Sept. 26, 2012
-- SAN DIEGO – The AjA Project continues to demonstrate its commitment to refugee and at-risk youth with the opening of their new 4,000 sq. ft. location to house offices, a classroom, and a gallery to exhibit students’ photos. Located in the heart of the City Heights’ community, the new space offers a place for the students to permanently display their photographs and will provide an opportunity to hold after-school programs for youth. The community open house will be held Saturday, October 13th from 1pm-4pm and the VIP reception for donors will be held on Thursday, October 18th 5:30-7:
30. City Councilwoman Marti Emerald is scheduled to attend, and speak at, the Donor Reception.
To make this dream happen, The AjA Project created a fundraising social media campaign, using major social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and for the first time, IndieGoGo. IndieGoGo is a crowdfunding platform that supports artists, filmmakers, writers, and organizations, among others, to make their projects come to life, by helping them to raise the funds that are needed. With the service, the person or organization in need of the funding makes a pitch through the website, which potential donors from all over the world can read and determine whether or not they’d like to help fund the project. The donor can choose to give as little as $1 or as much as they would like.
On August 29th, The AjA Project launched “New Space, New Opportunities”
, an IndieGoGo campaign to help the organization raise funds for the build-out of the permanent space, and fund additional supplies that will be required for the additional students that they’ll be able to help. As of September 25th, we’ve raised close to $2,000. The goal is to raise at least $5,000 dollars by September 28th, and The AjA Project needs your support to make this a reality. You can learn more about the campaign at IndieGoGo.com/
Please help spread the news, as any help can go far. To learn more about The AjA Project, visit www.AjAProject.org or contact the organization at 619-223-7001.