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!



Amigos of the Week – May 17, 2019

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Summer is almost here, and our 2019 Amigos are already starting to pack for their adventures! We are so excited to showcase some of these…

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Disconnect to Reconnect: A Challenge by Choice Initiative

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AMIGOS volunteers are about to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. In order for them to take full advantage of this experience, we are challenging volunteers…

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Amigos of the Week – May 10, 2019

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There’s only one month left before our first Amigos are headed into the field, and we are so excited! To showcase some of these incredible…

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Alumni Spotlight: Cutter Dawes

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Cutter Dawes is an AMIGOS alum from the Marin Chapter in California. After completing the Chimborazo, Ecuador project in 2017, Cutter continued his volunteer work…

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The Importance of Immersion: An Interview with Rachael Cohen

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Rachael Cohen, an AMIGOS alum and former project supervisor, shares her most impactful experiences, the importance of cultural immersion, and how AMIGOS encouraged her to…

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Discover AMIGOS Around the World

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Hudson and Klara are best friends who live on opposite sides of the world – Australia and Maryland! But they decided to do Discover AMIGOS…

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Amigos of the Week – Ella, Jasmine, and Another Ella!

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Summer is almost here, and AMIGOS is excited for all of our 2019 volunteers! In the second week of this sharing these incredible young leaders,…

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Amigos of the Week – Sofia and Tori

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Summer is almost here, and AMIGOS is excited for all of our 2019 volunteers! In order to showcase these incredible young leaders, we will be…

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Classroom Resources for Educators

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AMIGOS believes in learning by doing. Before we send our volunteers to Latin America, they take part in a comprehensive, hands-on leadership training program. This…

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Volunteer Voice: Roshan

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At first, I didn’t know what to expect from my AMIGOS experience. I thought I would be really homesick, and I thought that I wouldn’t…

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Calling Home: Dominican Republic Project

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We wanted to let you all know that volunteers on Session A of the Barahona Project will be calling home this week on a rolling…

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First Week in Pérez Zeledón

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Our Session A volunteers are already at work in their communities throughout Pérez Zeledón after a fun and successful briefing! Here’s a glimpse of what…

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First Week in Coclé

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Last week, our volunteers finally arrived! We were so happy, shouting and waving AMIGOS flags to welcome them in the airport. They were a bit…

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Route Update from the Dominican Republic

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For this week’s blog we want to feature each of our Project Supervisors’ routes so that you get a glimpse of how the volunteers have…

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Coclé Midterm Call Home

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Coclé Project volunteers will have the opportunity to call home on June 29th between 9 AM and 1 PM Central Time. The call may come…

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Host Family, Local Youth, National Volunteer Training, and Briefing

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Wow! This past week was jam packed with excitement and hard work. The Project Staff Team was busy with trainings for national volunteers, host families,…

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Survey from a Project Supervisor’s Perspective

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Earlier, I got the chance to go on “survey” as a Project Supervisor. This means that I traveled to one of our host communities to…

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Host Family Training in Coclé

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This past week has been a whirlwind of errands, meetings and activities to prepare for volunteers’ arrival! Our project is so excited to welcome 60…

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AMIGOS in the news!



AMIGOS Featured in 2019 Houston Charity Guide

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Culture Map Houston compiled a guide to nonprofit organizations in Houston they recommend supporting in 2019. Amigos de las Américas made the list! We’re honored…

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Louisville students represented the US in Youth Ambassadors Program

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AMIGOS was featured in the Louisville Courier-Journal in an article by Elaine Rooker Jack. Several local students were selected to take part in the Youth…

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Amigos de las Américas Expands Presence to Los Angeles with New Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amigos de las Américas expands presence to Los Angeles with New Director LOS ANGELES, CA (October 3, 2018) AMIGOS has always ventured…

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Shawnee Mission East Receives the Amigos de las Américas Global Citizenship Award

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By: Shawnee Mission School District   Shawnee Mission East received the Amigos de las Américas Global Citizenship Award. This award is given to schools that have…

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St. John’s senior learned to use talents to join community in helping others

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Maya Lewis is a high school senior who is heading to Brown University in the fall. She participated with AMIGOS in Panama before her junior…

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Senior embarks on immersion trip

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We’re excited to welcome Matt Marschall on our Gap Program in Ecuador this fall! He was featured in his school newspaper. Read the article, in…

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AMIGOS in the News – Costa Rica Adventure

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By Rachel Amran, Memorial High School Featured in The Buzz Magazines Michaela Urban and her host family in the center of…

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Runner Dorn Wenninger takes on challenge of 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days

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Dorn Wenninger became a member of the Intercontinental Marathon Club in February when he finished his seventh marathon on 7 continents in 7 days. When…

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Students Travel for Spanish Immersion

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Students from Central Kitsap High School travel to another country to further their Spanish skills and immerse their self in another culture. By Collin Smith…

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