Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Former refugees elected to public office!

Elections across the country on Tuesday, November 8 brought victories for many first-time public office holders. In Montana and Virginia, it was also an historic election night for two candidates who came to the United States as refugees. Their winning campaigns represent the immense contributions of refugees who are welcomed to this country after fleeing violence and persecution.

Monday, October 16, 2017: Amaanah’s Tough Mudder Team Needs You!

A team of 50 men and women are taking part in a 12 mile obstacle course called Tough Mudder. Why? To raise funds and awareness for Amaanah's unique program called the Awesome Academy. The Awesome Academy is a school-based academic and social support program for resettled refugee students. Amaanah's instructors work along side teachers inside the classrooms to provide students with the extra support they need. The program is currently serving over 600 students across 15 schools in Houston and Austin.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017: Another Home Transformation Completed!

In partnership with a wonderful group of ladies, we completed another Home Transformation last weekend. Would your group like to volunteer for a Home Transformation? It's simple. All you have to do is get a group of 15-20 volunteers together, raise $3,500, and put in a day's work. Please email for more details!

Friday, August 18, 2017: Meat UP 2017

Meat UP 2017 - In partnership with a locally operated and state-licensed farm, this annual meat drive provides more than 3500 lbs of meat to hundreds of resettled refugee families across the Houston area. Visit for more information!

Saturday, July 8, 2017: Amaanah receives funding from NFL #GreaterThanTheGame.

We are excited to announce that Amaanah was the only refugee serving organization to take part at #GreaterThanTheGame! This special event is celebrating the charitable impact of Superbowl 51. We were apart of 78 nonprofit organizations across our community who were honored on that day. Thank you once again to the Houston Texans for your continuous support!
Rock the block

Sunday, June 25, 2017: Houston and Austin, we rocked the block!

Wow! We are again grateful for all our volunteers that were able to participate in Rock The Block in Houston or Austin. In Houston we had 300 volunteers deliver food bags to 700 families and in Austin we had 90 volunteers deliver to 200 families. Thank you again to those that were apart of this special event. You were all able to bring smiles to 900 households thanks to your support!
Rays of Change Houston

Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Rays of Change – Houston Photo Album

Rays of Change 2017 was a success in Houston with the attendance of over 1300 guests! This evening was uplifting and inspiring to all whom were present. We would like to send special thanks to our presenting sponsor the Houston Rockets, Shelia Burki Designs for sponsoring much of the beautiful decor , and Khary Dixon for the wonderful pictures! This event was only made possible with the continuous support of those who believe in Amaanah's mission! Thank you.