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Four words: Hope for the Lost. That is the mission of The ASW Foundation, Inc. in a nutshell. In everything we do, we strive to show the youth in our communities that they have potential. Over the last five years, our organization has grown into a movement to stop the senseless gun violence in our communities. We believe that by supporting our youth, encouraging them, and providing them with creative and constructive outlets, we can change the narrative of the future.
In 2019, our founder, Aaliyah Stewart, began developing a plan to build a youth center in her hometown of Gary, Indiana. This community center will be a safe haven for the youth of the city—a place where they can come together for recreation and to receive guidance and direction. When the center opens, it will be something unlike anything anyone has seen in the City of Gary in quite some time.
Our youth center has a home! We were blessed to acquire a building for the I AM THEM Hope Youth Center on 38th and Broadway. It's centrally located and once our remodel is complete, will be a safe haven for the youth of Gary and the surrounding communities.
The ASW Foundation, Inc. has devoted its energy to giving back to the community, and raising awareness to gun violence. Something that is near and dear to our founders heart. Gun violence is a Major problem that is occurring in the world we live in. The youth of TODAY are The FUTURE for TOMORROW!! We have to take back our COMMUNITIES.
Meet Aaliyah Stewart—founder of The ASW Foundation, Inc. Losing her two brothers, Anthony S.White Jr. and James Anderson, to gun violence catapulted her into action at a young age. Aaliyah strives to be an example of what our youth can achieve if they simply given the opportunity to succeed. Her work through the ASW Foundation and the #IAMTHEM Movement have inspired not only those in her community but people all across the country.
Locally, nationally and internationally, The ASW Foundation, Inc. is standing up and taking back our communities. Giving the youth equal opportunities.
A movement created to encourage youth and to let them know that they are not alone in this fight. When we say #IAMTHEM, we are letting our youth know that we are in this together and together we will overcome.
The ASW Foundation, INC. strives daily to make a change in the community. But it will take more than just our efforts to make a difference. We have to bring the communities together in order if we are going to bring about real change.
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