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Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO) is Marin’s only nonprofit serving homeless teens and young adults ages 18 to 25 who represent 1/3 of Marin’s homeless population.
April 28th to May 23rd
Marin MOCA Museum
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA
“AHO Youth Homelessness to Hope” Mural Exhibition
AHO 2005-2021 RETROSPECTIVE
The murals have been traveling throughout the Bay Area for the past 8 yearswhere AHO’s previously homeless youth told the story of the metaphors, messages and visionaries they chose to highlight along with the themes of social social, BLM, climate change and the environment embedded in the murals.
🌟 ANNOUNCING 🌟
AHO Gifts the Murals to COLLEGE OF MARIN
Following the close of the AHO mural Exihibition/Retrospective, and 8 years oftraveling throughout the Bay Area, AHO will gift the “Youth Homelessness to Hope”murals and framed color posters to College of Marin as their permanent home. Thus, leaving the legacy of AHO’s previously homeless youth who created this extraordinary project.
Pictured above: AHO Band “THE HAPPYS” & Zara with Mural Poster
AHO wins the 2020 100Marin Award in Public Health
In case you missed the 100Marin Awards zoom event……..
🎈Please take 3 minutes to view our Winning 100Marin Award Presentation (PDF is attached)
Dr. David Wain Coon, President of College of Marin introduces & nominated us for this Award.
How AHO Is Helping Its YOUTH During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 YOUTH RESCUE KIT
A 2nd Sponsor is needed for our youth’s COVID-19 YOUTH RESCUE KIT designed by our Youth Leadership Team to protect our youth through the pandemic. 🎈Fritz and Thorunn Bathelt Fund @ MCF has donated $2,500 which will serve half of the 200 youth we serve yearly. We are seeking an additional $2,500 Sponsor for this project. 🎉All sponsor support will be acknowledged and greatly publicized on social media and with the press.
AHO Breaking News
The AHO Project APP is here & going viral!
- Need housing, jobs, dental? Youth can quickly text 415-203-0369 for support and share with friends
- Community Service hours for FUN Youth Projects
- Become a Community partner and share your expertise
Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO) is a 501 (c) (3) organization designed for youth, by youth, for the future of youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Since its inception in January 2005, AHO has been leading the way in addressing the growing trend of youth homelessness in Marin County, Greater Bay Area and Sacramento, CA.
Eliminating youth homelessness in suburban and rural communities nationwide using AHO as a model.
To provide young adults ages 18 to 25 who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness a trained life coach, the essential resources and leadership opportunities to become financially self-sufficient contributing adults
GRO AHO Initiative
AHO on the Move sharing its successful program model with other counties and communities around the State.
Building Youth Leaders
Historic Town Hall Forum
THINK DIFFERENT: A Preventative Approach for Homeless Youth
Produced by AHO Youth Team of previously homeless youth
Hosted by Senator Mike McGuire
Marin jail $78,000 /yr Source: Captain Navarro MC Jail 2017
San Quentin $75,560 /yr Source: LA Times June 4, 2017
AHO safety net $1,000 /yr
AHO Youth Describe Emotional & Physical
Challenges of Being Homeless
AHO “Rock for Homeless Youth”
AHO Youth Connect PSA
In The Press
“Marin Voice: Building bridges between police and young adults” by Cindy Aguilera, Marin IJ
In The Press
“Marin Voice: Homeless youth spearhead free dental clinic for peers” by Larkin Bond, Marin IJ
In The Press
“A preventive solution to youth homelessness” by Christina Herrera, Marin IJ