Save Capoeira Arts Foundation from becoming a permanent history

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Hi prospective donors,

My name is Jae, and I am raising funds to save Capoeira Arts Foundation/United Capoeira Association. I want to share my experience with this community.

I started training at United Capoeira Association (UCA) when I was 19. I was sarcastic with life, but stubborn and persistent to find my identity in the world. It took me 3 years before I felt comfortable talking to anyone at UCA. Mestre Acordeon and Mestra Suelly was very patient with me during the first 3 years. They both gave me enough space to feel comfortable with myself.

I want to give back to UCA as much as UCA has given me. I'm currently in my 8 consecutive years of practice in Capoeira. I want to support the new generations of students who are undergoing their own story creation through Capoeira. I also want to support Mestra Suelly in her new leadership role in UCA. 

We are currently in a difficult time due to a recent cutback from our funding. We lost a major contributor that has supported our overhead expenses for the past 10 years. Without the $60,000, our space will be forced to close. We are one of the few 501(c)(3) non-profit that has extended the reach of the African-Brazilian arts through a robust scholarship program for youths, through its regular programming in Berkeley, and through a number of financial partnerships with capoeira-based projects geared toward at-risk youth in northeastern Brazil.

There are many more stories that are being created right now in UCA. Your tax-deductible contribution will help not just to keep our space open, but to continue creating new stories.

Atlas $65.00
Anonymous $100.00
Thanks for being a great mentor Jae!
Artem & Karin
Yay Jae!
Contramestre Beringela
Jae! Thanks for coming to kick it in Denver! Kick dem fools for the cause for me.
Ave Maria Hackett
Always happy to support this organization!
Yago Fidani $40.00
John Beard
Thanks Jae!
Thank you for all that you give to the community.
Irmandade folks
Good luck!
much thanks for your everyday contributions, and in the faith of you creatively blending your skills! ~coracã do frevo, e ruas de capoeira....

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