In 2017, AMISTAD won a $10,000 first prize of the first Pledge 1% Colorado Pitch Contest sponsored by The Community Foundation of Boulder and Pledge 1% Colorado. Local non-profits presented a three-minute "pitch" to over 400 leaders in technology, business and philanthropy. The Promotora de Salud presented on AMISTAD's health equity work to win first prize for the most innovated program in Boulder County.
In 2016, Passage of the City of Boulder's Sugary Drink Tax. AMISTAD helped lead a successful campaign to gain passage of a 2 cent tax on sugary drinks in the City of Boulder. This will be generating up to $3.5 million a year to support access to clean drinking water, healthy foods, and physical activity opportunities for Latino families.
In 2016, AMISTAD staff and promotoras provided education on the ballot initiative to more than 800 Latino residents. AMISTAD Executive Director served as one of the chief campaign spokespeople.
In 2016 with a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, AMISTAD produced Justicia Refrescante. Three bilingual videos featuring a Latino family described the need for access to clean water, healthy foods and physical activity.
-The water inequality video reached 17,807 people through social media and was viewed 7,372 times.
-Over 23,000 community members were reached through the Justicia Refrescante campaign.
- Promotoras de Salud, this nationally recognized promotora program provides the only Latina-led leadership program for underserved Latinas in Boulder, providing educational sessions on health and wellness with a focus on the prevention of obesity and diabetes, access to health and care and advocating for Health Equity in Boulder County.
- In 2017, 10 promotoras were trained and they served over 1340 Latinos through door-to-door outreach, participation in classes and community events.
- 83% of women participating indicated that they make healthier food choices in preparing meals for family members.
- 80% of women participating indicated that they and their family members are more physically active.
- From March 2016 to March 2018, Promotoras have reached a total of 2, 847 Latinos in the City of Boulder through home visiting, outreach and education.
- Promotoras were trained and certified on Mental Health Fist Aid.
- Escuela de Padres y Madres, Compañeras founder Elena Aranda developed a fisrt-of-its-kind curriculum for Spanish speaking parents to improve their parenting skills. Modeled on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, parents learn how to use skills to better regulate their emotions, manage stress through mindfulness and be more present for their families.
- The pilot was launched in 2016 with two groups of 12 couples, with the program lasting eight weeks, with 90 minute weekly classes.
- Now, AMISTAD is implementing this program in partnership with the Boulder Valley School Distric at University Hill, Columbine and Sanchez Elementary schools. The Psychology Research Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be designing and implementing an evaluation and at Boulder Housing Partners sites in the City of Boulder.
- In April 2018, 45 parents graduated, completed the full curriculum.