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Welcome to the East Bay Chapter of Amigos de las Américas

The East Bay Chapter is recruiting for Summer 2017 Participants. 


The East Bay Chapter of Amigos de las Américas prepares teens and young adults from Alameda and Contra Costa counties for unique full-immersion cultural exchange and community service projects in Latin America.

If you are interested in participating the summer of 2017, please contact

Amigos de las Américas is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1965 that believes that young people have the power and ability to change our world for the better. AMIGOS participants are given the opportunity to experience how one summer can change lives. Through AMIGOS, thousands of young people have learned about new cultures and traditions, leadership in community service, and have strengthened their language skills through an unparalleled immersion experience.
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Our projects give young leaders the opportunity to explore their potential and rise to the challenge of independently managing responsibility within a multicultural setting. Each summer AMIGOS participants spend four to nine weeks during the summer living in a host community in locations throughout Latin America. They will be leading service projects developed in consultation with the local residents, which are intended to benefit the people and community and provide valuable educational experiences for our participants. The projects include topics like health and hygiene programs for kids, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, and human rights. 

East Bay Volunteer in Panama











Life-long friendships and bonds have been built between AMIGOS participants and the people and places of their adopted communities. AMIGOS currently sends participants to live and work in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Paraguay. The adventure and experience of a lifetime await!

More information; Mas informacion:

National website for Amigos de las Américas

 En Español... 

AMIGOS es una organización internacional sin fines de lucro fundada en Houston en 1965. La organización ofrece a los jóvenes oportunidades de liderazgo y de servicio a la comunidad incomparables, a la vez que contribuye al bienestar general de cientos de comunidades del continente americano. Con el apoyo de una sólida red de organizaciones panamericanas, estudiantes secundarios y universitarios de orígenes diversos trabajan exitósamente con comunidades locales y personal asociado para tratar con prioridades de salud y educación.

Los participantes de AMIGOS se incorporan en las comunidades locales y aprendieron sobre el desarrollo colaborativo. En el transcurso de sus 40 años de historia, más de 20,000 participantes de AMIGOS se comprometieron a plazo largo al servicio a la comunidad, a la vez que fortalecieron las amistades interculturales en el continente americano.

Upcoming Events
Family Interview - Prospective Volunteers Oct 23, 2016 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM — St. Perpetua School, 3445 Hamlin Rd., Lafayette
EASTBAY AMIGOS Chapter Kick-Off Meeting Nov 05, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:45 PM — Moraga LDS Church, 3776 Via Granada, Moraga 94556
EASTBAY AMIGOS Product Sales Training Nov 09, 2016 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Moraga LDS Church, 3776 Via Granda, Moraga 94556
Board Meeting Nov 14, 2016 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Sorenson home
First Product Delivery Nov 19, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM — UPPER PARKING LOT St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Rd, Lafayette 94549
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