Solana Beach-based nonprofit Casa de Amistad received the Community Partner of the Year award at the 17th Annual Honoring Our Own Awards Dinner, hosted by the San Diego County School Boards Association and the Association of California School Administrators Region 18. The awards recognize individual board members, educators, administrators, staff, parents, and community partners that support local education, celebrating their roles in making a difference for students. Casa de Amistad was nominated by the Solana Beach School District, Encinitas Union School District, and San Dieguito Union High School District.

Casa de Amistad is dedicated to fostering the education and character development of underserved children, teens, and their families in coastal North County through academic mentoring and tutoring programs. The organization serves over 250 students from preschool through 12th grade each year. For more information visit www.casadeamistad.org.