Ginga Arts: Strengthening communities through the Brazilian art of Capoeira

Since 2005, Ginga Arts has provided free Capoeira classes to thousands of low-income youth in Los Angeles.  Currently, Ginga Arts programs serve over 400 students weekly. 50% of the families in the communities we serve earn less than the median income for Los Angeles and over 88% of the children we serve qualify for free lunch programs.

Ginga Arts empowers at-risk youth by offering programs featuring the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira, in addition to other arts, dance, sports, and cultural programs. By teaching skills that are at once athletic and artful in a safe and positive environment, Ginga Arts strives to help youth become physically fit and self-reliant, learn trust and cooperation, build self-esteem, achieve respect for oneself and others, and find an outlet for creative expression. Ginga Arts hopes to preserve the rich and vibrant cultural aspects of capoeira and other Brazilian arts while supporting LA’s underserved youth.

Your cash contribution is tax-deductible
to the fullest extent allowed by law. Thank you.

In addition to grants and volunteer support, your cash contributions are critical to the continued success, impact and delivery of our programs. Twenty dollars won't fund an entire after-school program, but it will help provide healthy snacks (fruit, water, etc.) to kids who have just finished a Capoeira class. This is just one small example of how your donations make a difference.

With our new recurring donation option, you may now become a sustaining member and make a true ongoing impact in the lives of local, Los Angeles youth. A gift of $180 or $15/month provides a child with a full year of Capoeira classes every week, and a uniform. Your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated.

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