LaAmistad

Category: Community Outreach
Description: LaAmistad is a partnership between Lake Forest Elementary School (LFES), LaAmistad ‘s award-winning after school program, The Goizueta Foundation, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church with the goal of helping Latino children attending LFES succeed in education and ultimately enhance their opportunity for a better life. Education is a proven way to break the cycle of poverty.

Approximately 84% of LFES’s 930 students fail to perform at-grade level in part because many parents do not speak English and/or are illiterate, and unable to help with homework.

LaAmistad’s tutorial program has proven to be highly effective. In 2014/15, 300 students in LaAmistad’s after school programs achieved an aggregate 91 GPA.

Volunteers are needed to work 90 minutes (3:30 – 5:00pm) one day a week, or as you are able to come, to help children with their homework.

We are “Called to Discipleship” and challenged to put our “Faith into Action. These are our neighbors; many are members of Centro Católico del Espíritu Santo, our Mission. Consider helping Latino children improve their chance for a better life.

Contact:   Pat Fischer •