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BRAZILIAN ARTS FOUNDATION
January 13, 2011

When I first arrived at the Brazilian Arts Foundation, I was standing around with several other Capoeira initiates when class begun with a "warm up" that would generally have been my entire workout. The rest of class was spent twisting one way, legs the other way, and I am quite certain at some point I was standing on my head (or trying to). The whole time trying to follow the energy of the funny little man at the front of the room. It was a great workout

Two years later I still feel the same way about classes, but the Foundation itself has impressed me greatly. Constantly bringing together people in various walks of life, the foundation has a wide variety of programs that cater to many different people; that said, it is always a joy to watch the lines of those programs blur as students pick up the "Axé" and strive to learn and be more involved. This energy transfers beyond the walls of the foundation in the community programs it has for the elderly as well as school programs for children.

I hope and expect many more people will find the Brazilian Arts Foundation as physically, mentally, and emotionally rewarding as I have.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Making a wealth of new friends and developing language and fitness skills that were previously dormant.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hope they can find more people to work/volunteer time so that they have the resources to accomplish more of the tremendous things they are capable of performing.

MY ROLE:
Donor & I practice Capoeira.