Help Us Build a Home For Capoeira Cultural Arts in the Bronx.

After years of operating out of a multi-use room at a local Kingsbridge church, ACBX is moving to its own full time studio. A new home will allow for greater operational efficiency and expanded community outreach.  Help us build a home to continue to encourage healthy lifestyles, build and empower community, develop youth and inspire people to reach their maximum potential.

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ncrease the impact of your gift by filling out your employer’s matching gift form. Check with your H.R.   department.
– Sending a check? Make it payable to ABADA-Capoeira Bronx Arts Inc. And send it to 4685 Manhattan College Parkway, 2nd Floor Bronx NY 10471

The Bronx Ranks as Unhealthiest County Among New York State’s 62 Counties

In a recent study, the Bronx came in last among New York State’s 62 counties, for quality of life, making it the unhealthiest county for the 7th consecutive year. Physical inactivity, smoking, and obesity are some of the major contributors to poor physical and mental health among Bronx residents. Here, childhood poverty is 43% – nearly double the statewide number and the high school graduation rate is 56% (vs. 77% statewide).* There is a pressing and urgent need for accessible and innovative community-based programming promoting healthy lifestyles.

ACBX has reached thousands of students through in-school physical education and cultural arts programs; provided travel opportunities to adolescents; encouraged endless amount of people to live active and healthy lifestyles through community events and free summer classes at local parks. We are proud to have seen children become outstanding young adults leading productive lives and aspiring to achieve their athletic and personal goals. Through their experiences with ACBX, they now serve as role models to the younger generations in their communities.


Here are some examples of the impact of your donation

$3,500: Allows ACBX to host part two of Ritmos e Cantoria – a four-day music workshop – an in depth look at the instruments played in capoeira, music theory and composition, with master artist Boa Voz.
3,000: Pays for one teen student to travel to Brazil and attend the World Games of Capoeira in Rio de Janeiro, summer 2017.
$2,500: Covers travel, food and lodging for one guest artist from abroad to participate in ACBX’s annual student graduation and cultural arts performance, traditionally known in capoeira as the Batizado.
$1,000: Supports two capoeira arts interactive workshop for youth in schools
$500: Covers cost of one atabaque drum which students learn to plan and care for
$350: Pays for one wall mirror, helping students work on improving technique and prevent injuries.
$200: Covers cost of two berimbau instruments, for students to learn to play, build and care for
$150: Pays for one folding tumbling mat for ACBXKids to practice basic acrobatic movements
$100: Pays for one pandeiro (tambourine) instrument for students to learn to play capoeira rhythms and samba
$75: Covers office supplies for ACBX to operate for one month

Any contribution of any size is helpful and truly appreciated!

Other Ways to Support

Rent the studio for your next celebration or event, contact us if interested:, 347-595-7115
Donate items or services:

Printing services
Grant-writing services
All in one printer
Multiple line office phone
Computer for front desk – Update 1/17: we received a donated computer! Now we just need a monitor. 
Computer desk and chair
Portable projector
Recycling garbage bins
Airfare miles toward the flight of a guest artist

*Sources: “Bronx named unhealthiest county for seventh time in a row; ‘It’s going to take time to come back.’” Daily News New York. March 17, 2016. U.S. Census Bureau