The Center for Afro-Brazilian - American Cooperation


Our Mission

Levantamos: The Center for Afro-Brazilian-American Cooperation is a non-profit corporation founded in January 2004 with the vision to affect profound educational, social and economic change in the lives of Afro-descendant populations.  In keeping with this vision, Levantamos’ mission is to develop partnerships between Americans and Afro-Brazilians focused on eliminating inequality and provide technical and financial assistance to Afro-Brazilian community-based organizations.

Who we are

Brazil is most frequently known as the land of samba, sun, and celebration. For decades those in North America have enjoyed Brazil’s music, food, dance, and culture. The Brazil that North Americans have come to love and appreciate is the Brazil that is at its essence Afro-Brazilian: the samba, the capoeira, Candomblé, and feijoada.


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