About Us

World Capoeira Maculele Arts Foundation

World Capoeira Arts Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing cultural education and building community that works to improve the lives of children in impoverished communities through sharing the art form of Capoeira. Our projects, which are scattered all over US, Brazil, Colombia, Luanda, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Portugal serves over 500 kids. Capoeira Maculelê is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil and the Atlanta, GA, USA.

Our social projects—Projeto Maculelê, and others—are created to enrich the lives of at-risk children in poor neighborhoods throughout USA and around the world. We are motivated by the power of Capoeira to enrich entire families. As a tool to enhance creativity and create self-discipline, art develops skills needed to tackle life challenges. For this reason, we believe that our programs can truly transform the lives the communities we serve. We aim to provide education not only in art techniques from around the world, but also entire cultural context of world music, movement, history, and languages.

Capoeira as a Tool for Social Projects

We work to stop this cycle. Capoeira Maculelê is the primary source of funding for many of these projects, while also serving as the parent organization for many Capoeira schools throughout US, Brazil, and Europe. We enhance the lives of children we work with through capoeira, a rich Afro-Brazilian art form that incorporates music, martial arts, history, and dance into a single cultural experience.

What We Offer

Maculelê’s projects touch the lives of many children, offering an opportunity for a healthier, better life through personal growth. We offer safe learning environments, art and culture workshops, dance, music,  health education, reliable role models, and nutritious snacks.

Through capoeira, we open a dialogue with the children to discover who they are, why they are special, where they come from, and how to find positive solutions to seemingly impossible problems. As they learn capoeira, its music, history and philosophy, they develop physical and emotional strength to solve problems, make friends, and develop their self-esteem.

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