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? Get FREE training through our Multi-Lingual Access Model (MLAM) to become an AshaKiran PAID Interpretor & make a difference in your community! AshaKiran Language Advocates will earn a certificate after 54 hours training in specialized interpreting, language advocacy and cultural competency. Classes have already started although there might be some openings left. If you, or someone you know, speaks another language and would like to attend an MLAM training, please complete an MLAM training application immediately and contact us either way to let us know of your interest at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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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!


HIA street food festHIA Indian Street Food Fest  
WHEN: May 6 @11:30AM - 2PM

WHERE: Horizon Elementary, 7855 Madison Pike, Madison, AL  
Most exciting event for street food lovers is here!! HIA proudly presents Huntsville area's 2nd Annual "Indian street food festival"*. Come, relax, and sample authentic homemade food from different states of India. There will be cultural events, entertainment, kids play area and of course food. Tickets sold at the door. Free admission for kids under 2. $3 for kids 2 - 7 and $7 for Adults. *This is the annual fundraiser for HIA, a 40 year old 501(c)(3) Huntsville local non profit. Make sure you stop by the AshaKiran booth to say hello!


BHAM INTL ST FAIR5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair 
WHEN: May 18 @11AM - 4PM 
WHERE: Downtown Birmingham, 3rd Avenue North & 20th St., Birmingham, AL 
This free event celebrates the diversity of Birmingham through food, music, dance and art. Join us for dance lessons, drum circles and a taste of the world. Bring your lawn chairs and an adventurous spirit. No outside food please. 
Make sure you stop by the AshaKiran booth to say hello! 


2017 Biergarten Stein and Dine AKBiergarten Stein & Dine: AshaKiran! 
WHEN: May 25 @4:30PM - 7:30PM 
WHERE: U.S. Space & Rocket Ctr., 1 Tranquility Base, HSV, AL 
A portion of proceeds will benefit AshaKiran! Dine and help your community at the same time! Featuring authentic German cuisine created by renowned chef David Oreskovich, dine under the Saturn V Apollo moon rocket and a portion of the food sales will go to Ashakiran! Free admission with food & beverages available for purchase. Imported and domestic beers and wines from the German region. Dogs welcome on the Apollo Terrace. Family friendly. Rain or shine.


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

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JUNE 26 / AshaKiran Annual Cultural Competency in Crisis Intervention Workshop 






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AshaKiran Milestone: 10 Years! 

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