Start a LaAmistad Afterschool or ESL Program in your Community!
Request LaAmistad Afterschool for your School
Schools around the metro Atlanta area are increasingly requesting to adopt LaAmistad programs because they know how much providing additional assistance to their Latino students makes a difference in the overall performance of the school. LaAmistad church-school partnerships are proven to have numerous benefits, including but not limited to, increased student attendance and academic performance at school as well as positive changes in attitude and behavior.
LaAmistad volunteers are recruited, trained and supervised by a Site Director and Parent Liaison partnership, who both serve as the primary point of contact for the school, church, and a liaison to LaAmistad headquarters. The Site Director is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the program, while the Parent Liaison works to ensure increased parental involvement with both the LaAmistad program and the school. Most often, the Site Director is hired directly from the partner school as this enables for schools to have a voice in program policies and procedures and implementation of academic enrichment and remediation strategies. Most importantly, it strengthens the relationship between the families and the schools.
To adopt LaAmistad Afterschool, complete the following Afterschool Request for Proposal School.pdf.
Host LaAmistad Afterschool/adult ESL at your Church or Community Center
Since its inception in 2001, LaAmistad afterschool and ESL programs have been location inside of local churches, both small and large in congregation size. All current LaAmistad programs currently exist within churches due largely to the fact that this replication model has been so successful. Churches not only provide the necessary classroom space to facilitate a program but they also have an immediate resource of volunteers willing to get involved in local program initiatives. Most importantly, churches provide a safe space where families feel like they are both invited and welcomed to participate in the church.
As your church considers becoming a LaAmistad church, you will want to consider the following questions:
- Can you provide the adequate space (typically 3-5 classrooms with one general recreation area)
- Can you help LaAmistad recruit volunteers
- Can you assume financial responsibility for the following expenses?
- Minimum contribution on a yearly basis for year 1-3
- Contribution for years 4 and over to sustain program
To adopt LaAmistad Afterschool, complete the following Afterschool Request for Proposal Church or Community Center.pdf
To adopt LaAmistad Adult ESL, complete the following ESL Request for Proposal School Church or Community Center.pdf
To discuss any of these options in further detail, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 404-842-5873.