Our vision is a community where youth reach their highest potential and become contributing members of society.



Our mission is to empower youth, especially youth of African descent, by providing opportunities for academic achievement, literacy and resiliency.


"At the dawn of a new beginning for our youth."



Save the Date

On Friday, May 6, 2022, we are planning our first ever Scholarship Benefit. We are inviting our friends and supporters to please save the date and join us in supporting students. 


Since 2015, AALR has offered scholarships to students that show promise of academic success and leadership. When we began, we offered 2 scholarships of $500 and a $200 Book award. Over the years we have sought to grow our scholarship offerings. Last year we increased our scholarships to $600 and supported 3 outstanding students. This year we are growing our award again to $1000 for 3 students.

We are hosting this Benefit and Auction to help raise the extra support we plan to give out. We are asking our supporters to come along side and help us with a donation to this worthy cause. Admission is only $10 for a wonderful evening of music, celebration, as we hear from some of our former scholarship winners. 


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AALR Scholarships are now Available!


Our 2022 Scholarship Applications are now available. Click here to download.

Scholarships will be accepted until May 31, 2022. If you know any high school seniors who could benefit from extra funds for college, please share this information with them. Thank you!

Our Newest Initiative: UBUNTU HOUSE

A Place for Racial Healing

Local Family Business

Ubuntu House is the newest initiative under the AALR umbrella. The dream child and passion project of AALR president, Amania Drane, Ubuntu House's mission is to foster healing and thriving from the harm done by racial trauma. 

The vision is to create an enduring legacy of hopefulness and wholeness that brings purpose and thriving.

Visit our About Us page to learn more about our goals.