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The LaAmistad Story

Our Name: The words la amistad mean “the friendship” in Spanish. At LaAmistad, friendships between students, students and staff, and also students and volunteers are cultivated every day, and their impacts can last a lifetime.

Our Vision is that Latino students and families achieve life-long self-sufficiency.

Our Mission to prepare Latino students and families for success through academic and life enrichment programs.

History of LaAmistad

LaAmistad was started in 2001 by Bill Maness who was serving as the director of the Gym at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. He noticed a need for neighborhood children to have a safe place to improve their academics and develop strong character. In 2006 LaAmistad became a 501(c)3 non-profit to provide exceptional services to the children and their families. Today LaAmistad has grown into a holistic program that includes afterschool tutoring, parent education, English for Successful Living classes, and summer enrichment activities. Click here to read the full history!

Click here for the full biography on Bill Maness (English)

Click here for the full biography on Bill Maness (Spanish)

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