The American Society of São Paulo is a civil, non-profit association founded on May 10, 1950. The Society is led by a Boardof 20 dedicated volunteers, some of whom can be non-American citizens. There are four executive positions; President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary; the President must be an American citizen.The day to day activities are managed by anoffice manager and her staff.
In 2009, the General Meeting approved the formation of the President's Council. This Council is made up of ex-Presidents of the Board whom are available to the Board on an advisory capacity. Every year a deserving member of our society nominated by our members is honored by the board with the Eric Poliak Award in recognition of the highest individual qualities in service to education, philanthropy and volunteerism.
The Society acts as a liaison and promotes friendship between the membership and a variety of organizations, including the American Consulate, the American Chamber of Commerce, American schools, churches, charities, and athletic groups, to name a few by organizing social, cultural, and athletic events for its diverse membership; encourages integration with the Brazilian society; and supporting beloved American traditions
The American Society concentrates on five pillars of well being for its members and community:
AmSoc seeks to support Children’s Institutions volunteer, activities, clothing, supplies, food drives, corporate sponsorship and helping hands.
Membership directory, regular newsletter, annual yearbook, connection to US consulate, connection to São Paulo city and state, Website, Facebook, Linked-in and Twitter accounts as well as out "The Forum" newsletter keep out members informed about all the goings on.
Opportunities to meet fellow members in the company of American and Brazilian business leaders at regular events together with a database of business and networking resources.
The American Society of São Paulo organizes a variety of competitive athletic activities throughout the year. In conjunction with this Our Youth Sports Program (YSP) has been providing sports training and games for girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 13 for over 50 years.