Who We Are
Amigos de Educación de Alamos is a nonprofit, voluntary organization dedicated to providing financial and other assistance to needy and academically qualified students who live in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. The organization has provided this assistance for over 15 years. Currently, we are assisting nearly 300 young people, one third of all middle and high school students in town.The first funds were raised through tours of historical homes and gardens of Alamos. Association membership fees, donations and fundraising events now supplement these funds.
Education in Mexico, especially at the high school level, is not fully funded by the government. As a result, the students assisted by Amigos de Educación might not otherwise be able to attend school. Assistance is first available in secundaria or middle school and continues through prepa (high school) for the most qualified and needy. The success stories are numerous, varied and heart-warming. Many former students are examples for a younger generation.
Amigos de Educación is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Volunteers carry out all of its activities. All U.S. participants live part or full time in Alamos and include numerous individuals with extensive experience in business, government and education. A number of Mexican citizens are also involved in the work of the organization. The fund is a broad-based effort to help promote better education for the children of Alamos.
Donations to Amigos de Educación can be sent to:
In the US: c/o Lorna Acosta, 7739 E. Broadway, PMB 342, Tucson, AZ 85710
In Mexico: Contact Membership Chairman Ray Auckerman @ 647-428-0267.
All donations are tax-deductible. Amigos has been offically recognized as a 501c.3 charitable organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service since 1999.