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Amizade Celebrates Five Years of the Fair Trade Learning Engagement Model

Something incredible is happening. It has been nearly five years since we pioneered the innovative global engagement model known as Fair Trade Learning, and the movement is now exploding. As a part of these commitments, this year alone, Amizade has been proud to subsidize or provide scholarships for reciprocal service and learning opportunities for friends and partners from places like Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Northern Ireland, Kenya, and the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Over 100 young people who have traditionally only been hosts to international visitors – more than 10% of all of our participants this year – traveled the world with Amizade, building solidarity with a diverse set of communities, and returned to their home neighborhoods more empowered to make a positive change.

 Unfortunately, ensuring that those from underserved communities have equal opportunity to engage in global learning requires a financial investment. We urge you to watch this powerful video to learn about our Fair Trade Learning partnership in the Hill District community of Pittsburgh and support Amizade’s commitment to using fair trade learning as a tool to improve communities.

Card With a Cause Gives Opportunity for Disabled Bolivian Artists

Hand-painted cards made by disabled Bolivian Artists, available through Amizade Local nonprofit Amizade Global Service-Learning is now the U.S. retailer for the CEOLI Card Project. Amizade is a longtime partner with CEOLI, the Center for Educational and Vocational Preparation for the Disabled, located in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The cards, available for purchase at, are produced… Continue Reading

Support the Launch of The Global Switchboard!

Join the Private Reception! August 23rd is coming and we’d like you to join us for our Launch Party. There are still tickets available for the Private Reception, a meet and greet for guests and Switchboard members. We’ll have refreshments and an international art exhibition featuring local artists. Attend our Private Reception and make Pittsburgh… Continue Reading

Amizade Shares Strides in Worldwide Service Projects

Amizade continues to grow and empower more individuals and communities. In 2013, we facilitated life-changing experiences for over 700 volunteers who provided more than 35,000 hours of service in 12 countries – our most ever. Everyday lives are being transformed, and our small organization is making a big impact in ways we could not have… Continue Reading

Amizade to Launch a Global Switchboard

Here at Amizade, we are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a party on Saturday, October 26th to launch our newest idea: The Global Switchboard. The Switchboard is imagined as a shared-space, community-oriented, global headquarters for Amizade, and an arena for internationally focused organizations to come together, bring new resources to the city,… Continue Reading