Casa de Amistad, a Solana Beach-based nonprofit, held its annual spring luncheon and fundraiser, Sowing Seeds of Success, at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe in April. Students, parents, volunteers, program donors, and community leaders and partners attended the event, which included lunch, a silent auction, and special performances by Casa de Amistad students.

Founded in 1997, Casa de Amistad is dedicated to fostering the education and character development of underserved children, teens, and their families in coastal North County San Diego. The cornerstone of the organization is its Study Companions Program, an educational mentoring program designed to improve the academic achievement of children in grades K-12. Sowing Seeds of Success raised funds to continue program development and expansion for the upcoming year, and brought the community together to celebrate the growth and achievements of Casa de Amistad students. For more information about how to get involved contact Nicole Mione-Green at or visit