Casa de Amistad recognized as a Certified Service Enterprise


Casa de Amistad has been certified by Points of Lights as a Service Enterprise, becoming one of the first Service Enterprises in the coastal North County area. This recognition is based upon the organization’s ability to fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on their social mission: to provide underserved school children and their families in coastal North County San Diego with tutoring, educational support, and character development.

Casa de Amistad started in 1997 with just three students, and now, 20 years later, serves over 200 students. This growth and success has allowed Casa to join a community of Service Enterprise organizations that show excellence in areas such as organizational effectiveness, adaptability, sustainability, and volunteer engagement.

In order to gain certification as a Service Enterprise, Casa de Amistad underwent and completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and consulting, and significant internal planning and changes to better integrate volunteers into its day-to-day operations.

Casa de Amistad’s success in accomplishing its mission depends upon the time and talent of volunteers. They continually contribute to the program and in turn, help to better accomplish goals of serving the community. Casa is grateful for its volunteers and recognizes their part in making the certification as a Service Enterprise a reality. To learn more about becoming a volunteer with Casa de Amistad, please contact our Program Coordinator at or (858) 356-4297.