Up With People comes to ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A global education, service and performing arts program is putting on a performance that will raise money to help end Albuquerque homelessness.

This weekend, Up With People will take the stage at the Hiland Theater to sing, dance and perform for audiences.

This program chooses students from around the world to participate in a six-month, multi-continent tour.

During this tour, students travel to a new destination each week. While living with host families, students are exposed to a cultural experience and spend several days working on community service projects.

In addition, these students put on a live, high-energy benefit performance that includes songs and dances from various countries and genres for the communities they are volunteering in.

Up With People has joined forces with Saranam, a local organization whose mission is to eliminate homelessness in Albuquerque.

Saranam has currently housed 20 families with 41 children.

These families are offered a two-year program that incorporates education, supportive communities and learning how to be self-sufficient.

Shows begin Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, Feb. 28, at both 3 and 7:30 p.m.

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