Voices of Amigos


La Carta features stories from AMIGOS alumni and updates from our organization. Browse through the posts to see what we're up to and to learn more about AMIGOS!



Spotlight on Board Chair Kevin Lanier

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Spotlight on Board Chair Kevin Lanier We are excited to share the perspectives of the AMIGOS Board of Directors, including how they came to be…

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Annual Houston Benefit Raises an Inspiring $110,000

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A special afternoon with AMIGOS: 2022 Lifelong Leaders Luncheon Annual Houston Benefit Recap     The 2022 Lifelong Leaders Luncheon Annual Houston Benefit was a great…

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Power of Partnerships – Growing AMIGOS in 2023

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Power of Partnerships – Growing AMIGOS in 2023 AMIGOS has officially launched our 2023 Summer Programs. Our outreach teams are hard at work connecting with…

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Summer 2022: Resuming our Relationship with Honduras

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Summer 2022: Resuming our Relationship with Honduras Honduras was the first country where AMIGOS programming took place in 1965 in the regions of Cortés, Santa…

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Five Years of Houston Benefits

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Five Years of Houston Benefits: Impact and Legacy We are celebrating five years of Houston benefits! On Friday, November 4, at Houston’s Hotel ZaZa Museum…

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On Learning and Service: Cellestine’s AMIGOS Story

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On Learning and Service: Cellestine’s AMIGOS Story Earlier this year, AMIGOS alum Cellestine contacted us because she created a workshop about cultural humility inspired by…

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Introducing the 2022 Bill Arnold Fellow – Dalia Hernández Abril

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Dalia Hernandez Abril: 2022 Bill Arnold Fellow The Bill Arnold Leadership Award was created to remember a cherished member of our AMIGOS community. Bill Arnold…

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5 Latin American YouTubers to Watch to Practice your Spanish!

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5 Latin American YouTubers to Watch to Practice your Spanish! Have you ever wondered who some of the most popular travel Latin American YouTubers are?…

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Nicaraguan Nostalgia: Looking back on Nueva Segovia ’21

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What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about Nicaragua?  Throughout the years, the media has put a spotlight on…

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Field Notes are updates from our programs across the Americas. Explore by project to get a taste of what AMIGOS is like and to see updates from current volunteers.



Excursion to La Costa

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Excursion to La Costa By Luke Thursday, October 20th, 2022: My alarm went off at 4:15am, allowing just enough time to make it to Sauausí…

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Working at A Women’s Shelter in Cuenca

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Working at A Women’s Shelter in Cuenca By Mina After only two months, I already know wholeheartedly that I am living to the fullest, and…

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Tell Us Something We Don’t Know

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Tell Us Something We Don’t Know By Maxine I recently got an email from my grandpa in the U.S., who liked to send me work…

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Amigos de Cuenca

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Amigos de Cuenca By Emma About a month and a half ago, we were all winding down at classes at Amauta and starting up our…

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PEOPLE

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PEOPLE By Olivia My first host family challenge is chronicled in a notes doc titled “PEOPLE.” It reads: Tanya — natural remedies Jonny — vet…

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Working With Children: Ecuador vs U.S.

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Working With Children: Ecuador vs U.S. By Heather My name is Heather and I’m working at a primary school in Ecuador for 4-year-olds. In the…

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Feels Like Home

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Feels Like Home By Isabel I remember getting on the flight from Houston to Quito, sitting between a stranger and a window, taking off, and…

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Stress and Simplicity

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Stress and Simplicity By Solomon If there is one thing that I value above all else in my life, it’s simplicity. I have found that…

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Celebrating My 18th Birthday

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Celebrating My 18th Birthday By Mirabel I am here to tell you about how my 18th birthday was celebrated in Cuenca, Ecuador. I think the…

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AMIGOS in the news!



Tajín awards a prize of $5,000 to the winner of its Fan Pack Design Contest and donates $5,000 to AMIGOS

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  Tajín awards a prize of $5,000 to the winner of its Fan Pack Design Contest and donates $5,000 to AMIGOS de las americas  …

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Capital Plus Financial to Underwrite Amigos de las Americas’ Social Impact Accelerator Program

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Capital Plus Financial to Underwrite Amigos de las Americas’ Social Impact Accelerator Program The Mission-Driven Company to Fund Accelerator For Students Looking to Impact Their…

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Gap Year Alum Luke Interviewed on Gap Year Radio

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Luke joined AMIGOS for a gap year in Cuenca, Ecuador in 2019. As a student at Tufts University, he chose to join their 1+4 Bridge…

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AMIGOS Alums Josie and Jesus Featured in the South Seattle Emerald

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AMIGOS alumni Josie Jensen and Jesús Zamora wrote an article entitled Indigenous Voices Across the Americas, published in the South Seattle Emerald on September 27,…

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Houston Independent School District and Amigos de las Americas Launch Classroom Community Impact Project

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HOUSTON, TX, May 24, 2021 – With a combined 154 years of experience serving the Houston community, Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) and the Houston…

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Wall Street Journal: “For Teens, a Wild Homeschooling Alternative: A Trip to Costa Rica”

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AMIGOS was featured in the Wall Street Journal on January 30, 2021. The article focuses on opportunities for teens to study, live, and volunteer in…

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Female Disruptors: Sara Nathan of Amigos de las Américas On The Three Things You Need To Shake Up Your Industry (Authority Magazine)

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By Jason Hartman   In this article for Authority Magazine, writer Jason Hartman interviews AMIGOS President & CEO Sara Nathan. She discusses a turning point…

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Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Sara Nathan of Amigos de las Américas Is Helping To Change Our World (Authority Magazine)

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“Each of us is raised in our social bubble and with varying degrees of exposure to societal challenges — issues related to social justice, inequality,…

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Sara Nathan: “Day In and Day Out” (Thrive Global)

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By Ben Ari   AMIGOS President & CEO Sara Nathan was featured in Thrive Global’s piece about her own career path and building tomorrow’s leaders.…

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