudia for being our Student of the Month for November! We are so incredibly proud of her progress, and grateful to have her as part of our program. She graduated from level Basic B Keep up the great work Claudia!
Learn more about Claudia and how ESL classes have helped her below!
What is your ethnic origin?
I am from Colombia

How has the program helped you in your daily life?
It helped me to understand the tasks of my daughters, and to have more confidence in myself.

Why did you choose LaAmistad ESL?
Many spoke highly of this place to me. When I entered, they started virtual, because of the pandemic, and that made it easier for me to be aware of my children while I learn.
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LaAmistad Awarded $60K Grant from Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
This month, LaAmistad received a grant from the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to assist LaAmistad in its efforts to aide the students and families it serves with quality-of-life expenses, such as rent and grocery assistance, during the COVID-19 pandemic. LaAmistad's COVID relief initiatives continue to have a life-changing impact for participating LaAmistad families facing unprecedented hardships this year, and funding will be utilized to bolster similar outreach efforts.

The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a “perfect storm” of health care and economic crises that have not been seen in our lifetime. These crises have exposed and exacerbated the impacts of systemic inequities, especially racial inequities, that many Georgians have been suffering under for generations. Managed by United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to support our region’s most vulnerable workers and families.
VIRTUAL Mystery Readers Wanted for LaAmistad Afterschool Online
LaAmistad Afterschool Online is looking for Virtual Mystery Readers to help further enrich and diversify the Online Afterschool experience for students. It's a great way to give back to local students from the comfort of your own home. If you or someone you know would like to be a guest virtual Mystery Reader, our students and we would be very grateful! Please feel free to contact the Parent Liaison at your home site if you are already serving with us. If you are not currently a volunteer but would like to be a virtual Mystery Reader, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at!
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