Non Profit Work
The Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Founded by Azim Khamisa in honor of his son, the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) was established in 1995 after Tariq Khamisa, a 20-year-old college student was killed by Tony Hicks, a 14-year-old gang member. Tony became the first child in California under the age of 16 to be convicted as an adult. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Believing there were “victims on both ends of the gun,” Tariq’s father Azim Khamisa reached out in forgiveness to Tony’s grandfather, Ples Felix to begin the process of healing; together they established TKF.