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Amistades, Inc. recognized as White House Bright Spot in Excellence for Hispanic Education

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TUCSON-  Amistades, Inc., a Tucson non-profit, was recognized Thursday morning by the Consul of Mexico in Tucson, Ricardo Pineda Albarran, for being named by the White House as a Bright Spot in Excellence for Hispanic Education.

Honorees of the Bright Spot in Excellence for Hispanic Education are recognized for their focus on four areas: substance abuse prevention services for high-risk youth and families, family support services for low-income populations, training for health and human services providers, and cultural enrichment initiatives.

“We are proud to host this event in recognition of Amistades, an important ally whom we share a common goal of working in benefit of a stronger community” said Ricardo Pineda, Consul of Mexico in Tucson.

The White House said Amistades specifically supported "Latino families by building from their inherent strengths and providing them with the resources needed to achieve educational and life success."

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside other Latino-serving organizations, programs, and schools also fighting for racial equity and fostering educational achievement,” said Ricardo M. Jasso, Founder & CEO of Amistades.

Amistades, Inc. was founded in 2006 and has developed prevention programs and activities grounded in grassroots outreach.

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