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Who Are We

We're Changing our Name! Here's Why.

We are delighted to announce that our organization, formerly known as The Sarafian Foundation, will now be Ayo! Connect! 

Our decision to change our name comes after careful consideration and a deep dive into our organization's core values and mission. We want our name to better reflect who we are, what we do, and the communities we serve. The new name better aligns with our mission and values and is a true reflection of our vision for the future.


As we continue to grow and expand our programs and services, we are confident that our new name will serve us well. We believe that it better represents our commitment to excellence, innovation, and social impact in building connections while still incorporating the Armenian heritage of our previous namesake, Richard Sarafian. Our new name embodies our core values of inclusivity, collaboration, wellness, and community empowerment.


We would like to assure you that while our name is changing, our dedication to our mission remains the same. We will continue to work tirelessly to improve the lives of those we serve and to create a more equitable and well society for all.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to embarking on this exciting new chapter with you.



Joshua T. Sarafian 

President and CEO 

Ayo! Connect 

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