Vol. 3, Issue 3
Quarterly Newsletter
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What's Inside...

galaFirst Annual LaAmistad Gala



newsLaAmistad in the News
Click on a photo below to see LaAmistad and its students in their respective publication.


summerSummer Recap
We had a wonderful summer here at LaAmistad. The End-of-the-Year Party to celebrate our students, volunteers, partners and supporters was a great time, with an award ceremony for students, a Mariachi band, and dinner provided by parents of the students. The 14th Annual LaAmistad Golf Tournament turned out to be on a beautiful afternoon with dozens of golfers all supporting the organization trough their participation and the purchase of silent auction items. Finally, our LaAmistad Summer Internship Program cruised through the summer months, with 9 interns from 5 different colleges and 1 high school giving over 1,000 hours of service.
End-of-the-Year Party
May 2014

14th Annual LaAmistad Golf Tournament
June 2014

Intern Appreciation Luncheon
August 2014
mccameyStandout Volunteers
This quarter's Standout Volunteers are Betsy McCamey, pictured right at out annual golf tournament, and Marian Poston. Betsy and Marian have been tutoring at LaAmistad After School for a combined 21 years. This year they can be found in their familiar second grade classroom on Tuesdays at LaAmistad After School. Betsy is a former teacher who provides much needed knowledge of reading and phonics for the students. Marian tutors without any formal teaching experience but shows a heart for the students all the same. Her students return this sentiment and are very appreciate of Marian's time of mentoring and guidance with them. Thank you both for all of your dedicated service to LaAmistad and its students, and we look forward to another great year!
volswantedMore Volunteers Wanted
If you are interested in volunteering at one of our LaAmistad After School locations, please contact Wesley Dennard at info@laamistadinc.org. See our locations below:

LaAmistad After School at...
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Church of the Redeemer
Westminster Presbyterian Church
The Cathedral of St. Philip

If you would like to volunteer with LaAmistad English for Successful Living, please contact Alley Del Castillo at esl@laamistadinc.org. See our locations below:

LaAmistad English for Successful Living at...
Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Community Assistance Center
Brookhaven Laundry


studentStudent Shout-Out

Fernando B. came to LaAmistad as a fourth grade student having never passed one of Georgia's standardized CRCT assessments. After a year of tutoring and mentoring, Fernando gained enough skill and confidence to pass all five CRCTs at the end of this past school year. This quarter's Student Shout-Out goes to Fernando. Thank you for providing your peers, volunteers, and LaAmistad staff with an example of hard work and perserverence as you take advantage of the programming here at LaAmistad. Way to go, Fernando!

didyouknowDid You Know?
2013-2014 GRADES UPDATE

LaAmistad After School at Peachtree Presbyterian Church
10 of 16 middle school students who reported grades at the end of last school year had averages over 88/100. The overall average of middle school students was 87.8.

LaAmistad After School at Westminster Presbyterian Church
The 26 students increased their overall average from 91.1 in Q1 to 91.6 in Q4.


LaAmistad After School at The Cathedral of St. Philip
Percentage of Work Habit ratings of Excellent increased from 43% in Q1 to 61% in Q4.

Way to go, everybody!

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