If asked to summarize what they do in a brief statement (which, considering all their work, would be quite difficult, but the purposes of this post…), The Amala Foundation might very well say: Helping youth heal. Inspiring youth in positive ways is the way they’re achieving it.
Founded in 2001 and based in Austin, The Amala Foundation initiated a variety of humanitarian service projects that continue to educate and empower youth from all walks of life – different ethnicities, religious backgrounds, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, including refugee and immigrant youth, from all parts of the world. Many who are assisted by the foundation are survivors of a number of atrocities, such as war and violence. The Amala Foundation’s ultimate goal is to help these youth understand that, regardless of the adversities they’ve faced, they deserve a peaceful and fulfilling life as any human being does.
This year, The Amala Foundation is raising money to send 20 youth to the Global Youth Peace Summit, August 9th through the 15th, and they’ve organized a special benefit show tonight to help. The Growing Circles Benefit Concert, happening this evening at 7 p.m. at Vuka Studios, 411 Monroe St., will feature performances by outstanding local artists Gina Chavez, Phoebe Hunt, and Mohinya & The One Village Music Project. Dinner is included with the show, and you can purchase tickets at this Amala Foundation link. Recommended.