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Welcome to the East Bay Chapter of Amigos de las Américas

Grapefruit Delivery


Our grapefruit truck has arrived! 

The chapter families and Board members turned out to unload the grapefruit, which should be heading your way! If you were scheduled for a grapefruit delivery, your volunteer will be in touch with you to reschedule. Because of the volume of calls, this may take a day or two. If you don't hear from anyone by Thursday Dec 7, please contact your participant, or contact Mary De Luna,!

Many thanks for your continued support from East Bay AMIGOS!



Recruitment of Summer 2017 Participants is now CLOSED

for the East Bay Chapter.

If you are still interested in being an AMIGOS participant next summer, please contact the National Office at


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.

Here is a glimpse of how AMIGOS can help you challenge what is possible …

Aquí hay un video de cómo AMIGOS te puede retar a lo que es posible ...

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 independent responsibility within a multicultural setting. Each summer AMIGOS participants spend four to nine weeks 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
Training Retreat Dec 11, 2016 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Spanish Speaking Citizen's Foundation, 1470 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland
Board Meeting Dec 12, 2016 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Sorenson home
Board Meeting Jan 09, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Sorenson home
Chapter Meeting: Letter Writing Jan 10, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — LDS Church, 3776 Via Granada, Moraga, CA 94556
Participant Training Jan 22, 2017 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Spanish Speaking Citizens' Foundation, 1470 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601
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