SalaamGarage News

SalaamGarage “Long Road Home” exhibits at the 220&Change building in Seattle: 7/3~ 9/1

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“SalaamGarage: Long Road Home” will exhibit at the 220&Change building in Seattle: 6/20~ 9/1

Seattle AWC Chapter: Multi-Media Exhibition Kickstarter Campaign!

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“Our goal is for individuals who have aged out to experience these stories and see that they are not alone, and to inspire communities to engage in social documentary projects in their own back yard.”

WOW! YOU ROCK! Thank you for a swift 50%!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH! We launched a Kickstarter for our exhibition “A Long Road Home: Aging out of Foster Care,” May-June 2014 in Seattle.

Book On SALE Now!

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Everybody Needs Someone, The Aging out of Foster Care Project Book is nearly sold out.  Order your copy today and help us afford a second run! You can order our book through paypal by selecting the Buy Now button below. The book is 94 pages, 9″x12″. Funds raised through the sale of the book will […]

Amanda Koster: TEDX San Luis Obispo

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Amanda Koster, founder of SalaamGarage gets personal while sharing her experiences as a kid, ending up in ‘respite’ care, how SalaamGarage got started with her amazing teams and filled a vital need. Finally,  the deeply personal “why” storytelling is so close to her heart. She challenges the audience to reach out to those who are […]

Opening Reception for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Show


SalaamGarageNYC is pleased to announce the opening reception for the Aging-Out of Foster Care Project at the Long Island Children’s Museum Saturday June 23rd 1-4pm LICM 11 David Ave. Garden City, NY 11530 (On the campus of Nassau Community College) RSVP at Join many of the photographers, writers, and subjects from this important humanitarian […]

Via PDN: SalaamGarage-NYC Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Foster Care Project

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What happens to foster care children in New York City when they age-out of the system? The truth is that many are largely forgotten by the government, destined to end up in homeless shelters with nowhere to go and lacking the education or skills to provide for themselves. “I thought my life was over. I couldn’t […]

Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC, Andre

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NY based photographer Matthew Furman photographed Andre last week as part of the SalaamGarage Local-NYC Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC project.  So far, approximately 15 photographers, 10 writers, and 18 former foster youth have agreed to participate in this, the first SalaamGarage Local project.  We are working hard to raise awareness and inspire action […]

Join the $2,500 by July 25th campaign!

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My name is Kristie McLean and I traveled with SalaamGarage to Ethiopia six months ago. For me, one of the biggest attractions to SalaamGarage is its focus on raising awareness of social issues and challenging travelers to ACT (rather than just documenting the status quo) to bring about positive change. I am always on the […]

Samara Lectures represents SalaamGarage founder, Amanda Koster

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“Samara Lectures is a full-service Seattle-based lecture agency that focuses on speakers who make a difference in the world.  SalaamGarage is the perfect example of the type of organization we like to support – making connections by telling stories about real people and their struggles. Since we specialize in bringing this kind of inspirational first […]

SalaamGarage Site Gets a New Look!

Launching the new site! (with Maggie Soladay)

SalaamGarage site gets a fresh new look from our new webmaster, Charlene Jaszewski.


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NGOS: “For Agros International as an development organization, partnering with SalaamGarage did require a significant commitment, fortunately the return-on-investment is more than significant.  The process for us was highly collaborative and informative.  Agros already has a program for connecting partners with the people we work with in Latin America, integrating SalaamGarage’s unique approach to citizen […]

New partnership with BLURB!

This is a great week. Blurb and SalaamGarage began an official partnership. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Blurb, the company has revolutionized the way people can self-publish books of their work be it photographs, illustrations, words, etc. Let me back up. Our India09 travelers self published a book “India as witnessed by 10 citizen journalists” using Blurb.  They rounded up photos and some […]