El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit Arts, Culture and Education | here at El Buen Amigo we offer fair trade merchandise from Latin America, Spanish language classes, venue space, field trips, fundraising opportunities & more!
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El Buen Amigo is LACA's fair trade storefront located in the heart of the Allentown district in Buffalo, NY. We offer fair trade arts, crafts, clothing and coffee direct from artisans and farmers in Latin America. We obtain beautiful handcrafted items from artisans in Central and South America and the Caribbean, for fair prices. In this way, we help provide impoverished individuals from developing countries with a living income and the opportunity to maintain a sustainable lifestyle for themselves and their families. It is also our mission to grow solidarity with and showcase to non-latino people the public the beauty and the value of Latino culture, a resilient lifestyle that has overcome the greatest tests of slavery, poverty, war and segregation.

Mission: The Latin American Cultural Association (LACA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1989 with the mission of uniting community and cultural organizations in Western New York with artists, craftspeople, and other nonprofits and cooperatives in Latin and Central America.

Operating as usual

08/08/2020

Hello!
We hope all are well during these trying times. We are looking for volunteers interested in the following areas:
Construction
Art
Social Media Management
General Task Volunteering
If interested leave a comment or send us a DM.

El Buen amigo is in need of volunteers with construction experience and roofing licensure. The “El Bueno Amigo”  buildin...
07/25/2020

El Buen amigo is in need of volunteers with construction experience and roofing licensure.
The “El Bueno Amigo” building is currently under renovation to preserve its historic structure and ensure longevity for the years to come. The founder, Senor Santiago is in the process of rebuilding the over 300 years old building from the ground up and needs your help for the final remaining steps. Currently, the inside walls are in need of a final layer of wood paneling followed by insulation and drywall. The roof must also be replaced and shingles installed. Senor Santiago is all equipped with the materials and tools needed to undergo this project. All that is needed is the manpower! Feel free to contact us with any questions and don’t forget to spread the word!
#beagoodfriend #serunbuenamigo

El Buen Amigo is ready to fulfill another promising contribution to the Buffalo community! This well-anticipated art mur...
07/25/2020

El Buen Amigo is ready to fulfill another promising contribution to the Buffalo community! This well-anticipated art mural will span the length of both sides of the building's exterior once completed. The mural seeks to illustrate the mistreatment of the natural environment and realities of human injustice. Senor Santiago believes in the power of art to spark the much-needed conversation of change towards peace, unity, and justice. Tag all of your artist friends and share! DM our page with ideas or for more information and volunteer opportunities.
Muchas Gracias

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07/22/2020

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit's cover photo

Señor Santiago is officially back on social media! The El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit is under serious construction and...
07/18/2020

Señor Santiago is officially back on social media! The El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit is under serious construction and we need your help! Stay tuned for volunteer and donation opportunities to make this dream a reality. @ El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit

12/30/2019

We are offering Spanish classes at El Buen Amigo at 114 Elmwood Ave. near Allen St. Basic levels are Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. for six weeks. We also offer basic on Thursdays for 9 weeks.and Saturday from 9 to 9 am to 11am. The Intermediate and Advanced levels are Saturday from 11:15 to 1:15 pm. for 9 weeks.The cost is $ 200.00 per 18 hours of instructions (nonrefundable) and includes all materials. For more information contact Santiago F. Masfererr at 716- 885-6343, or go to elbuenamigo on face book.

EL BUEN AMIGOARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY, SWEATERS, CHILDREN'S HANDWOVEN SWEATERS, ALPACA CAPES, PURSES, VASES FROM NICARAGU...
12/09/2019

EL BUEN AMIGO
ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY, SWEATERS, CHILDREN'S HANDWOVEN SWEATERS, ALPACA CAPES, PURSES, VASES FROM NICARAGUA, HAND PAINTED NATIVITY SETS, UNIQUE HANDMADE LEATHER GOODS AND MORE. WE ARE A NONPROFIT FAIR TRADE STORE
WHICH SUPPORTS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF LATIN AMERICA.
El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Ave at Allen St
Mon-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
7168856343
elbuenamigo.org
*SPECIAL AND UNIQUE GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS*

11/05/2019

Happy to share the good news: last Friday 11-1-2019 the NYS Association of Foreign Language Teachers, give to LACA and El Buen Amigo the "Senator Paul Simon Friend of Foreign Language Award "is given to a person who is a teacher of s foreign language, but who has been a champion of our cause", I am very pride to share this award with you.

10/04/2019

*SPANISH CLASSES*

BASIC 1
6 WEEKS
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
5:30 TO 7 PM

SATURDAY 9AM TO 11 AM 9 WEEKS

BASIC 2
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
5:30 TO 7PM

$200 ALL MATERIALS AND A ON LINE TUTORIALS 6 WEEKS

INTERMEDIATE

SATURDAY 11:15 TO 1:15 PM

$200 ALL MATERIALS AND A ON LINE TUTORIALS 9 WEEKS

EL BUEN AMIGO 114 ELMWOOD AVE. 885-6343
elbuenamigo.org

on facebook Latin American Cultural Associati

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-ProfitPublished by Joe Lolla · April 2 · EL BUEN AMIGOARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY, SWEATERS, CHILDR...
08/06/2019

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit
Published by Joe Lolla · April 2 ·
EL BUEN AMIGO
ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY, SWEATERS, CHILDREN'S HAND WOVEN SWEATERS, ALPACA CAPES, PURSES, VASES FROM NICARAGUA, HAND PAINTED NATIVITY SETS, UNIQUE HANDMADE LEATHER GOODS AND MORE. WE ARE A NONPROFIT FAIR TRADE STORE
WHICH SUPPORTS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF LATIN AMERICA.
El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Ave at Allen St
Mon-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
7168856343
elbuenamigo.org

07/17/2019

Here is an update of our process. We are reinforcing the foundation here at El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit where above will be the mural about human rights & the abuse of our natural resources.

We need help & are accepting donations please call us at 716.885.6343 to contribute. Also a special thank you to Jay at Done Rite 1 Painting & Remodeling 716.936.1387.

07/17/2019

Here is an update of our process. We are reinforcing the foundation here at El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit where above will be the mural about human rights & the abuse of our natural resources.

We need help & are accepting donations please call us at 716.885.6343 to contribute. Also a special thank you to Jay at Done Rite 1 Painting & Remodeling 716.936.1387.

We offer conversational Spanish classes 5 days a week.                     *SPANISH CLASSES*        BASIC 1             ...
07/15/2019

We offer conversational Spanish classes 5 days a week.

*SPANISH CLASSES*

BASIC 1
6 WEEKS
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY
5:30 TO 7 PM

SATURDAY 9AM TO 11 AM 9 WEEKS

BASIC 2
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
5:30 TO 7PM

$200 ALL MATERIALS AND ONLINE TUTORIALS 6 WEEKS

INTERMEDIATE

SATURDAY 11:15 TO 1:15 PM

$200 ALL MATERIALS AND ONLINE TUTORIALS 9 WEEKS

EL BUEN AMIGO 114 ELMWOOD AVE. 885-6343
elbuenamigo.org

on facebook Latin American Cultural Associati

06/04/2019

Spanish classes are ongoing and popular. 😎🕺

18 hours $200.

Tu - Th 3:30 to 5pm beginners. 5:30 to 7pm Intermediate (6 weeks)

or

Sat 9am to 11am Beginners or 11:15 am to 1:15pm Intermediate / Advanced ( 9 weeks) .

Come sit in on a lesson for free. If you like it and pay-in-full ono the day, it´s on the house. Co🕺🕺ntact us now for your free sample. ¡Una pruebita pues! A ver si te cae! (Try it to see if you like it, then)

Video: The Málaga Fair , Andalusia, Spain

05/08/2019

Meditation: Unites creative arts awareness with pain management, every Sunday, 2:30 pm, El Buen Amigo, 114 Elmwood Ave. Wear comfortable clothes, for information to register call Sandra Holland 947-5092 or call us 885-6343

Learning Spanish is one of the smartest career and personal enrichment moves anyone, at any age, can achieve. 😲😎You open...
04/25/2019

Learning Spanish is one of the smartest career and personal enrichment moves anyone, at any age, can achieve. 😲😎

You open your mind to a massive demographic in your neighborhood, job market and the world. And all the while you make amazing new friends who eat really good food and listen (and dance) to great music!

But none of that is possible if you postpone. So why not try this?

Come sit in on a lesson for free at El Buen Amigo. If you like it, and you pay for the full 18 hours of lessons on that day, you still get that lesson for free! And, you have a great start on Spanish as a second (or third!) language.

Our students range from 16 to 67 years of age.

Classes are ongoing so you can even start this week!

Reply here to reserve your free class, and congratulations on making the first step into a new world...right around you!

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El Buen Amigo - Latin American Cultural Association - non profit since 1989.
114 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201

Beginning classes

Mon and Thu 5:30 - 7pm (6 weeks, advanced beginner)

Sat, 9am -11am (9 weeks)

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Intermediate / Advanced

Sat 11:15am - 1:15pm (9 weeks)

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18 hours $200

Optional text book $9 used $17 new.

Classes have written grammar with speaking practice as well as reading comprehension and pronunciation.

Music videos in Spanish are analyzed and practiced in each lesson!

We can come to your offices for business Spanish lessons. Increase the size of your client base! Contact us for more info.

Private lessons, $35 / hour

Sign up and we see you soon! 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫

Muchas gracias, y nos vemos pronto.

Image: Casares, Andalusia, Spain

EL BUEN AMIGOARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY, SWEATERS, CHILDREN'S HAND WOVEN SWEATERS, ALPACA CAPES, PURSES, VASES FROM NICARAG...
04/02/2019

EL BUEN AMIGO
ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY, SWEATERS, CHILDREN'S HAND WOVEN SWEATERS, ALPACA CAPES, PURSES, VASES FROM NICARAGUA, HAND PAINTED NATIVITY SETS, UNIQUE HANDMADE LEATHER GOODS AND MORE. WE ARE A NONPROFIT FAIR TRADE STORE
WHICH SUPPORTS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF LATIN AMERICA.
El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Ave at Allen St
Mon-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
7168856343
elbuenamigo.org

Conversational Spanish taught by Native teachers from South America. For more information contact Santiago Masfererr at ...
04/02/2019

Conversational Spanish taught by Native teachers from South America. For more information contact Santiago Masfererr at 885-6343

Still jammin' it out!
04/02/2019

Still jammin' it out!

El Alhambra, Granda, Spain.
01/13/2019

El Alhambra, Granda, Spain.

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01/10/2019

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit's cover photo

Last week of our promotion: an extra week free on select Spanish classes! 👏🤓Sit in on a lesson for free. If you pay the ...
01/03/2019

Last week of our promotion: an extra week free on select Spanish classes! 👏🤓

Sit in on a lesson for free. If you pay the $200 for the 18 hours of instruction on the day, you get one, or to two, lessons free, depending on the time you choose. 🤓

We have lessons Mo Tu We Th & Sa.

Please reply here or email [email protected]

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01/03/2019

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit's cover photo

Al baile - At the danceMaspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain.
12/27/2018

Al baile - At the dance

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain.

Some Spanish words for the New Year from El Buen Amigo Spanish Lessons. Ongoing classes for all. 👏🤓🍾🥂🕺💃¡Feliz año nuevo!...
12/26/2018

Some Spanish words for the New Year from El Buen Amigo Spanish Lessons. Ongoing classes for all.
👏🤓🍾🥂🕺💃

¡Feliz año nuevo! - Happy New Year!

Cava - Sparkling wine (usually in Spain)

Resaca - Hangover (Spain) Literally "Receding tide"

La cruda - Hangover (Mexico) - Literally - "Raw"

La Nochevieja - New Year's Eve

Desvelarse - To stay up all night

Pachanga - Blowout party (Mexico)

In Spain, people have twelve grapes and eat one at each pealing of the bells before midnight.

In a bow to trendiness, companies will nowadays sell you a can of twelve grapes with a pop-top...so you don't have to deal with a bag of grapes!

Feliz año❄️

(Most people gather at La Puerta del Sol in Central Madrid.)

Spanish slang phrases from Spain. Brought to you by El Buen Amigo Spanish lessons. Ongoing enrollment. 🤔🤓👏 Felices Fiest...
12/24/2018

Spanish slang phrases from Spain. Brought to you by El Buen Amigo Spanish lessons. Ongoing enrollment. 🤔🤓👏 Felices Fiestas a todos - Happy Holidays!

Guay - "Cool" (pronounced like "why'')

Currar - "To work"

Vale - "Ok, fine"

Boquerón - "Anchovy" or "someone from Malaga"

Qué fuerte - "Wow, that's pretty heavy"

Tío/Tía - Literally "uncle" or "aunt" slang - "Dude" "Gal"

¡Anda ya! - " No way, man!"

💃🕺

(Image - Malaga)

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12/24/2018

El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit's cover photo

12/22/2018

EL BUEN AMIGO
ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY, SWEATERS, CHILDREN'S HAND WOVEN SWEATERS, ALPACA CAPES, PURSES, VASES FROM NICARAGUA, HAND PAINTED NATIVITY SETS, UNIQUE HANDMADE LEATHER GOODS AND MORE. WE ARE A NONPROFIT FAIR TRADE STORE
WHICH SUPPORTS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF LATIN AMERICA.
El Buen Amigo 114 Elmwood Ave at Allen St
Mon-Sat 12-7pm, Sun 12-5pm

Five Mexican-Spanish slang phrases.🤔🤓 Brought to you by El Buen Amigo Spanish Classes. ¿Qué onda? - What's up?La neta - ...
12/20/2018

Five Mexican-Spanish slang phrases.🤔🤓 Brought to you by El Buen Amigo Spanish Classes.

¿Qué onda? - What's up?

La neta - The real truth

Órale - Ok, fine

Ni modo - "oh well", "too bad"

Chido - "Cool!"

🏜

Image: Teotihuacán

Crepuscule. Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.
12/20/2018

Crepuscule. Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.

Holiday Spanish phrases for you. Brought to you by El Buen Amigo Spanish classes. Ongoing enrollment.🤓Nochebuena - Xmas ...
12/19/2018

Holiday Spanish phrases for you. Brought to you by El Buen Amigo Spanish classes. Ongoing enrollment.🤓

Nochebuena - Xmas Eve

La Navidad - Xmas

Nochevieja - New Years Eve

El Año Nuevo - New Years

Feliz Navidad a todos - Merry Christmas to all!

Felices Fiestas a todos - Happy Holidays to all!

😁👏

Image: Xmas in Chihuahua, Mex.

Spain is awesome, so is learning Spanish with El Buen Amigo! Classes ongoing now.
12/19/2018

Spain is awesome, so is learning Spanish with El Buen Amigo! Classes ongoing now.

Give the gift of knowledge and a lifetime of amazing career offers. Give a gift certificate for Spanish lessons! 🤔Will i...
12/17/2018

Give the gift of knowledge and a lifetime of amazing career offers. Give a gift certificate for Spanish lessons! 🤔

Will include up to two free lessons if you order before the end of December.

If you want to take Spanish, we are offering up to two free lessons, depending on class schedule and a free sit-in on a lessons.

Space is limited for the free lessons, please reply here or email: [email protected], to reserve your place for a free sit-in lesson!

Happy Holidays!

Gracias! 💃

Address

114 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY
14201

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(716) 885-6343

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Are we all set for Lew-Port High to bring students to El Buen Amigo March 13th, 2020? Please call John Mango to confirm the date and cost per student.
santiago Thanks for your call. If you share a n email address we can more easily send you info you asked about Jim & Marian Friends of the Third World Ft. Wayne IN
One of my favorite places to stop and visit! Wonderful gift ideas for any special occasion and you're supporting such wonderful causes! Great events as well!
We are planning to bring Lewiston-Porter students to El Buen Amigo on March 7th which is a Thursday from 8am-2pm. Is this date available?
Hola- Alguien conoce de un lugar local a donde puedan dar las clases de manejar en espanol?
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