Vol. 2, Issue 2
Quarterly Newsletter


Welcome to the second edition of the 2013 quarterly newsletter! We hope that it finds you well. We have had a lot of exciting things happen at LaAmistad over the past few months and we have lots to look forward to. Don't miss our Upcoming Events section below. Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope you enjoy this issue! 


What's Inside...

LaAmistad After School at Peachtree Presbyterian

Partnerships: North Atlanta High School, High Museum of Art, and Alliance Theatre

LaAmistad After School at Church of the Redeemer

Jatna.com Giving

LaAmistad Young Professionals

Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy Cabral

Upcoming Events...

Zumbathon (April 13)

Peachtree's Got Talent (April 26)

Night In Rio (May 4)

LaAmistad Golf Tournament (May 16)


q2ppcLaAmistad After School at Peachtree Presbyterian
We are excited to announce another successful year of programming at LaAmistad After School at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. LaAmistad served more than 75 students. One of them, Ramiro Juarez, was just accepted into Pace Academy for the 2013-2014 school year! We have a handful of others who are waiting to hear back from other independent schools around Atlanta.

Our students who began at private schools last fall have achieved roaring success this school year. Alondra Juarez at Pace Academy made the school's honor roll, while Jorge Cruz-Calderon at The Westminster Schools made his eighth grade soccer team this spring.


Most of our students attend Sarah Smith Elementary, Warren T. Jackson Elementary, or Sutton Middle School, and have also performed admirably well this year. The elementary school students were able to raise their overall average from a B+ to an A- from first to third quarter. Middle school students raised their grades to an impressive 88 overall average during this time period. Way to go, boys and girls!
q2partnersBlooming Partnerships

LaAmistad has formed new partnerships with the High Museum of Art and the Alliance Theatre. Twenty-five LaAmistad students attended the High Museum last month to see the Frida & Diego exhibit and to make crafts (see photo below), while another 30 will be attending the Alliance Theatre on April 14, to see the play Zorro. Thank you to both of these marvelous organizations for inviting us to their culturally enriching events.


LaAmistad is also excited to begin working with North Atlanta High School this fall. Plans are to launch our first LaAmistad Leadership Chapter that will offer monthly meetings for Latino students in grades 9-12. Participants would receive mentoring, workshops, leadership skills, inspirational speakers, college prep, life skills, job training and cultural community experiences.


q2redeemLaAmistad After School at Church of the Redeemer
We are proud to announce that LaAmistad After School at Church of the Redeemer in Sandy Springs has seen impressive growth this year thanks to vibrant programming. The program, which formerly met just once a week, has increased to twice weekly and includes students not just from one grade, but from kindergarten through fourth grade. Enrollment is up to 32 students, and the program is seeking extra volunteers on Tuesday afternoons. If you live in the area and would like to help out, please contact Jimmy Brock at [email protected]. 

Jatna.com Giving

LaAmistad has recently partnered with the website Jatna.com! Jatna is an online giving portal that automatically donates 1-9% of the purchases you make on sites like Amazon and Walmart.com to LaAmistad, Inc. What a great way to shop and give back at the same time. See the sites below that participate in this great collaboration:

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • iTunes
  • Target
  • Staples
  • OfficeMax
  • Zappos
  • Travelocity
  • Buy.com
  1. Start your donating by going to Jatna.com.
  2. From there, begin typing 'LaAmistad' in the empty bar.
  3. Select LaAmistad, then choose the site you would like to shop.
  4. Make your purchase, and LaAmistad, Inc. will receive a percentage of that purchase. It's that easy!

LaAmistad Young Professionals

We are continuing to grow our LaAmistad Young Professionals group. Look out for the next meeting/social coming in May. If you are interested in joining or learning more about the group, please contact Angharad Chester-Jones, Program Director, at [email protected].


Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy Cabral

This month, we would like to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Cindy Cabral. Cindy works with our second grade class on Wednesday afternoons at LaAmistad After School at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. She was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Atlanta in 2009 to attend Georgia State University, where she graduated with honors last December with a degree in History. Cindy plans on pursuing a master's degree in Social Studies Education at Georgia State later this year so that she can teach History at the high school level. Thank you, Cindy, for all that you do for our LaAmistad students!

q2eventsUpcoming Events...
Zumba q2zumbaCome out this Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a morning filled with fun and energy as we rock out to Jeffrey's last Zumbathon in Atlanta. Jeffrey, a renowned aerobics instructor and personal trainer at The Gym at Peachtree, is moving to Los Angeles, and this event will be his "last hurrah." All proceeds will benefit LaAmistad. All dancing skill levels are welcome, even if you have never done Zumba before! Purchase tickets here.
q2talentshowJoin us on April 26 for a night of singing performances, comedy sketches, gymnastics routines, and much, much more as our LaAmistad students and other students from across Buckhead perform at the Summit in the Lodge across from Peachtree Presbyterian Church. The fun starts at 6:30 PM!
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