Tucson, AZ

Amistades logo Founded in 2006, Amistades is a Latino non-profit community development organization committed to providing culturally responsive services, advocacy for social justice and community empowerment. Projects Familia Adelante, Mestizo Mentoring, and Save Our Sons, currently serve Latino boys and young men in schools and in community settings through psycho-cultural early interventions, cultural mentoring, and peer-led leadership development programs focused on building self-efficacy, self-sufficiency, and strengthening family ties.

Under the Empowerment Projects initiative, Amistades will help young Latinos explore their Mexican heritage and create a positive cultural identity to thrive in Southern Arizona.

Grant award: $150,000

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