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Review for Brazilian Arts Foundation, Houston, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The primary reason that I became active with the Brazilian Arts Foundation was because the organization shows such a passion for MAKING THE ARTS ACCESSIBLE to everyone in the community. I've witnessed the BAF host more community-oriented activities and events -- many of which are free -- in an average month than many organizations do in a year. The BAF embraces a well-rounded and egalitarian approach to the arts, from teaching capoeira in the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) to screening Brazilian cinema at the monthly Movie Night. The BAF takes pride in putting every donated dollar right back into the Houston community.

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

Watching the pride of the kids who participate in the capoeira classes -- and seeing the shock of some of their parents who didn't realize that their children could do THAT. Amazing!

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

Encourage more people to try a class at the BAF's Culture Center. After only the first class, they will experience a difference.

Role:  Board Member & I've worked at their Movie Nights, Brazilian Day at a local Fiesta store and a capoeria/samba open house during White Linen Night in the Heights. (All were free events.).