Amigos de las Américas

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) is an experienced international non-profit organization that envisions a world where all people are lifelong leaders sharing responsibility for our global community. Since our founding in 1965, over 30,000 alumni have completed an AMIGOS program in 17 countries. Our program model has three major components, leadership development, cultural competence, and community engagement, as our newest video showcases at We are activating a generation of youth to create positive change in an evolving world. Students are using empathy and design thinking training to heighten their leadership for a lifetime. They are connecting with one another across cultures to grow their cultural competence for a lifetime. They are implementing projects that address issues based on community needs and resources to strengthen their ability to serve. In response to the pandemic, we are offering programming in virtual, international, and U.S-based formats.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|83.36 Score


(2/4)|76.47 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

1800 West Loop South, Suite #1325
Houston, TX 77027