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Houston Chapter

Welcome to the Houston Chapter website. In addtion to Houston Chapter news and materials, you also have the advantage of easy navigation to all of the resources and information that the Amigos international site has to offer. It allows us to make available to you the timely and and ever-changing articles, project descriptions, forms, FAQs, videos and information of the IO site.  And during the summer there is easy access to the various project updates which are all maintained by the IO and the project staff in the field.
Our site also has links for online fee payment and for making online contributions. 

Our WELCOME HOME DINNER will be  Sunday, August 17th
4:00 pm  Southside Place Clubhouse 3743 Garnet

THE HOUSTON CHAPTER WILL OPEN APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2015 ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2014.

We have scheduled 3 INFORMATION SESSIONS for prospective volunteers. All sessions will be at the Amigos International Office 5618 Star Lane

Sunday, October 26th at 3:00 pm

Sunday, November 9th at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, November 4th (En Espanol) at 7:00 pm

Interviews will be scheduled in November.
Training will begin in January 2015

 

Please read below for more information about the Amigos program.


Houston Chapter 2014 Ticket Party

2014 Houston Chapter Volunteers        Ticket Party  June 1

 

Summer 2014 Projects on Tumblr

Events 

We held our Ticket Party JUNE 1st.  Check out our Facebook Page below for photos of the event.

first groups to leave head out June 10th

About our Chapter:

The Houston Chapter of Amigos de las Américas is one of 26 nationwide chapters of AMIGOS. Each fall, we invite qualified high school and college students, 16 years and older, to join our training program, where we prepare them for a summer of service in Latin America.
 
Through its training program, the Houston Chapter prepares teens and young adults from Houston, TX and surrounding areas for full-immersion cultural exchange and community service projects in Latin America. We are seeking to inspire and build young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.
 
Next summer our Volunteers will be living with host families throughout Latin America.  They will be leading service projects developed in consultation with the local residents. The projects will range from health and hygiene programs for kids, to environmental and nutritional programs.
 
After training with the Houston Chapter, volunteers are ready to:
  • Live with host families in Latin American communities
  • Work in in teams of 2 or 3 to promote basic health and environmental education
  • Partner with local Latin American agencies, schools, clinics and communities
  • Bridge cultures through humanitarian service and by forming new friendships

Current Projects

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.

AMIGOS is a proud partner with United Airlines. Booking your travel through the logo above directly supports AMIGOS!