Capoeira Social Project (CSP) is an educational non-profit organization that provides holistically enriching instruction in capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, and movement form.
From the beginning our mission has been to provide a program for underprivileged and marginalized children (specifically ages 7 – 18) by using a blend of creativity, education, and self-expression, to enthusiastically empower and educate.
We are located in Baltimore, Maryland with extended partners in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil. Capoeira is a foundational building block for our program as we utilize the unique origins of the Afro-Brazilian martial arts disguised as dance combined with acrobatics and music to train our students.
We teach the historical, philosophical, lyrical, and martial significance of the art of Capoeira. While learning Capoeira students will simultaneously learn the language of Brazilian Portuguese through the exposure of song lyrics, how to design, construct and play instruments, as well as enhance their artistic knowledge and capabilities with our multitude of innovative and creative activities.
The Capoeira Social Project also offers extra-curricular activities, including arts, tutoring in math, science, reading and writing, as we believe an emphasis on strong educational support leads to a path of accountability, determination and excellence. Our training empowers the youth to be intelligent and resourceful, strong and agile, and most importantly self-aware and self-confident. By acquiring these vital qualities students have an opportunity to succeed in life.