For Immediate Release:

June 30, 2010


40 Stories 40 Years


As we embrace 40 years of service to the Houston Latino Community we would like to take a step back and acknowledge everyone AAMA has served since its inception in 1970. AAMA started because a small group of young Latino professionals saw a need to discuss how they could reduce drug abuse, keep teens in school, provide wholesome recreational opportunities and prepare students for the workforce or higher education. As a result of their coming together the Association for the Advancement for Mexican Americans was formed. George I. Sanchez School arrived in 1973, followed by Adelante in 1987.


Help us tell our story as we embark on another 40 years of service. “You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.” This is why AAMA needs your help. Our success is measured by your achievements. 


AAMA is looking for students, clients and Alumni who will share their story on how AAMA has impacted their life and the role AAMA played in helping them achieve their dreams. Winners will receive a gift card and have their stories published in a book celebrating our 40th Anniversary.


Deadline for all submissions is Friday, September 3, 2010.


Please submit your entries to Marie Tisdale, Development Associate by email: or mail 6001 Gulf Freeway, Bldg. E Houston, TX 77023.



Please help AAMA uncover the past, reveal the present and enlighten the future.