It has been such a privilege to watch Clarisa* grow in confidence and a little bit of sass since she arrived as a preschooler. She has made huge progress in many of her school subjects, especially English, and is ready to have a wonderful 4th grade year.
On Thursday, August 8, 2019, alumni and friends mingled at the Manayunk Brewing Company to mingle and learn about the mission of Amigos de Jesús.
Before coming on staff with Amigos de Jesus as the Volunteer and Visitor Coordinator 2 years ago, I worked as a part-time volunteer in the US helping get the summer program off the ground each year. My three children get to accompany me to Honduras each summer. They attend escuelita(our summer program) and build their own relationships with the Amigos kids. I asked my 2 oldest to write what Amigos means to them and here are their responses:
Being a father at Amigos de Jesús is certainly different than being a father in a small family. Our very large family now has over 130 children living in more than 10 different houses, with many fathers to go around. But our job is the same as that of any good father: to love our kids, to take care of them now and to prepare them for the future.
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, employees of Berkshire Bank in Pennsylvania spent the afternoon volunteering for Amigos de Jesus.
Amigos de Jesús held its 2019 Golf Outing at Fieldstone Golf Club in Delaware on May 20. Over 80 golfers attended the event which raised over $75K to help fund our school and bilingual education programs in Honduras.