Press Releases

Op-Ed: Brazilian Capoeira seeks to help schools 'Get Empowered!'

A unique organization called ‘Get Empowered!' wants to bring that spirit and energy of celebration to the schools. As annual budgets keep falling short with more set-backs for our nation's schools ‘Get Empowered’ is working to bridge that gap.Providing his support, Emmy-awarding winning actor/singer Obba Babatundé will be in the San Francisco Bay Area this March 17 to share with local schools and families the transforming power of music, dance and drumming.

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Fun Family Friday UNITY ARTS led by Obba Babatundé & Get Empowered!

Get ready to smile, move, sing, jam and connect! Join acclaimed actor, dancer, singer Obba Babatundé and members of Get Empowered! for an inspiring, INTERACTIVE, fun-filled community building evening of empowerment cultural arts & mindfulness featuring: world music, drumming, dance, Capoeira, tap, singing and more.

Open to ALL ages. Get Empowered! is on a mission to uplfit, unify and empower kids, families and communities throughout Oakland and the Bay Area with multicultural & healing arts-education programs, events, training and outreach workshops. Currently, Get Empowered! engages 3000 children every month in CA and NY. 

Visit the pages to learn more about it: Evensi  - SF Gate - Eventful - Bay Area Parent -

Get Empowered! partners with YMCA of Greater NY and New American Initiative Sites

In support of diversity/inclusion and the launch of National "New American Welcome Week." Get Empowered! provided cultural & healing arts activities to celebrate our theme "Communities in Unity" Events. 7 site citywide + an All-Staff Conference. Diversity, Inclusion, Community-Building for ALL ages! Proud to support Flatbush, Brooklyn, Sept 16 + Staten Island Sept 17 + Ellis Island Sept 19 + Harlem Sept 20 + Prospect Park, Bklyn Sept 21 + Flushing, Queens Sept 22 + Bronx Sept 23 + Chinatown Sept 24

i am light!

Inspired by the music, lyrics and mission of artist India Arie Our K-8 youth get empowered through diverse India Arie songs, along with music-making, dance, American Sign Language, meditation, yoga and singing to find and spread the light within!