AshaKiran is committed to educate, empathize and empower persons of South Asian and other foreign-born origins while providing culturally sensitive and confidential services to people experiencing traumatic/stressful situations.



AshaKiran aspires to be “a ray of hope” towards building a healthy and harmonious community.



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Upcoming Events... 

AK MLAM Flyer FINALMulti-Lingual Access Model (MLAM) FREE Training!

WHEN: Several Dates
Dowdle Center, 109 Governors Dr SE, HSV, AL

Do you speak another language? Become an AshaKiran PAID Interpretor & make a difference in your community! Get FREE training! Receive FREE training through our Multi-Lingual Access Model (MLAM). AshaKiran Language Advocates will earn a certificate after 54 hours training in specialized interpreting, language advocacy and cultural competency. Upon completion of the MLAM training, AshaKiran Language Advocates will have opportunities for paid compensation as an AshaKiran freelance translator while simultaneously helping those in need in our community! Worried you can't make a training date? No worries, contact us now! Make a DIFFERENCE! Become a culturally sensitive language advocate providing support to individuals in crisis situations and domestic violence survivors. Sign up to register at: https://goo.gl/forms/GpRJqINTyGDvXwhL2  For More information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Asha Tea Time Flyer APR 2017 JPGAsha Tea Time
WHEN: April 20th @5PM - 6:30PM
WHERE: Oakwood University, 7000 Adventist Blvd NW, HSV, AL 
One of a kind networking event every month 2nd Thursday. We wanted to create a venue to educate and empower women to make a difference in our community. We will have guest speakers who are achievers, entrepreneurs and leaders in our community as well! NEW this month: Panel Discussion! We are excited to partner with the Oakwood University NAACP Chapter for a panel discussion about immigration rights, immigration policies in the United States, and how to work towards a safer and more inclusive society for all! Thank you to this month's Asha Tea Time Sponsors: Jay I'Konn, Realtor at Weichert Realty & Madison ALOHA 
Questions? Contact us at (256) 698 - 4446 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Interested in becoming a sponsor for one or more Asha Tea Time events? Submit a sponsor form HERE

2017 ROH FlyerA Ray of Hope Event 2017
WHEN: April 22nd @12PM - 6PM
WHERE: Trinity United Methodist Church, 607 Airport Rd, HSV, AL
Keynote Speaker is Sister Rosemary: 2007 CNN HERO & Time's 2014 100 Most Influential. Guest Speaker is Tonya Stafford: Human Trafficking Subject Matter Expert. FREE event also includes: international fair, food vendors, henna, entertainment, local artists & more! Country of Focus: Uganda
Questions? Contact us at (256) 405 - HELP/4357 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Want to volunteer to help at our AshaKiran booth? Check out available times and sign up HERE.

AK New VOL ORIENTN APR 26th 2017AshaKiran New Volunteer Orientation
WHEN: April 26th @5:30PM - 6:30PM
WHERE: HSV/Madison Co Public Library915 Monroe St SW, HSV, AL
Want to give back to your community? Volunteer with AshaKiran and j
oin us for our next one hour new AK volunteer training! We would be so grateful even if you only have one hour a month to donate your time! We'll have some light refreshments while you learn about what we do, upcoming AK events & workshops as well as volunteer & internship opportunities! As space is limited, please RSVP if you plan on joining us! We will share notifications on our website and social media pages if we reach capacity so please make sure that you RSVP soon if you are planning on attending. We look forward to meeting you in person! 

Plan on joining us? Please RSVPCan't make it this time but want to volunteer with us? Complete an AshaKiran New Volunteer Application and we'll make sure to let you know of upcoming orientations and more!

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Unity Project HSV
WHEN: April 28th - 30th 
WHERE: Panoply Arts Festival, Big Spring Park, HSV, AL
Huntsville’s Unity Project is the first in our city, but one of hundreds created in over 20 countries around the globe designed to celebrate our diversity and build stronger, more vibrant communities. The Unity Project is an interactive community work of art that helps to break barriers and stereotypes, celebrate our uniqueness and strengthen our ties to each other - ultimately helping people connect from all parts of Huntsville. Facilitated by the City of Huntsville’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, AshaKiran, Interfaith Mission Services and community volunteers, we believe that Huntsville is an inclusive community, where everyone has a place. Volunteers will assist festival-goers as they tie colorful yarn to each identifier, intertwining with others' to create a web of interconnectedness - we'll bring the yarn and the opportunity for an open, safe dialogue. So bring your friends and come meet your Huntsville neighbors!             #UnityProjectHSV     #StrengthInDiversity          

Want to help volunteer for The Unity Project Huntsville? We need some volunteers to help with the project and to write names and words in other languages for extra fun. Sign up to volunteer and get into to Panoply for FREE! 

NEW AshaKiran Youth Art & Essay Contest!                              See contest guidelines. Want to participate? Parents can sign up HERE.

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MAY 25 / Biergarten Stein & Dine: AshaKiran
JUNE 26 / AshaKiran Annual Cultural Competency in Crisis Intervention Workshop 






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