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Join Project Amigo in Cofradia in 2022 or 2023? 

Project Amigo accomplishes its mission of helping children in Colima reach their full potential by helping them pursue their education! We make our mission a reality with your partnership and participation.  When you come visit our beautiful community as part of a service week you meet our children, experience the Mexican culture and eat authentic homemade food!  Be prepared to leave renewed and amazed by your extended Project Amigo familia!  Did you know that service week participants can be groups of:

  • Families coming together,  

  • Rotary Club members volunteering as a group,

  • Businesses bring teams to strengthen their corporate culture or

  • Friends traveling together to Cofradia to make a huge difference. 

Do you have questions?  Want to custom build a service week for your club or group that fits your calendar? Call or Text Dora Zúñiga at 608-345-6769 or email here at to explore your options and have your questions answered. 

You can help to implement our mission by making a generous donation.  Your gifts support our children’s dream to be the first in their family to graduate from high and complete a University degree.  Join our Project Amigo familia by signing up for our monthly giving program, simply click on the Donate button above.  We are happy to also receive your check at our mailing address

Project Amigo
936 B 7th St., #168
Novato, CA 94945

Academic Recognition for Project Amigo from the University of Colima

Three professors at the University of Colima recently completed an in-depth research project on the comprehensive support Project Amigo provides for students who are enrolled in our program. 

Your support is so much more than a tuition reimbursement! 

Click here to read the report and learn more about why these researchers are recommending that our model be replicated throughout Mexico. 

Covid-19 Corona Virus Update

Project Amigo has put in place all of the safety protocols that are recommended by the Secretary of Health to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus, including wearing masks when in groups, taking individual temperatures upon entering.  Rest assured that your safety is our priority.  If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to our volunteer coordinator Alma Bayardo or our donor guidance director Dora Zuñiga

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and tremendous support as we have adapted to the "new normal" during this pandemic. 

We will continue to adapt as protocols change in Colima and the rest of the world. 

If your Rotary club, book club, church group, chamber of commerce, business or any other organization is currently meeting via Zoom or another platform and would like to host a presentation about Service Weeks specifically or Project Amigo itself we would love to "join" you online. Please contact our donor guidance director: Dora Zuñiga at

Tranforming lifes through education - you can help us turn dreams into careers!

Project Amigo supports students from Colima, Mexico so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life. 

To do this, we remove the financial barriers to education through scholarships that include school fees, transportation, uniforms and school supplies, and a hot lunch. Our staff also provide tutoring and mentoring during Project Amigo Homework Club. Homework Clubs also provide us with a way of keeping in close touch with the students so we can identify problems before they become so severe that the student is forced to drop out of school.


We also provide opportunities for volunteers from other countries to do valuable humanitarian service that creates and fosters friendship and understanding across cultures.


Education and literacy are powerful tools to create a brighter future for the world’s children who in turn benefit the nations they live in. Since 1984, Project Amigo has worked with rural youth in Mexico to continue their formal schooling including university level.


Project Amigo became a U.S. 501c3 non-profit charity in 1996, providing educational scholarships, material support, enrichment activities, and health care to disadvantaged youth in the state of Colima, Mexico.


Volunteer Work Weeks based at our headquarters in the beautiful hillside village of Cofradía de Suchitlán allow volunteers from other countries to engage in humanitarian service and become both friends and sponsors of Mexican youth seeking the many advantages of education.