2018 Teen Trip

Heart of Gold Adventures 2018 Teen Trip: On our first Heart of Gold Adventures trip in 2018 we brought fifteen teens and six adults to Nepal. The purpose of this inaugural trip was to offer Hudson Valley teens an educational experience that included cultural awareness and appreciation, service to others, and the fun of adventure,

Global Teen Cultural Exchange

Global Teen Cultural Exchange Over fifteen teens came together across three time zones in a virtual “Global Teen Cultural Exchange”.  Teens from Ghana, Nepal, NYC and New Paltz met on Zoom to share about their lives in their home countries, their work with their respective non-profits, and how they are managing during the pandemic. Each teen was part

Why Nepal

People often ask us “why Nepal?” The answer to this question lays in the mission of the Maya Gold Foundation, and Maya’s dream to end human sexual trafficking. In the spring of 2014, as an eighth grader, Maya visited India with her family, and spent time at Binapini Ashram in West Bengal. She was in


Karuna was produced by the Maya Gold Foundation and filmed and edited by Lara Usifer. Lara, a student at SUNY New Paltz, joined us on the 2019 trip to Nepal. “I had the good fortune of being a part of the Maya Gold Foundation trip to Nepal in April of 2019, and traveled alongside the


RECOGNITION:We are proud of the recognition we have received for our work, locally and nationally. In June of 2019 the Maya Gold Foundation received the Beacon Peace Award. Inspired by Pete Seeger’s vision for peace and social justice, the Beacon Peace Award is presented each year to an organization working towards improving life in the


ABOUT:When we co-founded the Maya Gold Foundation in 2015 and developed the mission, we had no idea where we would be eight years later. We had no idea that the Maya Gold Foundation would offer programming to over a thousand young people and adults in the Hudson Valley, that we would produce two concerts, screen