Update: AMIGOS Suspends 2020 Summer Program Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Dear AMIGOS Community,

Faced with the growing COVID-19 pandemic, we have come to the conclusion that the most responsible course of action for our global community is to suspend 2020 Summer Program operations. This decision was made after careful deliberation with our Board of Directors and Medical Director and based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, and the World Health Organization (WHO). You can read an Open Letter to the AMIGOS community from President and CEO Sara Nathan here.

We are extremely proud of the hard work, time, and passion our students have put into AMIGOS, and we are hopeful that they will continue to stay a part of AMIGOS for our summer 2021 programming and beyond. The generous donations that have been made thus far to the Chapter on behalf of our students help cover the cost of local training, events, materials and supplies among other Chapter expenses. We truly believe that while our 2020 cohort has not made it to the field in Latin America this year, they have gained valuable skills and are lifelong leaders sharing responsibility for our global community.

During this time, building connections across cultures is more important than ever. Over the coming days and weeks, we will look for ways to be of service to each other and to the global community. Since 1965, the AMIGOS family has proven again and again that we are stronger together, and today is no exception. To sustain the AMIGOS mission and vision during this time, we ask you to consider supporting our efforts by making a donation to the local Chapter. This will allow AMIGOS to stay strong in 2021 and beyond.

We hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy and thank you for your continued support of AMIGOS. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.  

Best,
The Chapter Operations Team

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