Amigos de las Américas
Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.
Our vision is a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.
Founded in 1965 in Houston, AMIGOS is an international organization that provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. Supported by a strong network of Pan-American chapters, high school and college students from diverse backgrounds immerse themselves in the lives of their host communities and truly experience collaborative development work. During its 54-year history, more than 28,000 AMIGOS participants have gained a life-long commitment to community service, while strengthening multicultural understanding and friendships in the Americas.