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With past fundraising, we've been able to partner with Arte Sauve on the renovation of what was a dilapidated warehouse in northeast Brazil. It is now a functional training center serving over 120 students in an under-resourced community plagued by poverty, violence, and drug trafficking. This program also offers Jiu Jitsu classes, mentorship, food for hungry students, and monthly outreaches offering food to the homeless and those in need within the community.
Phase II of the renovation, beginning this Spring, is to tackle the second floor. Our goal is build out the second floor for classroom space where we will be able to expand the program offerings to include after-school tutoring, English and music classes and other extra-curricular activities. There will be a lounge area for students to hangout, a kitchen and eating area for community outreach, and an area for short-term visitors and volunteers to stay.
This program and the Arte Suave leaders are literally savings lives and transforming the surrounding neighborhoods. Running classes in a total of 6 impoverished locations throughout the city (5 of these locations in borrowed spaces) the Arte Suave program trains over 400 students.Training centers like these are a safe place for youth to come and an invaluable resource to the surrounding neighborhoods.
We are raising funds to help renovate this space which will become DreamRoot's primary training center where we will be able to train and equip other local leaders, receive volunteers, and transform the lives of hundreds more underprivileged kids, youth, and adults. Would you be a part in making this dream a reality? Please share DreamRoot and it's mission. To donate, please visit: https://dreamrootinstitute.org/get-in...
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Wal’s story is pretty inspiring. Having grown up in an impoverished community in Paulist, Brazil, she is all too familiar with dangerous streets and an inadequate school system. One of the first things you will notice about Wal is that she is studious and intelligent.
In partnership with local ministries, our leaders have been quick to mobilize resources and help to meet the critical needs of community members. We have seen lives literally saved and transformed.
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Our most recent Brazil trip was cut short due to the Coronavirus. This resulted in postponing the April local leader training workshop. Despite the setbacks, we had a successful trip. Details will follow in a later email. DreamRoot’s leadership cohort and one-on-one coaching sessions with…
The smell of polluted gutters hits our noses as we step out onto the streets.
The darkness of the night blankets us. As we approach the plaza, we are warmed by the soft street lights that circle the perimeter. With the sounds of screeching bus brakes in the background and catching an occasional glimpse of the rats…
To help gain clarity, spark dreams and rise into the fullness of each of our unique callings, here is DreamRoot’s special Vision 2020 Workbook. It is an excellent tool for exploring your talents, discovering your calling, and aligning it with your daily life.
Rose and David are a powerhouse couple who lives in Fonfrede, Haiti. They believe in the capacity of the local Haitian people and have a shared vision for their nation of Haiti to be a restored and prosperous country where its citizens no longer live in abject poverty but have the means and skills to live a live of…
A huge shout out to Team Passos Jiu Jitsu students and Onda Jiu Jitsu for the generous donation of uniforms! These gis were donated to the Arte Suave program in Paulista, Brazil. Over 70 gis, several belts, and two pairs of shoes were collected and distributed to the students most in need at Arte Suave.
When Jhon is not working his shift as a federal police officer in the Recife metropolitan areas, Jhon can be found leading at several project sites throughout the city teaching Jiu Jitsu to at-risk youth and adults. Each of his classes are filled with lessons of life skills, character development, and encouraging his students to…
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