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
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What We Do
Levantamos: The Center for Afro-Brazilian─American Cooperation is a non-profit corporation founded in January 2004 with the vision of building sustainable relationships between Afro-Brazilians in Brazil and Americans to affect profound educational, social and economic change.
The organization’s mission is to develop partnerships between Americans and Afro-Brazilians focused on eliminating inequality and to provide technical and financial assistance to empower Afro-Brazilian community-based organizations. Levantamos does this by
Generating financial resources for grass roots community organizations based in Brazil focused on Afro-Brazilians;
Developing, in partnership with Brazilians, community based programs in Brazil focused on citizenship, education, health, and economic development;
Developing programs in the United States to engage and educate North Americans about the history, culture, and conditions of Afro-Brazilians in Brazil; and,
Facilitating exchanges for educational, social, cultural, and economic exchanges between Afro-Brazilians and African Americans.