Amnesty Center | 1990 Timelines: La Maestra History

La Maestra Amnesty Center’s more than 12,000 students voice the need for culturally appropriate health services in an environment where families could feel safe, not worry about being denied services based on lack of insurance, and where providers spoke their languages and understood their cultural beliefs.
In response to the Student Council’s request and community needs, La Maestra Family Clinic is founded as a DBA of the Amnesty Center and leases the first Fairmount Avenue residential unit, which is converted into a licensed medical clinic under direction of Dr. Courtney White. The Medically Trained Cultural Liaison Model is created and becomes a core model to all services developed within La Maestra’s Circle of Care throughout the next 25 years.
In 1991, La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc. is incorporated as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit licensed community clinic.